Tag: mule deer

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…)

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.

Scouting Pics for the Old Man Scouting Pics for the Old Man Scouting Pics for the Old Man

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Shea Bess’ Confidence Building Experience

Confidence Building Mule Deer HuntIn 2015 my Dad called and told me that Non-Typical Outfitters in Western Wyoming, harvests some giant mule deer bucks. Before burning his points, he wanted to check them out. He scheduled a Spring Bear Hunt, and asked if I’d join him. I happily obliged.

We arrived, and met Robb Wiley, his wife Dr. Brenda, and their two little girls. After getting settled, we were off to verify the zero on his rifle. We chatted (more…)

Challenges Loom for the 2017 Deer Season

Deer Season Scouting for 2017This 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…)

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…)

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…)

Non-Typical Antelope Hunts

Non-Typical Antelope HuntsOur Wyoming high desert antelope hunts are more unique than any other outfitted antelope hunt in Wyoming. You will be based out of a high country camp surrounded by 10,000 foot mountain peaks. We access the hunt area via 4-wheel drive vehicles. The Antelope units we hunt are sleeper units (off the radar units). We kill some of Wyoming’s best antelope every year and it won’t take max points to draw these units. This hunt is adventurous, challenging and yet extremely rewarding. You will not find a more authentic Wyoming trophy antelope hunt. (more…)

Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt of 2013

Trophy Mule Deer for 2013The 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…)