hat to Expect
Our hunts are fair chase and include resident herds and migrating elk. We abide by all game laws set by the Wyoming Department of Fish and Game. We accomodate both archery and rifle hunts.

We recommend that you be in as good of physical condition as possible. Your chances for a successful elk hunt are greatly dependent upon physical condition, your personal shooting ability, the weather and hunting conditions. Our base elevation is 6255' and hunt elevations may be up to 10,000'. High elevations make for harder hiking and may lead to frequently changing weather conditions including high winds, rain or snow.*

We ask that you please shoot your gun and get comfortable with it at 300 yards. If it is possible to get experience on a horse it may help you. You can either fly or drive out we can arrange a shuttle to and from the airport for an additional fee. Flying is definitely quicker, but you may find having your own vehicle would also be convenient. If you fill your tag early you can stay in the cabin and go fishing or site seeing or head home early - whatever you choose.

We provide a continental style breakfast in the morning. A pack lunch including a sandwich, drink, chips and goodies. Dinner and desert will be provided when you return from your long day of hunting. You are welcome to bring beer, liquor or other foods. Our bunkhouse has two bunk beds, a shower, toilet, sink and satellite TV. We provide pillows, sheets, and towels. You may bring a sleeping bag, otherwise we will provide blankets.

You will be leaving for your hunt as early as 4 am. It will depend on the weather and where you are hunting that day. We will trailer up the horses and head out for the trailhead. Many locations will require a hour or more trail ride in the dark through challenging rocky conditions to reach the hunt area.

Upon reaching the hunt destination, we will stop, tie up the horses and begin to spot for animals and plan a stalk. Your guide is responsible for field dressing and delivery to the house. You are responsible for your own processing. There are facilities at the house and there are processing facilities in Thayne and Afton.

What to Bring
Tag !!!! (You may laugh but it has happened.)
Conservation Stamp (can purchase in town after you arrive)
Elk Feed Ground Stamp (can purchase in town after you arrive)
Gun !!!!
Ammo !!!!
Clothes (Camo, Long Underwear, Additional Pairs of Socks)
Snow Gear
Warm Weather Gear
Rain Gear
Boots (broken in) and Waterproof
Sleeping Bag
LED Head Light
Coolers to Take Meat Home
(2 - 00qt for Elk, 1 for deer)

*To prevent mountain sickness, you might want to travel to the area prior to the hunt - two or three days - for your body to become accustomed to the higher altitude. Mountain sickness is more common at elevations above 10,000 feet, though some people begin to show symptoms at elevations at low as 5,000 feet. Symptoms range from mild discomfort - headache, nausea, sleep difficulties, loss of appetite, shortness of breath and fatigue. The key to success at altitude is to hydrate regularly, (water is best) above all else. Dehydration will only exacerbate the symptoms of altitude sickness.

  Matthew Harbach Salt River Range Outfitters Star Valley, Wyoming • License #BG-232 • Insured