This 2017 winter has been extremely challenging for our coming deer season. Snowfall is 170-200% of normal. To make matters worse, we had two layers of ice that were in that snowpack and they kept the ridges from blowing open. Also, we received extreme temperatures down to -50° F. On one 24 hour period it went from -40 to +40° above and rained 2 1/2 inches. Needless to say, the winter has tapped out the fat reserves on our deer. (more…)
The 2016 Mule Deer season was, all in all, a very successful season. We had favorable weather patterns throughout the winter, spring, and summer months, for average or slightly above average antler growth. We had one of the most successful scouting seasons we have ever experienced to date here at NTO. Our booked clients received a very impressive line up of scouting pictures.
We have noticed one change in our hunters recently: (more…)
Our 2016 Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt was one of our best to date. We had a very high harvest rate on most hunts. We had the ability to show most of our hunters many, many bulls. Some of the bulls were as big as they get for western Wyoming. Even the hunts where we did not punch everyone’s tag were still very successful. Some hunters passed 6 point bulls because they were seeing bigger ones. We had opportunities on and killed several bulls over 300 inches. (more…)
The 2015 season had the perfect start for our Mule Deer herd, early spring melt and loads of early rainfall. Combined with a mild winter, the deer had the perfect storm of conditions for optimal antler growth. We located and hunted some real giants among the deer herd again in 2015… 240, 230, 220 and many 195-200 inch trophies. We do not judge success by the score of our deer, we use it as a reference to the quality of animals western Wyoming produces. (more…)
Our 2015 Bull Elk season was extremely challenging. The weather was a double edged sword. We started the season with record rainfall in the spring and early summer which added to the spectacular horn growth. We had multiple Bulls over 340, as well as many over 300 inches located in our preseason scouting. Many of our early mule deer hunters commented, “Wow, I need to get an Elk tag for this area!” This was due, of course, to how many spectacular bulls they were seeing. (more…)
Sheep hunting is one of the true passions of Non-Typical Outfitters. We are committed to the 100% success of your bighorn sheep hunt. We will spend countless days in the field before the season scouting for your hunt. We’ll have pictures of the rams that we will be after prior to the season. Non-Typical Outfitters realizes that your hunt is once in a lifetime. We are more committed to the success of your hunt than any other outfitter in Wyoming.
Our hunts are 10 days long. The value of this hunt is in the time that we spend scouting before the season. Our goal is to find the best ram in the unit. Robb will be personally involved in all sheep hunts. Non-Typical Outfitters’ guides are extremely accomplished alpine hunters; proven by their continued success hunting high mountain bighorn sheep and mule deer. Many of our successful mule deer hunters have proclaimed, “This has been a sheep hunt for mule deer.” (more…)
The hunt for Snag began in 2011. I actually found Snag before I found Magnum (the giant 257 inch buck we killed in 2011). Snag was younger than Magnum that year. I estimated his age to be about 4 years old. Magnum was aged at 6 1/2 years old when he was taken in 2011. I was only able to locate Snag a handful of times over the next few years. He was a very secretive animal, like a cagey, old, monster buck.
For the last couple of years, we have been able to say, “This mule deer hunting season was our best year to date.” Well, we did it again! I didn’t think that it was possible, but in 2014 we set the bar even higher, due to our world class staff and our ability to work together as a team. Preseason scouting, was once again, also, very essential to our success. (more…)
Brenda and I have not had the chance to hunt together since starting a family 6 years ago. After hearing the news that Brenda was ready to come out of “hunting retirement”, I did not book any clients for the last week of October, 2014, so that we could test drive a hunt that we are going to be offering beginning 2015. Check out Brenda’s 2014 bull!
Our 2014 elk season was arguably the best elk year we’ve had to date. Although mother nature did not cooperate with the weather, we were still able to harvest a tremendous lineup of bulls. Our continued high bull-to-cow ratio is proving to be a great asset to our hunts. We have some of the best general season hunting in Wyoming currently.
Our archery hunt was “off the chart” successful (more…)