Maintaining quality with a new policy

As we enter 2022, we are all feeling the effects of inflation in our lives. These increases are noted at gas stations, grocery stores and most certainly have their impact on small businesses like SNS Outfitter & Guides.

Station Inflation at the pumps

Knowing how to deal with inflation as a small business owner is difficult to say the least. It is nearly impossible to predict the cost of items essential to run this business. W[...]

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Back to Business; a year end recap

SNS Outfitter and Guides has seen 44 years of hunting seasons come and go. Each one unique with its own personality, challenges and as always, stories of success. This 2021 hunting season had an overlying feeling of getting back to “Back to Business!”

Just as with prior seasons, clients were happy, relaxed and excited to be here. Their priorities were back to soaking up time in the outdoors in pursuit of adventure, trophie[...]

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Mastering Preference Points

The preference point application period has once again come around. While many of the hunts offered by SNS do not take years to draw, we highly recommend the purchase of points to help ensure successful draw results. 

Wyoming’s preference points are species specific rather than area specific. The application period to buy preference points in 2021 is July – November 1. [...]

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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[...]

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

The winter of 2021 is behind us now and spring is in full bloom here in central Wyoming. The green grass is popping up and the days are getting longer. This time of year feels refreshing and we really enjoy checking out the antelope herds on our Wyoming hunting leases.

Our recent winter was drier than normal with cold temperatures but very little of the severe cold. Last year central Wyoming suffered through a tough drought so[...]

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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[...]

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Why Hunt Wyoming Whitetail Deer?

The most plentiful big game animal in North America is without a doubt the WHITETAIL DEER. When hunting circles talk about WYOMING HUNTING, hunters automatically think of our fabulous ELK HUNTING or WYOMING MULE DEER HUNTS and without a doubt ANTELOPE HUNTING. If you haven’t thought about hunting WYOMING WHITETAIL DEER you’re missing out. 

Wyoming’s populations of WHITETAIL DEER have exploded in the last 10 years and [...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]
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