How Camp Envy got its name

The question is asked every year by new clients arriving at Camp Envy; “How did this camp get its name?” Let’s take a look back.

A tale of how Camp Envy got its name

SNS Outfitter has been hunting the property that Camp Envy is located on for well over 25 years. The original camp consisted of wall tents set up on the ground. The landowner came to us and asked if we would like to move the camp to an oil well site t[...]

Ralphin’ Around

SNS Outfitter & Guides is made up of some delightful and colorful characters. We hope to bring you a fun portrait of their personalities, experience, values and maybe even a few details about how they spend their time during the off season. We couldn’t think of any better character to begin these chronicles with than Ralph Hlebak.

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Conditioning for your Hunt & Life Beyond

Sheltering in place has its challenges. Our day to day choices effect our ability to thrive. Now may be the time to renew your efforts for physical fitness, mental health & your overall well being. Making the time and effort to condition ourselves will pay dividends, both in hunting adventures and in life beyond. Stay Well & Stay Active!

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Wyoming: a Plentiful Playground

Thanks to Covid-19, our daily routines and priorities have clearly changed. What SNS is doing however, is ramping up planning and preparation for you! Let me explain why.

I was on a conference call with part of the SNS team when it was mentioned that a surge of interest would be likely following this time of isolation for Americans. I fully admit, at times I am out of the loop, busy with my family and nursing shifts. But I did risk [...]

From the desk of Outfitter, Sy Gilliland: 90/10 bill defeated

The Wyoming Legislature recently dealt with a second attempt by a singe state Senator to cut non-resident hunting licenses by half. In 2014 we faced an unexpected attempt by this same Senator when he introduced a similar bill. Fortunately the bill was killed by the Senate Travel, Recreation, and Wildlife Committee with a vote of 4-1. When this most recent bill was introduced the members of the Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association (WYOG[...]

Chronic wasting disease: My perspective

Over the last few years, as the concern surrounding the impact of Chronic Wasting Disease has increased, we as outfitters and hunters are left searching for answers on how to deal with the impacts of CWD. There is no known cure for the disease which makes it a grave threat to infected herds of deer and elk.

So, what can be done, and what is being done? In 2019 I was asked to be a part of a CWD working group made up of public me[...]

Post Season Scouting

A task that quickly follows the wrap of hunting season is “deer counting”. The SNS team has a commitment to conservation. Maintaining a knowledge base of herd health is crucial to what we do. Taking the time to obtain these numbers is a tremendous help with the overall management scheme for the years to come. When deer populations thrive, quality hunting flourishes!

Deer counting is a relaxing duty. The equipment list for a [...]

Wyoming Hunt Recap: An Adventure with SNS Outfitter & Guides

Now that we’re only a couple weeks away from 2020, it’s time for me to recap my 2019 combo hunt with SNS. I had the opportunity to go on an amazing hunt with SNS Outfitter & Guides. It was a mule deer and antelope combo hunt in eastern Wyoming, and we stayed at Camp Envy, hunt 2. I’ll talk about the story of Camp Envy another ti[...]

Wyoming Antelope & Deer Application Deadline

With the end of May right around the corner, the Wyoming antelope and deer application deadline is quickly approaching! Please contact us to book your hunt, we’ll handle the application for you and the deadline is Friday, May 31st. Additionally, if you’d like to build your preference points for the future, give us a call and we can assist you with that process as well.

So, if you are th[...]

Art Krueger Hunting Story from Camp Envy

In early November, we caught up with family man, Art Krueger, to hear about his memorable mule deer hunt. Without a doubt, it was one for the books. Unlike previous SNS hunts, the week of October 1st was different. First and foremost, he brought along his wife, Collette, to join him. Secondly, Art succeeded in bringing home his first mule buck!

Three years ago, Art was diagnosed with colon cancer. Collette, being the thoughtful woman she is, s[...]