The Hunt is Approaching: Wyoming Here we Come!
October is well underway, and I thought I better check in with y’all. In case you’re new around here, my name is Candace. I’m currently on a hunting series with SNS Outfitter & Guides in Wyoming. This is my first year of these hunts, it’s certainly not my last. I’m looking forward to an adventure-packed journey over the next couple years. You can read about my experience this far by clicking here.
To get you get up to speed, I am heading out to Wyoming on October 12th for a Mule Deer and Antelope combination hunt. This two-species hunt will be a jam-packed, fun-filled, five days. In preparation for this hunt, I went out and bought a new gun and scope. The deciding factor for buying a new gun included a couple of necessities: first, I needed something light weight. I wanted something that wouldn’t weigh me down, out in the field. After discussing with David Cardinal, a great hunter and guide for SNS, I decided to purchase the Tikka T 6.5 Creedmore and Vortex Crossfire scope.
The Tikka T 6.5 Creedmore is an extremely accurate gun. If you’re curious, you can look up the stats here. The short of it is that the ammo flies very direct and the kick is pretty minimal. The Vortex Crossfire is also a great scope for a more reasonable financial investment. I have the rifle sighted in dead on at 200 yards, this is the recommendation from SNS Outfitter and Guides, and I’m ready for the hunt. But it took a bit to get the gun ready to head to Wyoming.
I have been dedicating a few hours each week to shooting. After all, I want to make sure I feel 100% confident with the results of my shots. Not only have I been spending time shooting, but I have also been practicing various shooting positions, i.e. shooting off a rock, from prone position, and off of the tripod. From my knowledge and experience, it’s also important to get into shooting position after you’re slightly winded. In some cases, you may traverse a hilltop and off in the distance you see your animal. In that moment, breath control is critical.
Lastly, while this hunt is only a few days away, I have spent the spring and summer getting in prime shape. I have been running, lifting, interval training, hiking, and doing hill repeats. All of these exercises will have me ready to move through any conditions. Overall, I am feeling extremely prepared for my first-ever guided hunt and have no doubt that I will be in good hands with SNS Outfitter & Guides.
Stay tuned for a recap of the gun in the field, as well as each hunt in the series.
If you’re interested in hunting with SNS Outfitter & Guides in 2020, you can reach them by clicking here or calling 307.266.4229.