Cedar Ridge Outfitters operates out of a cabin camp during our Wyoming hunting season for deer, elk, and antelope.
The cabin is semi-off grid but has modern facilities with a full kitchen, shower, satellite TV and bunk room for the guests. We also have one private room with a double bed to accommodate husband/wife guests if needed. There are both wood and propane heating stoves in the cabin.
Hunters should arrive in the afternoon/evening the day before their hunt begins and depart in the morning the day after their hunt ends. We will pick up and transport back to the airport in Casper, Wyoming at no charge. Hunters also have the option to drive directly to the cabin in their own vehicle. Hunters will be provided a map and directions to the cabin from Casper, WY (other locations upon request).
As hunters arrive, all paper work is completed and guests are shown to their quarters and introduced to their guide. After unpacking, all hunters are encouraged to shoot their firearms at our rifle range. This is to ensure the accuracy of their rifle after the trip on our 100-yard target and encourage them to shoot at our targets which reach out to over 500yards to evaluate what distances they are comfortable shooting. We also have long range targets if you are up to the challenge.
Our private ranch and cow elk hunts are ran out of Thermopolis, WY. This location is based out of a fully furnished house approx 10 miles outside of town and sits on the banks of the Big Horn River. This location allows for lots of activities outside of hunting as it is close to Hot Springs State Park, 1-1/2 hrs to Cody WY, Wyoming Whiskey Distillery, several breweries and fishing or relaxing along the banks of the Big Horn River.
We begin every hunt each day with a complete, home cooked breakfast usually before daylight. Lunch will be field lunch and snacks taken in coolers. The intent each morning is to be gone hunting all day. The weather and harvesting of animals can dictate how long you stay in the field. No client is allowed to hunt without a guide nor consume any alcohol while hunting.
A normal day will utilize side-by sides, horses or pickup to scout and glass, when game to your liking is spotted hunters will typically go after them on foot. Hunters should bring a small day pack to carry water and snacks (we always have cases of bottled water on hand). Please do not ask your guide to carry your personal items for you. Based on the hunter's choice and ability, you could be walking all day or staying closer to the vehicles. Please bring gear accordingly.
Supper will be a complete, home cooked meal at the cabin. Evenings are open so clients can take showers, watch T.V., make phone calls, and go to bed at their leisure.
When an animal is harvested the priority is to immediately recover your animal and get it back to camp. Unless necessary to get animal cooled down and prevent spoilage, we will not skin or cape your animal until it gets to the processing plant. This enables the head and cape to be picked up by a local taxidermist if hunter desires or have everything in one place for pick up when the hunter is ready to head home. It is our goal to take all animals to the processing plant the following day or day after depending on weather and temperatures. We deliver to the processing plant at no charge, the hunter is responsible for the processing. If a hunter chooses to cut up their own meat and store in personal coolers until they head home, hunter takes on all responsibility for care and transportation of meat. We will attempt to have bags of ice available, but due to limited freezer storage space, this cannot be guaranteed.
If there are certain foods you cannot eat, please let us know prior to arrival so we have time to try and accommodate your needs.
NOTE: Regardless of when you harvest your animal(s), you are welcome to stay the duration of your hunt.
Elk rifle hunts (Areas 23, 48, 120, 128): Bull elk hunts occur in October and we do offer some late Cow hunts in November based on the dates set by Wyoming Game and Fish. We prefer our hunts to be 1 guide per hunter but can be 2 hunters per guide based on guide availability. The hunts will be spot and stalk utilizing four-wheel drive UTV’s. There may be times that pickups are used to get to the hunt area. Bull elk hunts are five (5) day hunts and cow/calf hunts are four (4) day.
Rifle deer hunts (Areas 34, 36, 89, 90): Deer hunts begin in October based on dates set by Wyoming Game and Fish. We prefer our hunts to be 1 guide per hunter but can be 2 hunters per guide based on guide availability. These hunts are four (4) days and are all spot and stalk utilizing four-wheel drive UTVs. There may be times that pickups are used to get to the hunt area.
Rifle antelope hunts (Areas 67, 72, 73, 74, 75): Antelope hunts begin in September based on dates set by Wyoming Game and Fish. We prefer our hunts to be 1 guide per hunter but can be 2 hunters per guide based on guide availability.. These hunts are three (3) days and are all spot and stalk utilizing four-wheel drive UTVs. There may be times that pickups are used to get to the hunt area.
There are areas nearby for varmint hunting, fishing (if hunter possesses appropriate license), a pheasant farm where hunter can schedule a hunt and purchase birds from owner/operator of pheasant farm (with appropriate license), but we cannot guarantee there will be an opportunity/availability to do these activities.
Cedar Ridge Outfitters donates hunts to wounded veterans every year. These hunts occur from September through October. I guide these hunters every chance I get at no charge. I may have one of these veterans either in camp or in the field while you are here. Please make them feel welcome, they have sacrificed for our country and this is the least we can do to say THANK YOU!
For more complete information and questions possibly not answered here, please contact us at 307 251-3309.