Trophy Elk Our Specialty Plus Mule Deer
Dave Hettinger has been a licensed outfitter since 1975, and as your outfitter, Dave guides on all hunts. Years of experience has taught us to keep hunter numbers low to produce highly personalized hunts and a high degree of success. We take pride in hiring some of the finest professional guides and support staff available. We can supply you with plenty of past references upon request. The weather and your shooting ability in hunting situations (there are no bench rests in elk country), will be main factors determining success on the hunts we offer. Horses are used throughout the hunt, but some hunting is done on foot. On a limited basis we will also use 4×4 vehicles for our hunt plan when weather moves game to the lower front range.
On these hunts we are permitted to hunt the entire Wind River Ranger District which is part of the Shoshone National Forest. This gives us almost endless possibilities of places to hunt. On these hunts, archery or rifle, we supply lodging at the Rocky Mountain Lodge in Dubois and our cook prepares all meals. A warm shower and WiFi awaits you each evening. Come prepared to get up early and be out all day.
Wind River and Absaroka Range Hunts
- Archery Elk Hunts (7 full days of hunting)
Date: September 15-21 ~ September 23-29 Cost: $7450 1 hunter, 1 guide ~ $6450 2 hunters, 1 guide
- Rifle Elk or Elk/Deer Combination Hunts (7 full days of hunting)
Dates: October 1-7 ~ October 9-15 Cost: $7450 1 hunter, 1 guide ~ $6450 2 hunters, 1 guide
- Rifle Elk Hunts (6 full days of hunting)
Dates: October 18-23 ~ October 25-30 Cost: $6950 1 hunter, 1 guide ~ $5950 2 hunters, 1 guide
- Mule Deer Hunts – 100% License Draw (6 full days of hunting)
Dates: October 1-6 ~ October 9-14 Cost: $5950 1 hunter, 1 guide ~ $4950 2 hunters, 1 guide
*Lodge and/or cabin accommodation
On our hunts DHO handles 2-4 hunters per hunt. Non hunters are definitely welcome at a cost of $2400.
Bulls can average scoring 320-330 for selective, persistent hunters.
If you will be hunting with a semiautomatic rifle please do not contact us about a hunting trip.
Due to our concern for the safety of clients and humane treatment of our horses, we will not take anyone weighing over 250 lbs. It is our opinion that a total load exceeding 300 lbs. is too heavy even for a large horse in mountainous terrain.
DEPOSIT AND REFUND POLICY: For elk and deer hunts a deposit of 25%(partial deposit) is required to reserve your hunt dates. If you do not draw a tag we will fully refund your deposit within 30 days following the draw date.
If you draw a tag we require a total deposit of 50% due within 30 days following the drawing date. If you draw a tag deposits are non-refundable.
PAYMENTS: A personal check is acceptable for payment of the deposit. Please, no personal checks for final payment unless received one month prior to your hunt dates. Final payment upon arrival must be made with a cashiers check, money order or cash.
- Elk & Fishing $707.00
- Special Elk & Fishing $1283.00
- (Application Dates: Jan.1 – Jan.31)
- Deer $389.00
- Special Deer $677.00
- (Application Dates: Jan.1 – May 31)
Note: The above fees include a non-refundable $15.00 application fee.
Elk Preference Point $50.00 …… Deer Preference Point $40.00
Note: Preference Points need to be purchased July 1-October 31 from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.
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