Our 2017 Elk season was filled with super successes, as well as super challenges. Our high success rate continued for most of our elk hunts this year. We did, however, have a couple of hunts where the hunting was some of the most difficult we’ve had. During those hunts we experienced a low harvest rate. We killed some of the best bulls we have ever taken out of western Wyoming this year. We harvested a solid number of bulls over 300 inches and many just good old, solid 6 point bulls. (more…)
Tag: fall hunts
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
The 2013 trophy mule deer season was one for the record books, no doubt. Non-typical Outfitters proved itself, again, to be Wyoming’s top trophy mule deer outfitter. We killed a 240, 228, 198, and 197 to name a few. We had opportunities at multiple other bucks over the mid 190s and a couple over 200. I would say that our harvest rate for the year was down compared to 2012, 2011 and 2010, however, given the harsh winters in years past (more…)
The 2013 elk season for Non-Typical Outfitters produced some tremendous high mountain Wyoming elk hunting opportunities. We harvested some great public land bulls. Our high bull to cow ratio provided everyone with multiple bull opportunities, some hunters had chances at over 20 bulls on their hunt. Everyone may not have seen the big old bull in range, but got to see a lot of elk regardless of the week. (more…)
The 2009 season was one of our best Rocky Mountain elk seasons as far as the quality of bulls harvested and opportunities given at bulls between 280 and 320. Our resident herd of elk is holding strong with a consistently high bull to cow ratio. We still have no wolves to threaten the herds. We are looking forward to an even better season in 2010. Please enjoy these photos from our Non-Typical Elk Hunt season of 2009. (more…)