Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC.
Justin & Sandra Wright
P.O. Box 1555
Pinedale, WY 82941
and join Mule Shoe Outfitters in
some of the best hunting available to hunters today.
The Wind River Mountain Range is where we call home,
conducting big game hunts throughout the Bridger
Wilderness and Bridger-Teton Forest area. Outfitting
and 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.
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.
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.
LION & BOBCAT HUNTS:
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. We are not one of these
outfitters that won't run a track if it looks a
little old or is too late in the day. Our motto is,
"if hounds can run it, we turn them on
it." Snowmachines are used for transportation
to look for tracks and haul hounds and gear.
Toms 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.
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
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.
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
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 increase 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
Hunting We offer several Elk hunts
out of our two wilderness base camps. These are
horseback type hunts where you will have seven days
of hunting in some of the most pristine wilderness
available to hunters today. Our base camps consist
of wall tents with cots and propane heaters to
provide as much comfort as possible. Meals are
prepared in the cook tent where chairs and tables
are available to sit around the wood stove and eat
breakfast and dinner, sack lunches are provided for
lunch since you will be out all day hunting.
Spike camps are also used when
elk have moved to different parts of the areas that
are difficult to reach from our base camps. These
are not as fancy as our base camps but they are
productive if needed to make your hunt a success.
We limit our camps to 4 to 6
hunters for the week to assure a more quality
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. We take 300
class bulls on an average 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 both our 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 two camps
available in this area really makes it versatile in
being where the elk are. We donít 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
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 killing a 340
class 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. This
license does not have the best draw odds, but you
have a real good chance at a mature bull. 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 as sometimes we get
snowed out of our base camps so lower spike camps
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. Both
the Borum Lake Camp and our Bluff Park Camp 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.
MULE DEER &
We offer 7-day mule
deer hunts out of our Borum Lake Base Camp. This is
one of the better mule deer camps in the Bridger
Wilderness for taking good mature bucks.
This hunt is
conducted similar to our elk hunts, leaving camp
early with horses, doing a lot of glassing from
vantage points and catching the bucks out feeding.
We hunt a lot of open country above timberline, so
extensive glassing is done throughout most of the
day into late evening.
September 15th is
opening day of our high-country deer hunt, going
into the first week of October, so you can combo
this hunt with elk during our first two hunts. This
hunt is in Deer Area Region H and has reasonable
We also offer a
late-season migration hunt in Deer Areas 141 and
162. This hunt starts October 15th and runs until
the end of the month.
We are basically
hunting these deer coming out of the higher country
working their way to their wintering grounds.
Glassing migratory routes is the main technique we
use for hunting these bucks. You will stay in cabins
at our ranch, so if sleeping in a wall tent isn't
your cup of tea, this is your kind of hunt.
This is a
low-percentage draw for a license, but the chance of
harvesting a trophy buck is excellent.
Our antelope hunts are done mainly on private ground
with large tracts of BLM surrounding them.
We offer a
5-day hunt just for a little extra time to find that
buck that is suited for you. We have great archery
opportunities, as well as rifle, to harvest a good
mature 14" plus buck.
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.
Shiras Moose Our 10-day
moose hunts in Area 5 begins in either our Borum
Lake Base Camp or our Bluff Park Base Camp. Pre
scouting and weather will determine which camp is
used. We also have the option of using spike camps,
Area 5 is one of
the better trophy moose areas in the state, and both
our camps are situated in the heart of moose
This hunt opens
October 1st for rifle and September 1st for archery.
Moose hunted in
Area 3 will be hunted at our Borum 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.
BLACK BEAR HUNTS:
Our 7-day black bear hunt is offered during the
spring and fall both. 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
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 from the 1st of May to the 15th of June,
with the fall season September 1st through November
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.
Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC.
Justin & Sandra Wright
P.O. Box 1555
Pinedale, WY 82941