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Mule Deer

Wyoming Mule Deer | Southcentral Wyoming

Limited Entry, Trophy Mule Deer Hunts (Oct. 1 -14)

These limited entry, early October mule deer hunts take place on large, private ranches in the high-country of South Central Wyoming, and area well known for producing monster mulies. This is a premier hunting opportunity for extreme trophy mule deer. This hunt is designed with the serious trophy deer hunter in mind, and limited to a maximum of eight hunters per season. This outfitter has been on a quality deer management plan for the past 20 years in this area.

To qualify for harvest, a buck must meet the outfitter’s management requirements, consisting of a combination of factors including: ears width or wider, four points to a side or better, good mass and deep forks. In short, only big mature, trophy bucks are allowed to be harvested, typically bucks being 5 ½ years and older. Due to the ideal habitat, strong genetics and sound management of the area, their hunters consistently take older age class bucks averaging from 26 to 28 inches wide, scoring from the mid 160’s to high 180’s gross Boone and Crockett points or more. Their hard working guides and their hunters have also taken their share of monster mulies from 30 to 34 inches, typical and non-typical bucks, scoring from 190 to over 230 B&C points!

Over the years, hunter success rates have averaged better than 75%, and with perfect weather, some years have produced 100% harvest success! This special controlled harvest trophy hunt is not recommended for the casual hunter that feels he absolutely fill his tag before he can go home satisfied and happy.   However, this hunt is definitely a tremendous opportunity for the serious trophy hunter that hopes to collect a potential world-class trophy mule deer. Trophy antelope may also be hunted in combination with the early October mule deer hunts.  

General Permit, Trophy Mule Deer Hunts (Oct. 1 – 30)

October mule deer hunts take place on several large private ranches located in the rugged back-country of Central Wyoming. The trophy deer taken on these hunts are consistently, good mature bucks, averaging 24 to 26 inches wide, typically scoring in the 150’s to 160’s, with the occasional harvest of a dandy buck in the 170’s B&C or better.   Excellent success rates of over 90%, has been the rule for many years on these mule deer hunts.   This is a good, solid hunt for respectable representative mulie bucks, suitable for most any hunter looking for a nice trophy mule deer for their wall. These great deer hunts may be combined with of our limited entry elk hunts as well. Hunt accommodations may vary from deluxe wall tent camps or cozy bunk-houses on the ranch, to local motels conveniently located near the hunt areas.

Transportation/Getting there:  Detailed maps and directions will be provided to your hunt destination or meeting point. Hunters who choose to fly can pick from several nearby airports. Call for details. 

Trophy Care, Meat Processing and Taxidermy

After a successful hunt your guide will expertly field dress and field cape your trophy for you. Meat processing is available locally. Processing fees vary from $100.00 for antelope or deer, up to $250.00 for elk, depending on the size/species of the animal and customer requests. If you do not wish to take your meat with you, arrangements can be made for people in need to receive it. However, under Wyoming state law, the hunter is still responsible to pay for the basic processing fees before donation.

Top quality taxidermy work is available locally. We recommend that hunters, particularly those that are flying out for their hunt, leave their trophies with our taxidermist to ensure the safe keeping of the cape and horns. After completion, the trophy mounts can then be shipped to the hunter in safe, sturdy crates. Taxidermy information, rates / fees available upon request, anytime.

Mule Deer:

Hunting license
Your firearm
TSA approved hard-shell airplane lockable gun-case
Soft-sided gun case
Ammunition for firearm (2 boxes or 40 rounds)
Shooting sticks
Comfortable hunting boots
Heavy and light socks
Full camouflage clothing including face-mask
Florescent orange hat
Stocking cap
Rain gear
Heavy and light hunting jacket
Long underwear
Hunting knife
Camp Slippers/shoes
Comfortable camp shirt and pants
Insect repellant

Personal Items:

Ear plugs
Toiletries and personal affects
Medical prescriptions & pain relievers
Lip balm & sunscreen


5 Day Rifle Mule Deer Hunt (Oct. 1-31) - $4950

6 Day Rifle Mule Deer Trophy Hunt (Oct. 1-14) - $6550

6 Day Archery Mule Deer Hunt (Sept.) - $4950


*Add a trophy antelope hunt to any elk hunt for - $1000

Note: 1x1 guiding is available for an additional $1000 per hunter


Dates:  Archery season runs from Sept. 1-30 and Rifle season runs from Oct. 1-31

Included:  all meals and lodging, 2x1 guiding, transportation during the hunt

Not Included:  airfare, airport transportation to the lodge, state meals and lodging tax ($5 per day), hunting license, processing of game taken, taxidermy, and tips/gratuities

Approximate license cost:  $326 mule deer tag, conservation stamp $12, optional antelope tag -$286

*Wyoming hunting licenses/tags applications must be purchased before March 15 for non-residents.

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