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HIGH COUNTRY CAMP We hunt out of a primitive camp in the steep rugged trophy producing areas of the Grey’s & Salt River Ranges in the BTNF. We hunt from daylight to dusk and use horse to get us into the high country. Most of the hunting is then done on foot. The better shape you’re in, the more you’ll enjoy the hunt. Upon packing in camp, we will hunt the remaining part of the first day (except 1st hunt). Supper will be served after sunset. Basic camp policy will be reviewed. (Briefly: no excessive drinking will be tolerated. Smoking is only permitted outside the tents with cigarette butts disposed of properly, and appropriate hunting etiquette and gun handling will be expected.) We provide a hot breakfast and are on the trail an hour or so before daylight. The guides take care of rounding up the horses, feeding and saddling. We hunt utilizing drives, glassing, spot-n-stalk, and sneak hunting. Upon returning to camp in the evening, the guides once again take care of the horses. There will be a hot, all-you-can-eat dinner ready shortly after dark. Tagged out hunters, may at their option, be packed out of camp or remain in camp for the duration of their hunt. At our option, we may allow tagged out hunters to join us on that day’s hunt. Once all hunters have taken their big game animal, our obligation for food and lodging ends and we may, at our option, pack everyone out of camp.

TOWN/LODGE HUNTS These hunts offer additional amenities, comforts and modern conveniences. Town accommodations offer a rustic atmosphere, cosy beds, hot showers, restrooms, cable and high speed Internet. We take you from your accommodations on a daily basis to our hunting area. We use horses or snowmobiles (lion and cow elk hunts) from here and then return to the town at the end of the hunting day. Hunting style is similar to that of the high-country pack-in camp.

HOW DO I BOOK A HUNT? Reserving your hunt is easy, complete the booking form and return it to us with your $200 deposit. With the newly implemented preference point system, it is to your advantage to book as early as possible, as hunting dates are booked in the order in which deposits are received.

THE BEST HUNTING?
Over the years, the quality of game we have taken the beginning of the season versus the middle or the end is insignificant. The biggest factors in hunting this county are heart, perseverance, weather conditions, shooting ability, physical conditioning and a little luck always helps.

WHAT WE PROVIDE AND HUNTER RATIO We provide all horses, tack, including gun scabbards, guides, food, tents and all camp facilities. We do not provide oversized or specialized gun scabbards for large guns/scopes or bipods. We will pack your meat from the harvest site to camp and transport to trail head. We field cape only. Processing fees and skinning are your responsibility. We hunt utilizing one guide per two hunters unless otherwise specified.

HOW LONG ARE THE SHOTS? We recommend a rifle with a relatively flat trajectory (7mm and 300 Ultra mag. etc...) and one that you are comfortable shooting distances of 300 to 400 yards plus. Shots will range from point blank range to 500 plus yards. Be familiar with how your rifle shoots at 100, 200, 300 and 400+ yards. Be prepared for the “not-so-perfect” shots and practice firing your rifle from different positions.

HOW DO I GET A WYOMING LICENSE?
Most big game licenses are on a preference point and/or lottery basis system. Lion and bear licenses are available over the counter. We will furnish you with the applications pertinent licensing forms. We recommend applying each season as 25% of the licenses are reserved for those with less than maximum preference points. There are two options, one is for the regular draw and the other is for the special draw. The license you are applying for in either draw is the same. The price of the application for the special draw is $240 more for deer and $480 more for elk. The only difference in the two applications is the pool they are drawn from. The special applications are drawn separate from the regular applications. With the same number of points, the odds for drawing a deer or an elk license in the special draw is significantly better than in the regular draw. See hunt packages and rates for application deadlines. Preference points are available for purchase from July through September. Call us or visit the Wyoming Game & Fish website for licensing and preference point information.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I DRAW?
Notify us immediately. You will be mailed a confirmation letter and additional information including your hunting dates, suggested gear list, how to pack, weight limitations, hotel and travel information, directions, and maps, etc.

HOW ARE HUNTS SCHEDULED?
Priority of hunting dates is established by the order in which deposits are received. Upon receiving confirmation from all our hunters that have drawn license, we will schedule the hunting dates. All hunters will be notified of their actual hunting dates. We will do everything within our power to accommodate everyone.

CLOSEST AIRPORT Jackson Hole, WY (approx. 70 miles). Idaho Falls Idaho is approx. 90 miles, and one can also fly into Salt Lake City, Utah and make arrangements for a rental car.

IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO A PACK-IN CAMP
plan to arrive at the trailhead the morning of your hunt. Upon your arrival we will verify hunting license information and numbers. Sportsmen in Wyoming need to purchase a conservation stamp and elk management stamp (elk hunters) which may be obtained at any of the sport shops in town. Those driving may leave their vehicle at the trailhead.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY HUNT? We recommend you begin a regular aerobic activity, walk hills, and stairs. We recommend being physically able to climb stairs for at least one hour at a moderate pace. If possible, arrive a day or two early to acclimate and if you’re going to be hunting off horses, try and ride a few times before your hunt. Your preparation will make the change in elevation and any riding time more comfortable for you. We cannot emphasize the following two points enough. 1) The better shape you are in, the more you’ll enjoy the hunt and 2) Familiarize yourself with how your rifle shoots at 50 through 500+ yards, and practice responding quickly from different positions. You’ll be more confident and accurate during those adrenaline flowing situations.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE AND WHAT DO I PACK?
We will send you a suggested gear list upon drawing a license. The weather can range from 10 below to 70 degrees. It is best to call us or check the long-range mountain forecast (the Internet is a great resource) before you arrive.

WHAT IF I DON’T DRAW A LICENSE THIS YEAR?
You have two options. You can purchase a Preference Point and we will reserve your hunt for the next season, or you can choose to hunt a different species.

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS? Hunt deposits are non-refundable. Hunt rates are reserved for two seasons beginning the year you book. Hunt payments are refunded under the same conditions as the Wyoming Game & Fish Department refund policy.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Your calls and inquiries are welcome. You may also visit our website at www.handgoutfitters.com or email us at info@handgoutfitters.com. We try and return calls and inquiries as soon as possible.

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