Wyoming Mule Deer Hunting

Archery and Rifle Mule Dear Hunts

R Evans

Wyoming Game & Fish License Application Deadline Deer | May 31

Our season runs from September 15th to October 15th. This offers a range of hunting scenarios, including the opportunity to hunt deer in bachelor groups, rubbing their velvet off, to those acting in early migration behavior.

The Wyoming Range has long been known for its excellent deer habitat and herd genetics. Controlled hunts in the Upper Snake region are coveted for the opportunity to hunt mule deer during the rut in late November.

The key to a successful mule deer hunt is preseason scouting, conducted by your outfitter and guide.

Nonresident Region G | H | L

Archery Mule Deer Hunts

Areas 142, 143 & 144 – Early Season

Requires Preference Points, Conservation Stamp

& Archery Permit

Season Dates: Sept. 1 – Sept. 14

Drive-in Camp – Region G | H

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 7 – Sept. 13

Pack-in Camp – Wilderness – Region L

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 7 – Sept. 13

Rifle Mule Deer Hunts

Areas 142, 143 & 144 – Early Season

Requires Preference Points & Conservation Stamp

Season Dates: Sept. 15 – Oct. 6

Pack-in Camp – Region G | H

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 14 – Sept. 20

Drive-in Camp – Region G

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 14 – Sept. 20

Season Dates: Sept. 15 – Oct. 25

Pack-in Camp – Wilderness – Region L

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 14 – Sept. 20

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 21 – Sept. 27

7-day | 2-on-1 | Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

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.

Mule Deer Hunt Details

A Day In Camp

Your mule deer hunt begins at 3:30 am. As you wake from bedrolls, guides catch and saddle horses for the day and the camp cook prepares breakfast. After breakfast, we depart camp for a full day of hunting. You and your guide will hunt high alpine bowls, talus fields and timber areas often at 9,000 feet or higher. Quality optics are a must, as most of the day is spent glassing and long shots are often required to harvest the buck desired.

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 near the boundaries of regions G and H, which allow us easy access and the ability to hunt the best areas in Wyoming for trophy mule deer. These areas routinely produce bucks ranging from 170” to well over 200” gross.

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 near the boundaries of region L.



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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    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.
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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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    Personal Gear: Water bottle with filter, prescription medications, lip balm and sunscreen, toiletries, etc.


Other Hunts


Cows and calves are often found in large herds and can make for a very challenging hunt. The mountains and plains of western Wyoming are famous for producing large herds and are home to one of the greatest migrating elk herds in the world.


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.