Hunting in Wyoming

Wyoming’s vast landscapes provide miles of wide open space for wildlife to roam. To see the state in its most natural form, experience Wyoming’s breathtaking scenery and wild spirit through a hunting trip.

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In addition to wide-open spaces and wild scenic countryside, Wyoming features small and big game hunting and vast herds of wildlife.  Nearly every species of North American big game exists in large and sustainable numbers within the state, including elk, moose, deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and mountain goat.

For many residents in Wyoming, hunting is more than an activity or diversion; it’s a way of life. Hunting trips for small and big game are a family tradition, and there are still many towns where residents greet each other in the fall by asking, “Did you get your elk yet?”

Wyomingites are fierce about maintaining the health and welfare of their herds as well as filling their freezers for the winter. Nutritious and natural protein from wild game is the ultimate in locally sourced food.

Management of the incredible wildlife resources in Wyoming are largely paid for by non-resident hunters and anglers through licenses and the purchase of outdoor gear and products.

Visitors should enhance their hunting experience and increase their opportunity to be successful by contracting with a certified outfitter or guide from the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association (WYOGA).  In addition to a worthwhile hunting trip, many guides and outfitters offer fishing excursions, horse-pack trips, back-country wilderness adventures and accommodations. Even non-hunters can see wildlife in its natural state and experience Wyoming’s breath-taking scenery and wild spirit by hiring these local experts.


For more information on guided hunting trips and wildlife adventures in Wyoming, explore the information below. To understand Wyoming’s diverse hunting experiences, check out groups like Hunting with Heroes and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.

Hunting: Know Before You Go

Hunt Planner

Wyoming’s stunning landscapes and open spaces make it the perfect hunting destination. Rely on the Wyoming Game & Fish Department to help you plan your hunt during your next visit to Wyoming.

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Hunting Licenses

Wyoming is home to over 100 types of mammals and more than 450 types of birds. Make sure you have everything you need, including the right license, before your trip. Wyoming Game & Fish is your one-stop resource.

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Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association

Wonderful outdoor experiences in Wyoming are made possible by the state’s outfitters and guides. Whether you visit for a hunting or fishing experience, professionals from Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association make your time in the outdoors spectacular.

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Board of Outfitters & Professional Guides

Wyoming is filled with local experts waiting to help you have a successful hunt. For a complete list of state licensed outfitters, look to the Board of Outfitters & Professional Guides.

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Hunting Listings

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North Platte Lodge Alcova, WY View Website
Mill Iron Ranch Jackson, WY View Website
Timberline Outfitters Cheyenne, WY View Website
Trophy Ridge Outfitters Carlile, WY View Website
Grizzly Outfitters Clearmont, WY View Website
Mangis Fishing Guide Service Jackson, WY View Website
World Cast Anglers Jackson, WY View Website
Platte River Fly Shop Casper, WY View Website
Bighorn River Outfitters Thermopolis, WY View Website
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