Hunting in Wyoming
Diamond 4 Ranch is a family owned Wyoming Hunting Outfitter providing
top quality Guided Hunts since 1973. Many repeat hunters come back year
after year because of the personal attention, high success and quality
of our Guided Pronghorn Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose and Bighorn
offer experience and hard work and our
friendly guides will help you have a successful and memorable hunt for
quality big game animals in unspoiled country. We lease some ranches
in addition to hunting hundreds of thousands of wilderness and public
land acres in western Wyoming. We are dedicated to making your western
hunt a great vacation.
We are also happy to arrange combo hunts for most species.
Fortunately, wolves and grizzlies have not impacted our herds. Jim Allen
is a Lander, Wyoming native whose family settled here in the 1870's
to ranch and guide. Contact Jim anytime to book a great hunting vacation.
Outfitter License #6
All hunts are
fully guided and include meals and accomodations at a wilderness camp
or our ranch. The per hunter rates listed here are for 2X1 (2 hunters
per guide) unless a private guide is requested for an extra fee of $150/day
x length of hunt (except archery elk, moose and sheep which is 1X1).
Call Jim for licensing details or you may call the Wyoming Game and
Fish Department at 1-800-842-1934 or 1-307-777-4600 for current license
applications and fees.
7 DAY ELK
guide per two hunters, 2X1. If you don't want to share a guide,
a Private guide is $150/day extra, if requested. Full time cook
serving ranch style meals three times a day in the cabin at the ranch
or a heated wall tent at elk camps. Lodging: spike camps have tents
with wood stove and lantern. Beds w/sheets, pillows and showers at ranch
during deer and antelope hunts or desert elk hunts. Veteran hunting
horses with scabbards and saddle bags for hunting in the 6,000 to 11,000
ft altitudes. Mostly walking and 4WD for deer and antelope hunts and
for desert elk. Field dressing and horse packing of your game. Quality,
personal service for our guests on fair chase hunts. *Non Hunting
Persons $350/day on wilderness hunts, $200/day on ranch hunts.
& GEAR LIST-YOU FURNISH: Wyoming Conservation Stamp, Hunter
Safety Card, Wyoming License - write or call us for licensing details.
Good quality 3x9 scope mounted on bolt action rifle (sighted in for
200 yds.) 4 Boxes of Shells. Practice shooting before arrival! We furnish
scabbards for 40mm scoped rifles. 50mm scopes require larger scabbards,
you need to bring your own. Warm sleeping bag, air mattress and pillow
(except deer and antelope or desert elk hunts). Practice shooting at
300-400 yards and get in shape before your hunt. We like bolt action
30 caliber rifles for elk and moose, such as 30.06, .338 magnum, .300
magnum, or even 7mm magnums. We recommend muzzle brakes for big magnums
to reduce flinching. For deer and antelope, we like medium calibers
such as .270. 7mm magnum, .280, .264 or a 30.06. We have had bad experiences
with semi-automatics and pump action rifles and we prefer bolt actions.
A .243 is a minimum for antelope. We want one-shot kills and you are
responsible for them so practice a lot at home at long ranges.
Gratuity of 15-20% is a customary tip (split among your guide, wrangler and cook). Taxidermy and meat processing costs are yours. Horseback riding practice prior to mountain hunt is crucial. Since game is nocturnal, be prepared to ride in the dark to get to their habitat in time to hunt. All hunters must be in good physical shape, have a positive attitude, good sportsmanship and respect for Wyoming game laws. We also highly emphasize safe gun handling and may refuse service if you are unsafe with your weapons.Temperatures can vary from -15 to +70 degrees on any of our hunts, but snow and cold usually comes later in the season. But expect snow anytime and be prepared for it.
elk hunters should bring a hard bow case, as small and lightweight as
possible for carrying their bow on a pack horse. In addition to an elk
license, archers are also required to purchase a $30 Wyoming archery
license, available in Lander or any Wyoming sporting goods store over
the counter. Archers should bring quiet, moisture wicking, camo clothing
and good hiking boots. We prefer guiding archers for elk or moose only,
not for deer or antelope. Practice shooting and estimating distances
at 10-40 yards, holding your draw for 2 minutes and shooting from impromptu
POLICY & GETTING YOUR LICENSE: All Wyoming hunting licenses
are on computer draw and we prefer to submit our clients hunting license
online applications for them, so you will need to provide us your personal
and credit card information for the license application. We require
a 25% hunt deposit upon booking which is refundable only if you fail
to draw a tag. Or you can let it ride and try again the following year.
We suggest booking early and buying preference points at least one year
prior to your hunt. and the balance Sept 1st. The balance is non-refundable
once the hunt begins. You must be in reasonable physical condition and
able to safely participate in your hunt. If uncertain, ask your doctor.
For more information and reservations, please call:
Jim and Mary Allen
Licensed Professional OutfitterSince 1973