Why We Hunt — Conservation, Food, and Memories

Written by Bill Brown

In a world where people are sensitive, protective, and judgmental, hunters are often questioned as to why they hunt. Does it not bother them to take the life of a wild animal? The truth is, it’s not that simple.

One of the most important aspects of hunting is the food value of what we hunt. Knowing exactly where our food comes from — and for those hunters who process their own meat, exactly how it’s ag[...]

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 sh[...]

2018 Wyoming Elk Hunt Recap

Wow, is this hunting season flying by quicker than normal? It seems like just yesterday we were counting to down the days until fall bear opened, now, as of October 27th we closed out our 2018 elk hunts. But, let’s not have us tell you about the season, let’s have our hunters tell you about it.

“This is just a note to tell you what an outstanding hunt I had out of the Box Y the week of 15-20 October.  I could not have ask[...]

Wyoming Antelope Father Son Hunting Story

“If you’re wanting a legit opportunity at a quality buck — and have a well-rounded hunting experience — SNS will get the job done.” – Gary

On a crisp Wyoming morning, we caught up with one of our 2018 hunters, Gary. We were excited to hear about his recent hunting adventures, featuring his dad!

Gary is an experienced, personable hunter from northern Idaho. He’s incredibly fond of SNS and the hunting expe[...]

2018 Wyoming High Country Mule Deer Recap

Whoa, the 2018 season continues to impress! It started with our archery antelope success, followed by exciting fall bear hunts, and wrapped up with Greys River mule deer hunts.

Our hunters worked hard, rode many miles on horseback, and glassed the horizon for an unnoted amount of time. But, their efforts were worth it — our hunters took phenomenal animals this year. The hunters were not alone in their hard-working efforts, tho[...]

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)[...]

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[...]

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 — [...]

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[...]