Time is Running Out for Wyoming Preference Points

The deadline to purchase Wyoming preference points is quickly approaching, October 31st is the last chance for 2018. Whats the stipulation to purchase? You are eligible to purchase if, either you didn’t earn a point in the 2018 draw, or you didn’t draw your first choice.

You are able to draw preference points for antelope, deer, elk, and moose. For the majority of Wyoming’s hunts you’ll need a preference point(s)[...]

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SNS Outfitter and Guides Fall 2018 Archery Antelope Recap

Thanks to our archery antelope hunters, the 2018 season started with a bang. This fall, the hunters’ success rate has been one for the books! We’ve witnessed fantastic goats thus far; and, based on their horn growth, we’re predicting a season best this year. To date, we’ve also been lucky with the weather. Early autumn has shown ideal hunting conditions: warm days leading to crisp, cool nights.

Without further ado, see below for[...]

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Pack Your Layers for Fall Hunting with SNS Outfitter and Guides

Fall hunting — in both Wyoming and Montana — can mean variable weather and hunting conditions. With dynamic weather in mind, here are a few packing recommendations for those October and November hunts. First and foremost, you should pack layers. Layers are a critical element to hunting in the West. We typically experience cold mornings and warm afternoons, so having the ability to add (or shed) layers is key. In times of movement — [...]

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Guide Attacked by Grizzly in the Teton Wilderness

The outfitting community in Wyoming is reeling at the loss of one of our own. On September 14, Mark Uptain was guiding a client in the Teton Wilderness when they were attacked by two grizzly bears. The client sustained minor injuries, however Mark’s injuries were fatal. The two grizzly bears involved in the attack have since been trapped and killed. A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help his wife Sarah and their five children. Please t[...]

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2018 Fall Black Bear Season Recap

Although hard to believe, fall black bear season is underway — and let us tell you, we’ve had a great start to the season. The weather has been fantastic in the Greys River Valley, and we’re hoping for a few more weeks of warmth and sunshine. As we’ve mentioned before, the Greys River area is home to a portion of Wyoming’s premier black bear hunting. The area has higher elevations, beautiful scenery, and mountainous terrain. [...]

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Recipe Feature: Antelope Jerky with Hi Mountain Seasonings

Antelope season is in full swing here in Wyoming, so what a better way to celebrate than to share one of our favorite recipe, Antelope Jerky. If you’re taking your Antelope home with you to process yourself, we would highly recommend giving this tasty recipe a try. Our friends at Hi Mountain Seasonings have really perfected their recipe and honestly we cannot compete with it. So, be sure to download the recipe below and let us know what [...]

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Fall Black Bear Hunting Season Preparation: Bear Baiting

    Baiting bears­ is a very labor intensive, time consuming, and challenging task. It’s not for the faint of heart. However, many hunters know it to be an effective way to harvest a black bear. For that matter, baiting is one of the most popular methods of hunting black bears throughout North America. Baits are typically comprised of grains, meat, pastries, popcorn, and different breads. They’re placed in[...]

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Meet Jan Gibbons – Dedicated Cook, Camp Host and Occasional Tour Guide

Meet Jan Gibbons, a dedicated cook, camp host, and your occasional tour guide at our Jackson Hole Outfitters camp. Along with her husband, Mark Gibbons, Jan has been a part of our team since 2011. These two make quite the duo. Every year, come late-May, Jan and Mark make the western trek from southern Illinois to Alpine, Wyoming.

Jan and Mark spend their summers at the Jackson Hole Outfitters camp. Despite their separate responsibilitie[...]

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End of Summer BBQ – Elk Burgers

Can you even believe that we’re 19 days away from Labor day. That is simply wild, summer has flown by! However, with Labor Day comes the all American BBQ’s, so with that in mind we’re here sharing our favorite Elk Burger recipe. As you can image, we’ve tested quite a few recipes throughout the years and one that we enjoy is a recipe from Desc[...]

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Last Minute Physical Preparation for the 2018 Hunting Season

There is no question you need to be prepared physically before heading out for your western hunting trip. Western hunting tends to be tough both physically and mentally. You’re carrying a heavy pack and you’re spending early morning and late nights out in the field. You’ll experience drastic elevation and temperature changes while packing your gear through the high country. These Western hunts will require a different type of planning an[...]

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