offers tremendous hunting opportunities for big game.
Hunting is regulated by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and requires
a Wyoming hunting license. Drawings for permits are held in the spring
with varying deadlines depending on the species. Some
application deadlines for fall hunting are as early as the January
before, so it
hunters plan well in advance to make sure they get their applications
in on time. Hunters must draw a permit to be able to hunt in Wyoming.
hunting outfitters and guides do not have access to permits for their
in Designated Wilderness Areas
law, non-residents must have a licensed guide or resident companion in
order to hunt big or trophy game in National Forest
wilderness areas. This applies to the Bridger and Gros Ventre Wilderness
Areas in Sublette County. Lists of licensed and permitted outfitters
from the Wyoming State Board of Outfitters, 1-800-264-0981 or
on the web
Offices of the Bridger-Teton National Forest also have a list
of permitted guides for National Forest lands.
the wilderness areas are closed to motorized vehicles, these areas
typically provide the best opportunities for hunter success of trophy
animals. Local outfitters and guides are very knowledgeable about the
area and where to find the trophy animals. It is not required to hire
an outfitter to hunt on non-wilderness public lands.
Wyoming Game & fish Department website has hunt area maps, seasons,
license fees, deadlines, harvest reports and hunter
draw results online. Downloadable versions of resident and
application booklets are also available on their website.
Archery season typically starts before rifle season in Wyoming. Seasons are available
for big game and birds. Season dates vary and are listed in the current Wyoming
hunter regulation pamphlet for regulations. Some local outfitters offer guide
services for archery hunters.
Approximately 80% of Sublette County is public land, thereby
giving hunters hundreds of thousands of acres on which to
Unlike the eastern
side of Wyoming, hunters can find plenty of places to hunt
almost any desired species without having to go onto private
obtaining landowner permission.
If you do choose to hunt on private land, be aware that many
landowners charge a trespass fee, and the amount may vary
depending on the
Local Hunting Outfitters
Most of the local Outfitters and Guides have
web sites with further information about their services and the areas
in which they operate.
County Outfitters and Guides Association also has good information
about area hunting opportunities and links to Outfitter’s websites.
The SCOGA website has an online form that hunters can fill out to
request information from their member outfitters. Specify what kind
of species or area you wish to hunt, and the individual businesses
will mail more information to you about their services. Note, if
you make your inquiry specific to an area or species, instead of
general, you'll get better response from the outfitters. They are
looking for serious inquires for the areas in which they operate.
For general information, the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce/Sublette
Visitor Center will mail brochures and area literature
ranches and lodges often offer outfitter & guide hunting services along
with lodging. Some lodges provide lodging with or without meals for those who
wish to be self-guided. This gives hunters the advantage of being close to their
hunt areas, but with the
food and companionship to share hunting stories in the evening. See our Business
Directory for a list of guest ranches and lodges in Sublette County that
may be near the
you wish to hunt.
For more area information:
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
5400 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82006
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Pinedale Ranger District - BTNF
29 E Fremont Lake Road, P.O. Box 220, Pinedale, WY, 82941
Big Piney Ranger District -
PO Box 218, Big Piney, WY, 83113
307-276-3375 or 276-5800/5200
Sublette County Outfitters & Guides
P.O. Box 845,
Pinedale, WY 82941
Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association
PO Box 2650, Casper, WY 82602
Sublette County Visitor Center/Chamber
PO Box 176, Pinedale, WY 82941
1-888-285-7282 or 307-367-2242