Preserving Wyoming’s Elk Feed Grounds; Chapter two

Wyoming’s elk feed ground program continues to be controversial! The outfitting industry has drawn a red line in the sand when it comes to protecting and requiring the Game & Fish to maintain their essential winter feeding program. Western Wyoming is unique in that we have almost limitless elk habitat except during the critical winter season. Our state has been feeding wintering elk for over 100 years. Wyoming operates 22 state fe[...]

Spring Antelope Survey, finds green forage and great horn growth!

Each spring SNS crews survey the hunting leases. We are looking for horn growth, herd health and approximate numbers. These surveys are important as it helps us anticipate the areas that will produce our best chances at finding trophy antelope in the fall. If this sounds like an enjoyable duty, it absolutely is.

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An Impactful Letter to Wyoming Senators helps protect non resident hunting

The Wyoming State Legislature recently was presented with a bill to reduce non-resident hunting licenses for the fourth time. SNS sent an email out asking our non-resident supporters to email the members of the senate Travel, Recreation and Wildlife committee to kill this bill. We also alerted several online hunting forums. The response was over whelming and the senators reported receiving over 600 emails from non-residents. Outfitter for SN[...]

Hunting with SNS in the Years to Come

Hunting is seeing a huge resurgence in participation. This trend has excited the outfitter industry and we all find ourselves hoping it continues. With New Zealand, Africa, Europe and Canadian outfitters having to forgo their 2020 season, hunters looked to the west to satisfy their desire for adventure. Before the pandemic, many outfitters booked a year or two in advance. These days, with the increased stateside demand, traveling sportsmen ar[...]

Wyoming Elk Feed Grounds: need your help

Winter feeding of wildlife is a hot button issue and often pits wildlife lovers, hunters and conservationists against one other. Elk are fed each winter by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and the National Elk Refuge. As townships and ranchers established themselves out west, elk were left with very little intact natural winter range.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has tasked the department to hold a series of publ[...]

Wyoming Hunting Camp Cook; deliciously delightful

“The Camp Cook or ‘Cookie’ was one of the more colorful characters of the American West. Serving as not only a food provider, but also doctor and dentist. A Camp Cookie was the toughest ranch hand to replace. He was an essential part of ranch life that spawned the cattle drives.” 

We would like to pay tribute to all our past, present and even future camp cooks. 

Patty & Janet whistling while they work[...]

A look at the Southern Big Horn Elk Herd

Whether you prefer to read the Blog below or ride along with us, we appreciate your interest in SNS Outfitter & Guides!

Since the mid-1990’s, Wyomings elk population has experienced tremendous growth as have elk across the entire mountain west. The biologists in charge of managing these majestic game animals have many theories as to why elk numbers have exploded across the west. Wyoming’s statewide population estimate stands at 1[...]