Wyoming Elk Hunting

Archery and Rifle Elk Hunts

J Dockery

Wyoming Game & Fish License Application Deadline Elk | Jan 31

Best of the West Outfitters offers a wide range of elk hunts in western Wyoming which is home to one of the largest elk herds in the world.

Our archery season runs from September 1st through September 30th, and our rifle season is from September 20th through October 31st.

All our hunts include top-quality trophy elk hunting opportunities, making them the hunt of a lifetime for that hunter who is looking for a true trophy class bull elk.

Archery Elk Hunts

General Areas 70, 90 & 94 – Early Season

Requires Preference Points, Conservation Stamp,

Elk Special Management Permit & Archery Permit

Season Dates: Sept. 1 – Sept. 30

Pack-in Camp – Wilderness – Area 70

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 07 – Sept. 13

Drive-in Camp – Area 90 & 94

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 07 – Sept. 13

Rifle Elk Hunts

General Areas 70, 90 & 94 – Mid Season

Requires Preference Points, Conservation Stamp,

Elk Special Management Permit

Season Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct. 31

Pack-in Camp – Wilderness – Area 70

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 21 – Sept. 27

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

7-day | 2-on-1 | Oct. 7 – Oct 13

Season Dates: Oct. 15 – Oct. 31

Drive-in or Pack-in Camps – Area 90 & 94

7-day | 2-on-1 | Oct. 14 – Oct. 20

7-day | 2-on-1 | Oct. 20 – Oct. 26

7-day | 2-on-1 | Oct. 26 – Nov. 1

Combination Elk / Mule Deer Hunts

This service is offered at a 50% discounted rate on your second specie.

One-on-One Guide Service

This exclusive service is offered at a flat rate.

Elk Hunt Details

A Day In Camp

Mornings begin between 3:00 and 4:00 am at which time your guides will already be catching, feeding, and saddling horses. We meet in the dining tent for a hearty breakfast; pack your lunch and discuss the plans for the day. After breakfast, still, well before daylight, you and your guide ride from camp and head up the trails on horseback for a full day of hunting. Once you reach your destination, we spend most of the day glassing and locating bulls with binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Our time and efforts are focused on areas where we have historically found and recently located mature bulls in our scouting efforts. Once we spot your trophy game, we plan our stalk carefully and hike to a vantage point to where you can make your shot.

Our Hunting Camp Locations

Drive-In Camps

We have two drive-in camps: South Piney Creek and East Fork of the Greys River. Both lie on the boundaries of areas 90 and 94, which allows us easy access and the ability to hunt a few of the best general areas in Wyoming for elk. The Drive-In Camps operate during the Archery/Rut hunt as well as the Rifle/Post-Rut.

Wilderness Pack-In Camp

Our wilderness pack-in camp sets out from Brooks Lake Lodge along Cub Creek, a tributary of the South Fork of the Buffalo River. This remote traditional wall-tent camp lies within the boundaries of area 70, which historically has been one of Wyoming’s best trophy elk hunting destinations. The area routinely produces bulls ranging from 300” to well over 320” gross inches of antler growth, with an opportunity to hunt a real Boone and Crockett quality bull.



The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages regulations and licensing for all hunting and fishing in the state, and you must be eligible to purchase a valid license and any additional permits or stamps before booking your trip with us. We recommend allowing Best Of the West Outfitters to process your license applications, preference points etc., or you can manage your own application online.

Please review our Licensing Overview page for more information on WG&FD deadlines and fees.


Cost / Deposit

Contact us for our current price list, dates and contract.

If you draw a license, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted trip price will reserve your dates for the year. The balance is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates, or you may pay with cash the day before your hunt begins.

Your quoted trip price does not include costs for:


What to Bring

Please review our What to Bring page for a complete list of required and suggested gear. For products we use, trust and recommend, view our Links page.
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    Clothing: synthetic, wool and/or waterproof outerwear, broken-in hiking boots and gaiter, stocking cap, socks, camp shoes, etc.
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    Hunt Gear: Hunting license and relevant certification stamps, day back-pack, headlamps, scent eliminator, knives and sharpeners, game bags, range finder, rifle, scope, covers and two boxes ammunition, etc.


Other Hunts


The Wyoming Range has long been known for its excellent deer habitat and herd genetics. The key to a successful mule deer hunt is excellent pre-season scouting by professional guides at Best of the West.


Bighorn sheep are a jewel in any hunters crown. Our bighorn sheep hunts take place in Western Wyoming’s high country, with elevations up to 7,000 feet and over 10,000 feet in many cases.

A man stands behind the large antlers of a moose he harvested on a Wyoming moose hunting trip

Best of the West hunt dates for moose run September 15th to October 31st, and the most successful hunting dates are always during the rut.