Tag: trophy hunt

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…)

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…)

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…)

Brenda’s Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt 2014

Brenda Wiley Trophy Elk Hunt

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!

Brenda's Bull Elk 2014 (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…)

Non-Typical Antelope Hunts

Non-Typical Antelope HuntsOur Wyoming high desert antelope hunts are more unique than any other outfitted antelope hunts 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. This hunt is extremely challenging and enjoyable.

Our method of hunting is spot and stalk. We use the best optics available to locate animals up to a mile away, sometimes spotting over 50 bucks in a day. We have a herd with great genetics. Our best antelope to date officially scores 86 6/8″ SCI. (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…)

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt of 2013

Wyoming Elk 2013The 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…)

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt of 2010

Elk Hunt 2010The Western Wyoming Elk Hunt of 2010 was a year that we had lots of bull elk found in the 280 to 320 class with a handful of bulls considerably larger. The early season was plagued with record breaking warm temperatures that greatly added to the challenge of the hunt. We were still able to take some quality animals and have lots of fun. We worked very hard for every opportunity. (more…)