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Mule Deer Season of 2018

2018 Mule Deer SeasonWe didn’t know what to expect out of the 2018 mule deer season. With the extremely severe winter of 2016-17 and the super mild winter of 2017-18, it was hard to predict how the herd would look. Our herd had two years of polar opposite conditions that affected their health. After our 2017 mule deer season, it was very clear that the herd needed our help.

Here at NTO, we made the decision (more…)

Rocky Mountain Bull Elk Hunt of 2018

Bull Elk Hunt 2018Non-Typical Outfitters’ elk hunt continues to be one of the best general season bull elk hunt in Wyoming. We had a very High success rate again for the 2018 season. We took some tremendous bulls for this area. We provided many lifelong memories. You can’t ride around in this western Wyoming country, God’s Country, and not be amazed by its magic. The hunting we get to experience on a yearly basis is truly an unbelievable privilege. The wild, rugged, majestic scenery, rich with elk, sends our hunters home with unmatched memories. Western Wyoming is the last stronghold of really good, wild, wilderness public land hunting. This is one of the last truly authentic elk hunting experiences left in the western states.

We started the bull elk hunt season off in September – big bugling bulls. We have some of the best archery elk hunting in Wyoming. The best opportunity to kill our biggest bulls is with a bow and the right hunter. A big bull elk hunt in rugged, mountainous terrain is not easy. (more…)

Neither Old Man, Nor Deep Snow, Nor Steep Terrain…

…Will Deter Us From Our Appointed Task

My son Shea and I hunted with Non-Typical Outfitters for the 2017 season. We both took nice mule deer, but they weren’t B&C records by any means. I am a nearly 70-year old man and have hunted all my life in some awesome locations. I’ve hunted with Robb before on a spring bear hunt and wasn’t successful with that hunt. This did not deter me from hunting with him again.

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My Hunt With NTO

My Hunt With NTOOr, should I say hunts – plural. I must say, when I originally signed up to hunt with NTO, I was just checking off one of my bucket list hunts, but now that I have actually hunted with Non-Typical Outfitters, I can’t wait to do it again. My opinion is that Robb Wiley, co-owner of NTO, has surrounded himself with some great guys and that also includes Robert, the cook.

I arrived at camp the day before (more…)

A Clean Miss Can Be High Adventure

Ron's High AdventureTo hunt bears or not to hunt bears? That’s a question I’ve pondered for many years. I’ve backpacked and hunted the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges in my home state of Washington since I was a Boy Scout. After a handful of encounters in some very majestic places, bears took on a special, almost sacred significance to me. For many years I chose not to actively pursue bears and focused my efforts on deer, elk and turkeys. Up until then, that was my idea of high adventure. Then, during a 2015 spring (more…)

A Bucket List Elk Hunt for Dennis

Bucket List HuntI wanted to share my experience at fulfilling one of my bucket list items, a wilderness hunt on horseback and the opportunity to hunt with Non-Typical Outfitters. Robb Wiley, who helped me book this hunt recommended a solo hunt, just me and a guide. His strong encouragement was 100% spot on and the additional cost, although a burden, was worth every penny. I always had other priorities, like expenses that were more important at the time, but recently I figured, finally (more…)

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt of 2017

Hunting for bulls in western WyomingOur 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…)

Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt of 2016

Mule Deer of 2016The 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…)

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt of 2016

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt 2016Our 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…)

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt of 2015

Bull Elk Hunt of 2015Our 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…)