Moose Hunt in Wyoming

Wyoming Game & Fish License Application Deadline
Moose | February 28

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

The quoted trip price will exclude Wyoming Game & Fish Department license, Conservation stamp, Special management stamp, Archery permit, County sales tax, National Forest Service fees, BLM fees, Tips, Travel and Personal gear.

Archery Shiras Moose Hunts
Area 10 & 24 – Early and Mid Season
Requires Preference Points & Conservation Stamp

Season Dates: September 1 – September 14

Drive-in Camp or Lodge
10-day | 1-on-1

Rifle Shiras Moose Hunts
Area 10 & 24 – Early and Mid Season
Requires Preference Points & Conservation Stamp

Season Dates: September 15 – October 31

Drive-in Camp or Lodge
10-day | 1-on-1

PREFERENCE POINTS may be purchased online July – October annually (Moose $150.00).  We strongly recommend that anyone wanting to hunt Wyoming in the future, go online each year and purchase a preference point for any and all species that you wish to hunt in the future!

Wyoming License Application Deadlines
Moose: Feb. 28

A 50% deposit of the value of your hunt will reserve your dates for the year you are successful in the license draw – (non-refundable). Remaining balance of 50% is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates or you may pay with cash the day before your hunt begins.

License Fees and Application Deadlines
Follow this link to the WG&FD Regulations

Nonresident Fees
Apply January 1st – February 28th |License $1,982.00 | Preference Point $150.00 + Conservation Stamp $12.50 | Archery Permit $72.00.

Amount to be remitted includes nonrefundable $15.00 application fee | Online application service total will include a 2.5% processing fee | All applications, must be submitted by midnight mountain standard time (MST) on the deadline date | An applicant must be at least eleven (11) years old at the time of submitting an application to purchase a preference point and must be at least twelve (12) years old by December 31 of that year | All prices are subject to State taxes, 3% Forest Service and/or BLM Use Fee | All are subject to change at any time.

License Fees and Application Deadlines for all big game species are set by Wyoming Game & Fish Department, purchased on the WG&FD website and are drawn by the WG&FD lottery system. We can and recommend that we process your license applications, preference points and etc. as a service to you or you may apply online yourself at: Apply Here

Hunting for Shiras moose in the Wyoming Range of western Wyoming is a great hunt in one of the state’s stronger hunting areas. There has been minimal impact on the moose population from wolf and grizzly in the range, because it is outside the boundaries of their designated recovery zones. The Wyoming Range is home to a very healthy population of Shiras; their numbers have increased over the last several years, and a day of hunting without finding a moose is rare.

Area 24 is known to produce good bulls every year, providing prime opportunities to hunt and harvest a trophy moose. Hunters who do not possess preference points shouldn’t be discouraged for this hunt. Twenty-five percent of the available license quota is set aside for the random draw.
Please give us a call and we would be glad to discuss your chances to hunt moose in our area.

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. The bulls are traveling during this time looking for cows, and moose are not quite as cagey in nature as elk. Attracting moose with calls is the most efficient means of hunting, and shots are commonly taken from under 30 yards. If you are an archer— this is a great hunt.

A cow-in-heat call or an antler rattle can typically draw out a bull. Antler scraping sounds on trees and shrubs can be used in early September, and in many areas bulls can also be located or lured by imitating the grunt produced by a bull during rut.

Moose hunting in the Greater Yellowstone Region is by permit for both residents and non-residents. Moose hunting success is universally high in our region, ranging from 80 to more than 90 percent. Wyoming is the leader in the number of permits issued and the number of bulls in the record book. The Grand Tetons, The Wind River Range, Wyoming Range and the Absaroka Range are all fantastic places to hunt. Hunting is most productive early and late in the day when the moose are most active as they bed down during the day. During the day, moose climb to vantage points to rest in the shade. When hunting for moose, search the forested lowlands, lower mountain elevations and canyon bottoms. They can often be found in or near water, grazing on aquatic plants or willows. When you find a promising area, head out in the mornings and evenings to glass likely spots such as willow stands, lake shores, mountain meadows and other forest openings.

Shiras Moose hunting in Wyoming is one the most sought after, exciting, migratory and free ranging big game animals in the world to pursue.  Mature bulls are really weary, extremely cagey, and can make for a very challenging hunt.  The mountains, streams and plains of western Wyoming are famous for producing trophy class bulls and are home to one of the largest moose herds in the country.  There are several factors specific to our areas which allow our bulls to grow and reach their genetic potential at maturity.   These factors include a high bull to cow ratio, outstanding genetics, predators kept in check and fabulous habitat.  The quality winter range is also a great benefit to our moose herds, giving them the nutrition necessary to survive the harsh Wyoming winters.   Along with these factors, the Wyoming draw system has kept the hunting pressure low which allows our bulls to have an even better chance at reaching their genetic potential at maturity.

Our South Piney Creek drive-in camp lies within the boundaries of area 24, which allows us easy access and the ability to hunt one of the best Shiras moose areas in Wyoming.  This area routinely produce bulls ranging from 27” to over 47” antler spread, each and every year. Our season typically runs from the 15th of September thru the 31st of October, offering us a wide range of hunting opportunities, such as hunting bulls in the pre rut, to hunting in the rut.  These reasons are why these two areas are without a doubt, some of Wyoming’s finest trophy moose hunting, but also considered some of the best Shiras moose hunting in the country.

Along with hunting in an area with superior genetics and low pressure, another key to success in a moose hunt is our preseason scouting.  Forty five to sixty days prior to our first hunt, we are glassing with high quality optics in the mornings and evenings, which always prove beneficial to our clients and contributes greatly to the odds of harvesting a trophy while on your hunt of a lifetime.

Our hunts take place in Western Wyoming’s high country, with elevations up to 6,000 feet and over 10,000 feet in many cases.  You will be hunting high alpine bowls, riparian areas, and timber often higher than 7,000 feet.

Your mornings will begin at 3:00 am, at which time your guide are already catching, feeding, and saddling horses.  We will all 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 will ride from camp and head up the trails a horseback for a full day of hunting.  Once you reach your destination, we will 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 bull, we plan our stalk carefully and hike to a vantage point to where you can make your shot.

In summary, the rugged and steep terrain is challenging.  This is a mentally and physically demanding hunt, one you will need to start preparing for long before your hunt dates.  The better shape you are in, the better your chances of success.  It is also very important to be familiar and proficient with your firearm because it is often necessary to shoot from an average of 300 yards, after a long hard hike up the mountain.  The rough mountainous terrain of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has many record class bulls than almost any other part of Wyoming and most of the country.  This is without a doubt the hunt of a lifetime for that hunter who is looking for a true trophy class Shiras moose.