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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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[...]

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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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Horseback Hunt 101

Please enjoy this informative look at SNS Horseback hunting gear.

Every year the SNS receives questions about the equipment used on horseback hunts with our outfit. It’s often a hunter’s first time participating on a horseback hunt and the speciality equipment used can be a little intimidating. We thought it would be helpful to share with you the unique equipment used on SNS horseback hunts.

Riding back to camp after a succes[...]
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Raising The Next Generation of Hunters

The Hunting industry is currently booming. Many Americans are realizing that the finest organic meat in the world roams in the wild. In the year 2020 more than 3 million American’s who have never purchased a hunting license bought their very first one. This is incredible news for the hunting industry and our future generation of hunters. As a parent or grandparent you may be wondering how to build an interest in hunting within your own chil[...]

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2020 in the rear view mirror

A look back through the rear view mirror at leaving the 2020 Hunting Season in the Dust

As we put the final touches on storing equipment, removing trailers and horses and winterizing camps, we are already planning our next few hunting seasons. It felt like this has been the longest year ever. As we take a look back at all the events of 2020 it’s easy to say, “Thank God it’s over with!” Let’s take a look through the rear[...]

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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 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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Three Rounds, Are You Ready?

SNS Outfitter & Guides at the Wyoming Gun Company

It’s countdown time! That long awaited hunt is right around the corner. On top of getting your daily exercise so you are ready for the rigors of a western hunt, it is also time to make sure your gear is up to standard. Next, let’s not forget the importance of getting your rifle, scope, and ammo tuned up and ready. It’s vital to carve out some time to hit the rifle range and mak[...]

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It’s Open Season on Camp Chores

When SNS Outfitter, Sy Gilliland, informs new acquaintances that he is a hunting Outfitter their typical response is, “Man, that sounds like a great way to make a living! So, what do you do the rest of the year?”

There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of an outfitter. The main misnomer being that they only work during hunting season. This couldn’t be further from the truth! When hunting season ends, the travel season[...]

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