Pat Zummo 6x6 Bull Elk during early bugle season
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.
We use all three main base camps
for our limited quota area 96 hunts. They start the 1st
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
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
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
1x1 - $5200
2x1 - $4700
1x1 - $5200
2x1 - $4700
1x1 - $6200
2x1 - $5700
1x1 - $6500
2x1 - $6000
1x1 - $7200
2x1 - $6700
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