Quality Hunting Basics
We consider it a privilege to be able to return year after year to harvest trophy game in the places we love, and we take great pride in leading quality, ethical hunts. We do everything we can to ensure successful hunts and this begins with helping our guests operate at the peak of their abilities with the best possible equipment.
Maximize your hunting experience by choosing a rifle or bow you can shoot well and consistently. Get out and practice before you arrive for your hunt! Beyond your proficiency with the proper equipment, the quality of your optics can make or break your hunt so make sure your scopes are tuned up and ready to go.
We love helping guests dial in their equipment and skills. Ask us about our custom rifle builds. (Make sure to set aside an hour or two because we can talk about that all day.) And if you need to get some shooting practice we can advise on that as well.
Please know that once you have drawn blood on an animal or it is mutually agreed of a confirmed hit your hunt will be considered complete – regardless of recovery. A clean shot is best for you, for us, and for the animal.
WYOMING LAWS GOVERNING FIREARM CARTRIDGES AND ARCHERY EQUIPMENT
We at Best of the West take firearm safety very seriously. We recommend familiarizing yourself with Wyoming firearms and archery regulations relevant to your hunt.
Wyoming allows hunting rifles and other firearms to be carried uncased in vehicles, although safety considerations dictate that all firearms in a vehicle should be unloaded with the action open.
We’re happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the specific equipment for your particular hunt so please don’t hesitate to call us.
RIFLE SCOPES: Rifles should be topped with quality scopes at a minimum of 3×9 power with a 40 mm objective or larger. Remember, you may be required to take distant shots, and they are often in low light conditions.
BINOCULARS: You will need quality, 10-power binoculars
RANGEFINDERS: Rangefinders have become essential. Guides carry rangefinders, but it never hurts to have your own.
SPOTTING SCOPES: Spotting scopes are optional, although they will help you maximize your hunting experience. If you want to bring a spotting scope on any of our hunts, please feel free to do so.