Mule Shoe Outfitters

1-888-803-7316 Justin and Sandy Wright
muleshoe@wbaccess.net P.O. Box 1555 Pinedale, Wyoming 82941

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Come and join Mule Shoe Outfitters out of Pinedale, Wyoming for a Big Game Hunt or a summer fishing trip in the spectacular mountains of the Wind River Mountain Range. Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Lion, and Elk hunting is our specialty, we also conduct hunts for Mule Deer, Antelope, Moose, Bobcat and Black Bear. Mule Shoe Outfitters also provides summer fishing and scenic pack trips with gear drops and spot packs into the Wind River Mountain Range.

Outfitting and Bayed lion (2005)guiding is a passion or ours, not just a job. We will guarantee hunters that we will give a 100% effort to fulfill their hunt with a quality animal.

We are full-time outfitters. When we are not hunting, we are our pre-scouting and getting ready for hunts coming up. We have about 85% repeat hunters. Some have hunted several different game animals with us throughout the years.

Our goal in the outfitting business is to provide quality hunts, with our hunters coming as clients and leaving as friends. Please give us a call if you need any more information on our hunting operation. Don't hesitate to use our cell phone numbers if you don't catch us at our home (307-360-8757 or 307-360-6339).

Justin and Sandy Wright

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We offer cabin accommodations at our ranch.

Mountain Lion & Bobcat Hunting
David Whyel with a great Tom 14 15/16 inch skull (2013)

David Whyel with a great Tom 14 15/16 inch skull (2013)

Mountain Lion hunting is one of our passions. We enjoy training our own hounds that we have raised and spent endless hours working with. The pursuit of these big cats can last for minutes, hours or days, depending on what kind of track the hounds have to work with. Snowmachines are used for transportation to look for tracks and haul hounds and gear when snow conditions get too bad for pickups to get around in.

Good, mature Tom mountain lions are our main target for harvesting, leaving females to produce offspring. We are consistent in taking 14-inch plus skulls on the lions we harvest. This is a 7-day hunt that we start mid-November and run through March 31st. Licenses can be purchased over the counter when you arrive.

We welcome archery, hand gun and rifle hunters to come join us on this fast-paced hunt. You won't regret it, so come stay with us at our ranch in cabins for a great hunt.

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7 Day Mountain Lion Hunts
1x1 - $6500
Lion/Bobcat combo- $7100

David Redding with son Will and nice lion 14 14/16” skull (2012)

David Redding with son Will and nice lion 14 14/16” skull (2012)

Bobcat
Bobcats make a great combo hunt with mountain lions, or are a great trophy by themselves. We basically hunt them the same way we hunt lions. We offer this as a 5-day hunt from November 15th to the end of February. The license has to be applied for at the Wyoming Game & Fish Department in Cheyenne. There are restrictions for some states obtaining a license, so please give us a call and ask us about it.

Bobcat Hunt - 1 Hunter per Guide - $2500
Each additional Bobcat taken - $600

Brad Plaga with his mature Tom 14 9/16 skull (2012)
Brad Plaga with his mature Tom 14 9/16 skull (2012)

Dean Heitzelman with his good Tom 13 15/16 skull (2012)
Dean Heitzelman with his good Tom 13 15/16 skull (2012)

Kenneth Bruce with his nice Tom 14 3/16 skull (2012)
Kenneth Bruce with his nice Tom 14 3/16 skull (2012)

Ryan and Sherry Coffey with a good mature lion 14” skull (2012)
Ryan and Sherry Coffey with a good mature lion 14” skull (2012)

Katelyn Leisinger with her first Wyoming Trophy (2012)
Katelyn Leisinger with her first Wyoming Trophy (2012)

Mark Ross with a nice lion he took with his long bow (2012)
Mark Ross with a nice lion he took with his long bow (2012)

Justin and Kyle with a nice bobcat (2012)

Justin and Kyle with a nice bobcat (2012)

Tim holding a nice bobcat we caught (2012)
Tim holding a nice bobcat we caught (2012)

 

Kyle DeVillier with a great Lion 14 15/16” skull (2012)
Kyle DeVillier with a great Lion 14 15/16” skull (2012)

Bighorn Sheep Hunting

Bighorn Sheep hunting is another one of our passions. It is a physically-demanding hunt that is basically a once in a lifetime hunt for a hunter to harvest a ram in Wyoming.

Our ten-day hunt starts by packing a camp in with horses and mules. From there, we are mainly hunting by foot and using backpacks to transport gear to other camp destinations.

Our main technique of hunting is using vantage points to glass the area, catching rams moving and feeding.

Being in the best physical shape you can be will inicrease your odds of taking a trophy ram. We have been consistent in taking 160 plus class rams throughout the years.

We hunt Areas 8 and 23, which open September 1st and Areas 9 and 10, which open August 15th. Let us help you with that once-in-a-lifetime trophy.

10 day Bighorn
Sheep Hunts

1x1, $10,000

Sandy Wright (2013)
Sandy Wright (2013)

David Johnson with his 8 yr old Ram (2013)
David Johnson with his 8 yr old Ram (2013)

Cotton Guio (2013)
Cotton Guio (2013)

Wayne Brown with his Ram (2012)
Wayne Brown with his Ram (2012)

TR White with a good ram (2011)

TR White with a good ram (2011)

David Evanow with a heavy broomed ram (2011)
David Evanow with a heavy broomed ram (2011)

Elk Hunting
Pat Zummo 6x6 Bull Elk during early bugle season (2013)

Pat Zummo 6x6 Bull Elk during early bugle season (2013)

Elk Hunting Mule Shoe Outfitters has three base camps to offer clients for our 7 day Elk hunts. Our summit Lake camp, and Bluff Park Camp are both in the Bridger-Teton Wilderness and both are around a 4 hour horseback ride. Our New Fork camp is on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is about an hour horseback ride to get to. We can also use three day spike camps to hunt out of if needed.

We hunt Elk areas 96, 97, and 95, and have been typically harvesting bulls in the 280 to 340 inch range with an occasional bigger bull. With all three camps we can pretty much hunt the entire elk area 96. Base camps consist of wall tents with cots and propane heaters to provide as much comfort as possible. Breakfast and dinner are prepared and served in a cook tent with sack lunches provided for the day out hunting.

We limit our camps to 4 to 6 hunters for the week to assure a more quality down-home hunt.

We start our rifle hunts the 20th of September in limited quota area 97. This is a great hunt during the rut in some of the most pristine wilderness in the Wind River Mountains. Spike camps are used frequently on this hunt due to the remote country we hunt in this area. This area has a real good draw success. You can almost be assured to draw a license with or without points. There is usually left over bull licenses in this area. Please contact us in mid-July for information.

Pete Benedetto (2013)
Pete Benedetto (2013)

We use all three main base camps for our limited quota area 96 hunts. They start the 1st of October and run thru the 31st of October. This is a great area with lots of elk and good potential of killing a good mature bull. During the first part of October the rut is still on with lots of vocal activity from bulls. Having three camps available in this area really makes it versatile in being where the elk are. We don’t usually have to do much spike camping on these hunts. Preference points are not always needed to draw a license in this area, but if you are planning for the future please go ahead and get one from July 1st to September 30th through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. It will just assure you of drawing a license.

Our limited quota area 95 type 2 opens October 1s. The bulls are still real active in the rut this time of year. This is a limited quota area only with a real good chance at taking a mature bull. The limited number of tags assures bulls have the chance to grow and become a good trophy class bull. We also use spike camps frequently on this hunt due to the remote country we hunt. Preference points are needed to draw in this area.

Our General elk tag season opens October 15th. This is also a good opportunity to harvest a good bull after the rut. We do a lot of glassing for mature bulls out feeding in the open terrain where stalks can be made. Bulls will sometimes bachelor up with other bulls making it easier to spot them. The weather plays a big part in determining which camps are used on this hunt.

Archery season opens September 1st, but we suggest waiting until at least the 10th to let the rut kick in and bulls get more active. Archery hunters have ample shot opportunity at bull during this hunt. The rut is in full force and the bulls are hot, making calling more productive. All three of our camps are used during this hunt, depending on where we find the most concentration of elk. We suggest a General elk tag for this hunt so you are not limited to one area, or an area 95 tag since this is a limited quota area only.

Left Over Bull Tags Available July 10th
Late October
Hunt Special

1x1 - $5200
2x1 - $4700
7-Day
Archey Elk

1x1 - $5200
2x1 - $4700
 

7-Day Elk Hunt
1x1 - $6200
2x1 - $5700

3-Day Cow
Elk Hunt

$1650
7-Day Elk-Antelope
Combo Hunt

1x1 - $6500
2x1 - $6000
7-Day Elk-Deer
Combo Hunt

1x1 - $7200
2x1 - $6700

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Jeff Brown with his 6x6 Archery season elk (2013)

Jeff Brown with his 6x6 Archery season elk (2013)

Curtis Ely (2013)

Curtis Ely (2013)

John Ackert (2013)

John Ackert (2013)

 

Dan McClure (2013)

Dan McClure (2013)

 

Sam McClure (2013)

Sam McClure (2013)

 

 

Bryan Martin with his elk (2012)

Bryan Martin (2012)

Curtis Brown (2012)

Curtis Brown (2012)

Peter Pizzagalli (2012)

Peter Pizzagalli (2012)

Fred Brewer (2012)

Fred Brewer (2012)

Joe Pedersen (2012)

Joe Pedersen (2012)

Steve Peerssen with his elk, 2012

Steve Pedersen (2012)

Jim Kropf with his elk  (2012)

Jim Kropf (2012)

Mule Deer and Antelope Hunting
Jim Miller (2013)

Jim Miller (2013)

Mule Deer and Antelope Hunting We have a 5-day wilderness Mule Deer hunts in region H where we are taking 160 to 180 inch bucks. This is a horseback hunt where you will be staying at one of our three base camps glassing for mature bucks at timberline. We have a lot of open country where bachelor groups of bucks hang out. Glassing is a big part of this hunt, so bring lots of patience and a good pair of binoculars. September 15th is opening day and the season runs until October 3rd. Draw odds are good in this area.

We also offer 5-day Mule Deer hunts in areas 141/162. This season opens October 1st and runs until October 31st. You will stay at our ranch in cabins, hunting daily using pickups and hiking to glass for bucks. This is a limited quota area, so preference points will be needed to draw this tag..
Joe Buffa with his nice heavy Buck Deer (2013)
Joe Buffa with his nice heavy Buck Deer (2013)
Jack Lupien (2013)
Jack Lupien (2013)

This is a low-percentage draw for a license, but the chance of harvesting a trophy buck is excellent.

5 day Deer Hunt
1x1 - $4500
2x1 - $4000

7-Day Deer-Antelope Combo
1x1 - $5000
2x1 - $4500

Antelope Hunting Our antelope hunts are done mainly on private ground with large tracts of BLM surrounding them.

We offer 3-day antelope hunts with all accommodations at the ranch. We have great archery opportunities, as well as rifle, to harvest a good mature 14" plus buck.

Antelope make a great combo hunt with our late-season deer or with our elk hunts. We start hunting antelope September 10th through the end of October. Lodging and meals are provided at our ranch cabins.

3 day Antelope Hunt - $1500

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Willy Knipfel (2013)
Willy Knipfel (2013)
Brian Asboth (2013)
Brian Asboth (2013)
Luke Miller (2013)
Luke Miller (2013)

Larry Eekhoff with a nice Buck. (2012)
Larry Eekhoff with a nice Buck. (2012)

Richard Schulte with his high country Buck (2012)
Richard Schulte with his high country Buck (2012)

Dean Spatz (2013)
Dean Spatz (2013)

Doug Coon (2012)
Doug Coon (2012)
Bob Marwick (2012)
Bob Marwick (2012)
Ace Ariaz (2012)
Ace Ariaz (2012)
Shiras Moose Hunting
Joy and Dave with Joy's bull (2007)
Joy and Dave with Joy's bull. (2007)

Shiras Moose Our 7-day Shiras Moose hunt in area 5 will be a horseback hunt out of one of our base camps or a spike camp if needed. Having 3 base camps in moose area 5 gives us a good portion of the area to hunt these big bulls. All our camps have prime moose hunting country and hold mature bulls. Rifle season opens October 1st thru October 31st. Archery season opens September 1st.

Moose hunted in Area 3 will be hunted at our Summit Lake Base Camp or out of spike camps. Our camp sits just off the northwest border of Area 3 and is just a short 15-minute ride to access.

This is real good moose country with rougher terrain and a chance at a real good bull.

Area 4 is an off-forest moose permit that will be hunted right out of the Pinedale area. We primarily hunt private land along with BLM lands adjoining. If you don't like sleeping in a tent at night, this is your moose hunt. You will stay in cozy cabins at our ranch south of Pinedale.

Areas 3 and 4 both open the 20th of September for rifle and the 1st of September for archery. On an average, we are harvesting good, mature 40-inch plus bulls.

7 day Shiras Moose Hunt
1X1 - $6200

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Gene Yount with his 41” Bull (2012)
Jack with a nice bull (2006)
Sandy with her 41 inch bull. (2007)
Gene Yount with his 41” Bull (2012)
Jack with a nice bull (2006)
Sandy with her 41 inch bull moose. (2007)
Joe with a good moose
 
Joe with a good moose. (2005)  

Black Bear Hunts
Zach Boyer with Northwest Hunting TV Show and his big off colored Spring Bear 20 14/16 inch skull (2012)

Zach Boyer with Northwest Hunting TV Show and his big off colored Spring Bear 20 14/16 inch skull (2012)

Black Bear Our 7-day black bear hunt is offered during the spring. This is over active baits that we have placed in remote areas with the use of horses. We try to get into more remote areas so we can get away from other bait activity.

We primarily hunt baits late afternoon through late evening. The mornings and early afternoon are spent either replenishing baits with guides or relaxing doing whatever you would like.

This hunt makes a great archery experience, as well as rifle or handgun.

David Stough with his great off colored spring bear with a skull measurement of 19 15/16 (2013)

David Stough with his great off colored spring bear with a skull measurement of 19 15/16 (2013)

Our hunts are a day or two longer than most outfitters, but good mature bears are very wise and sometimes a hunter has to put a little extra time in on a bait.

We are consistent in taking mature boars with good color phases; browns, cinnamons and an occasional blonde bear.

Spring bear hunts take place fom the 1st of May to the 15th of June. Bear hunts in the fall are combo hunts with Elk or Deer.

We invite you to come and stay with us and hunt one of these beautiful trophies. Bear tags can be purchased over the counter when you arrive.

7 day Black Bear Hunt
1x1, $3800

Fall Bear Combo, $1000

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Justin Fox with his nice off colored archery spring Bear (2013)

Tom Knipfer with his off colored Spring Bear 19 2/16 inch skull (2012)

Norm Froboese with a great Spring bear 18 6/16 inch skull (2012)

Justin Fox with his nice off colored archery spring Bear (2013)

Tom Knipfer with his off colored Spring Bear 19 2/16 inch skull (2012)

Norm Froboese with a great Spring bear 18 6/16 inch skull (2012)

Julie Sargisson with her off colored spring Bear (2013)

 

Dale Schmidt with his very nice archery Spring Bear (2012)

Julie Sargisson with her off colored spring Bear (2013)

Dale Schmidt with his very nice archery Spring Bear (2012)

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Sandra & Justin Wright
Justin and Sandra Wright
Owners of Mule Shoe Outfitters

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Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC.
Kendall Valley Lodge
Justin & Sandra Wright

P.O. Box 1555
Pinedale, WY 82941

Phone: 1-888-803-7316
Lodge: 307-367-2223
307-360-8757 (Justin cell)
307-360-6339 (Sandra cell)

e-mail: muleshoe@wbacces.net
info@kendallvalleylodge.com

Outfitter License #BG-283
Operating under permit by the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Equal opportunity service provider.

 

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