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Hunt The West

Dec 20, 2020 | Itineraries, Hunting

Since the early years, Johnson County and the Bighorn Mountains hve been a hunter’s paradise. With vast acreages, and a multitude of species to hunt, folks come from hundreds of miles, even internationally, to fulfill their dream of hunting our beatiful area.

Download the complete quick start guide below and get ready for the hunt of a lifetime!

Where to Start

Whether you’re new to the area, or have been coming here for years, hunting solo or taking a guided expedition, there’s no end to the hunting adventure, we’re here to help get you going in the right direction.

Going Solo:

Looking to plan a self guided hunt? You’re not alone. Many a hunter takes advantage of our vast public lands for big game success.

As you get started, be sure and do your research. Come on out for scouting trips and get a feel for the area you’re hunting. Get familiar with the terrain and weather patterns you’ll experience.

Talk to the local Game & Fish and the Sports Lure for tips and information for your hunt area.

Get your GPS or Onx Hunt app fired up and ready to help you determine public and private land boundary lines.


Hire An Outfitter:

Our area offers a multitude of hunting outfitters, ready to guide you to a successful hunt from big game to mountain lion and bears to upland game birds.

Do your research when choosing your outfitter. Look them up on the WY State Board of Outfitters and make sure they’re legit.

Give them a call and get a feel for them and their operation. Find out what a day of hunting will look like with them, what type of terrain you’ll be hunting and how you’ll be hunting it.

Ultimately, choose the type of hunt and outfitter that will best suit your taste and ability.

Ask around. Get references from your prospective outfitter, and find out how they liked their experience .

A quality guided hunt will be an investment, so do your homework to make sure you book the experience you’re looking for.


Handy Resources

Tags: – License application closures take place at different times throughout the winter and spring for different species. Be sure to monitor this and get put in for the draw on time. And, don’t forget to buy your conservation stamp. Talk to your outfitter for more info. –

Local Game & Fish: – 307-684-2489 offers a full list

Meat Processing:

Bighorn Meat Cutting
Purcella’s Meat Processing

Gear, Maps, In-State Tags/Conservation Stamps & Advice:

The Sports Lure – Downtown Buffalo


Trophies Unlimited
Hawk Creek Taxidermy

Dining & Lodging: Click here

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