Wyoming is famous for clear skies, soaring mountains, and elk hunting in the cold autumn air. Wagonhound Outfitters has over 300,000 acres of prime wilderness, pristine habitat for a wide assortment of trophy animals, including herds of elk, antelope, and mule deer. We offer first-rate guided elk hunts tailored for archery hunts, rifle hunts, and custom packages for late-season cow hunts.
Archery Elk Hunts
Take advantage of warmer temps and beautiful fall colors during archery season which opens is the month of September. Our guides will lead you into the backcountry for an active hunt where bull elk can be heard bugling during the rut. To help insure your elk hunt is of the highest of quality we keep our archery groups small and are led by our trained guides. You will head out early from the lodge and into the mountains to be surrounded by bugles and the sounds of the rut. The guides will field-dress your kill and pack it out for you after the hunt is over.
Rifle Elk Hunts
The breeding season for elk lasts through the fall, long enough for rifle season to begin in October. Rifle bull elk season continues through the third week of November. Snow may be falling by the time you set out from the warm lodge into the mountains, so check our gear list and be prepared. Hunters will enjoy the mountains, scenery, and abundance of elk and relish returning to camp for a home-cooked western-style meal even more.
Late-season cow elk hunts are done in December. Wagonhound Outfitters runs our cow hunts out of the comfortable West Fork Bunkhouse and Mess Hall, with its combination of private rooms, dormitory style bathrooms, and comfortable and roomy Mess Hall. You will be with a guide each day until you harvest your cow and it’s out of the field. Hunters provide and cook their own meals in the Mess Hall kitchen. Spend a day in the snowy Wyoming mountains on our guided elk hunts, and return in the evening to a hot meal and a night by the fire.
While cow elk hunting, let our knowledgeable guides take you for a waterfowl hunt. Our spacious property contains some of the best waterfowl hunting in the area, and we can arrange a combination package to make your trip to Wyoming as memorable as possible.
Points and Licenses
Wyoming uses a point system for its hunting permits; the point system has changed considerably over the past few years. Wagonhound Outfitters will be glad to assist both in-state and out-of-state hunters in navigating the application process for hunting permits. The resident and non-resident deadlines are different; non-resident applications need to be in by January 31 for elk, while residents have until May 31. If you missed this year, don’t worry! There will be plenty of time to gear up for next season. The timeframe to purchase non-resident preference points is between July and November. You can only buy one point a year for each species.
Book your elk hunting trip to Wyoming soon. Whether archery or rifle, Wagonhound Outfitters will assist you in finding a trophy to be proud of and making an experience you won’t forget.