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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…)

Wyoming Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Bighorn Sheep HuntSheep 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…)

Monster Buck Fever Hits a Snag

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.

Monster Buck Named Snag (more…)

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt of 2014

2014 Elk SeasonOur 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…)