Elk: With two remote wilderness elk tent camps, you can enjoy our classic horseback hunt or you can choose to hunt desert elk from our home ranch. We spot and stalk, bugle, walk and ride horses on archery or rifle elk hunts, so get in shape and practice shooting and riding. Our wilderness elk hunts offer seclusion in unspoiled elk country, typically ranging from 60%-80% opportunity on bulls. The large majority of our hunters harvest 5 or 6 point bulls. Wilderness elk hunting altitudes range from 9,000ft to11,000ft. These mountain elk hunts are very rigorous, so you must be physically fit and healthy to book a hunt. You can expect long hours of horseback riding and walking in rugged, high altitude terrain.The desert elk hunting is easier with altitudes about 7,000ft to 8,000ft. We drive 4X4 pickups, walk and spot and stalk on desert elk hunts, but tags may be harder to draw than on our wilderness elk hunts. Lodging, meals, guides and field trophy care are provided for our elk hunters. Elk hunts are great hunts to do with relatives or friends. We normally limit our wilderness elk camps to 6 hunters. All Wyoming elk licenses are sold via drawing with very high draw success if you have preference points. However, it is possible to draw without points. Wyoming's elk license application period is Jan 1-31. Contact us for assistance and details.

Antelope and Mule Deer: Both of these hunts are based from our ranch near Lander. Our success rate for mule deer and antelope hunting has been 99% for 46 years. You can hunt either antelope or mule deer singly or in combination, but Wyoming issues licenses via separate species drawings. These are both great hunts to do with relatives or a group of friends. We spot and stalk on private ranch leases as well as thousands of public land acres. Experienced and dedicated guides work hard to make your Wyoming hunt a successful and memorable experience. Lodging and meals are provided at our home ranch in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. If you fill your tag early, you can also enjoy fishing or varmint hunting. The deadline for Deer and Antelope license applications is May 31. Licenses are generally easy to draw, but it helps to have preference points. Contact Jim for assistance and more details.

Moose and Bighorn Sheep: These hunts are for the most dedicated outdoorsman willing to persevere, and we have high success on both animals. Each is a 1X1 hunt. We pack in on horses for wilderness moose or sheep hunts. Our guides scout before your arrival to increase your odds of success. These are basically once-in-a-lifetime hunts in spectacular country. However, you must have several Wyoming preference points to draw a license. The deadline for Moose and Sheep hunting applications is Feb 28. Contact Jim for details.

2019 RATES

ARCHERY ELK, SEPTEMBER 1-30 (1X1)

7 Day Archery Elk Hunt - $6,000

9 Day Archery Elk Hunt - $7,100

RIFLE ELK, OCTOBER 1-9 (2X1)

7 Day Wilderness Elk Hunt - $6,000

9 Day Wilderness Elk Hunt - $7,100

DESERT ELK, OCTOBER 15-31 (2X1)

6 Day Desert Elk Hunt - $6,000

8 Day Desert Elk Hunt - $7,100

ELK & ANTELOPE COMBO (2X1)

9 Day Elk & Antelope Combo Hunt - $7,700

DEER & ANTELOPE COMBO, OCTOBER 13-23 (2X1)

5 Day Deer & Antelope Combo Hunt - $5,900

ANTELOPE, MID SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 23 (2X1)

3 Day Antelope Only Hunt - $2,400

DEER, OCTOBER 15-23 (2X1)

4 Day Deer Only Hunt - $4,600 

MOOSE and SHEEP (1X1)

10 Day Moose Hunt - $7,600

10 Day Bighorn Sheep Hunt - $9,600

*Price does not include 5% tax and a suggested gratuity.
*10% Youth Discount (18 & under) if accompanied by adult hunter.
*We welcome non-hunting persons to join at $350/day on wilderness hunts, $200/day on ranch hunts.

*Hunters must also have a Wyoming Conservation Stamp ($15.50) and bring their Hunter Safety Card. 
You may purchase your Conservation Stamp online: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/elso/elsowelcome.aspx

All hunts are fully guided and include meals and accommodations at a wilderness camp or our ranch. The per hunter rates listed here are for 2X1 (2 hunters per 1 guide) unless a private guide (1X1) is requested for an extra fee of $150/day x length of hunt. All archery elk, moose and sheep hunts are 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. 

You are our guests at the Diamond 4 Ranch from the time of your arrival until the time of your departure. If hunt success comes early, nearby sights and fishing are available to enjoy the rest of your trip. Come as a hunter, leave as a friend.

2020 RATES

7 DAY ELK - $6,250
9 DAY ELK - $7,400
9 DAY ELK & ANTELOPE COMBO - $7,900
5 DAY DEER & ANTELOPE COMBO - $5,900
3 DAY ANTELOPE - $2,500
4 DAY DEER - $4,600
10 DAY MOOSE - $7,900
10 DAY SHEEP - $9,900

*Price does not include 5% tax and a suggested gratuity.
*10% Youth Discount (18 & under) if accompanied by adult hunter.
*We welcome non-hunting persons to join at $350/day on wilderness hunts, $200/day on ranch hunts.

WE FURNISH:

  • One guide per two hunters, 2X1. If you would like a private guide (1X1), it is $150/day extra.

  • All meals. Whether hunting in a wilderness camp or from the ranch, there will be a full time cook serving ranch-style meals three times a day once the hunt begins.

  • Lodging for wilderness elk camps will be canvas wall tents. Each tent is equipped with a wood-burning stove and lanterns. There will be a large, comfortable cook tent where we gather at the dining table for big, delicious meals.

  • For the deer, antelope or desert elk hunts, we will accommodate you at our ranch outside of Lander. We provide all meals in the ranch house and set you up with comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms/showers.

  • For wilderness elk hunts, we will be horseback. We provide trusty mountain horses, and we ask that you come with riding experience. Your saddle will have a scabbard to carry your rifle and saddle bags for other items. We furnish scabbards for 40mm and 50mm scoped rifles. Pack horses will carry all camp gear and pack out your game.

  • For deer, antelope, and desert elk hunts, we will mostly be walking and driving 4WD pickups.

  • We provide quality, personal service for our guests on fair chase hunts.
     

CLOTHING & GEAR LIST: Bring 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. For wilderness elk hunts: warm sleeping bag (0 to 15 degrees), Therm-a-rest sleeping pad and pillow. Felt lined snow boots and hiking boots, gaiters. Orange cap or vest, day pack, 2 water bottles and water treatment. 2 pairs of warm gloves and wool/fleece liners. Noiseless Camo rain gear, top and bottom. Wool or fleece layers, wool socks, warm all-season camo jacket, long underwear (moisture wicking). Wool and denim pants. Fleece clothing is excellent. Binoculars, sunglasses, knife, flashlight, alarm clock etc. For binoculars, we suggest Maven Optics made in Lander, WY - https://mavenbuilt.com. For high-quality clothing, we suggest Sitka Gear - https://www.sitkagear.com.

RIFLES: We prefer 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; we therefore prefer bolt actions. A .243 is a minimum for antelope. We want one-shot kills, and you are responsible for that. Please practice a lot at home at long ranges before arriving.

ARCHERY: Archery 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 or online. 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 positions.

OTHER HELPFUL INFO: Taxidermy and meat processing costs are yours. Horseback riding practice prior to your 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 weapon or if you disregard Wyoming game laws. Temperatures can vary from -15 to +70 degrees on any of our hunts, but please expect and be prepared for snow and cold weather.

DEPOSIT 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. The balance is due by September 1, and it 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.
First come -first serve. We'll need to see your license in Lander. We highly recommend building preference points. 

ONCE YOU BOOK YOUR HUNT: Please practice shooting your rifle at 300 & 400 yards in various positions, not just from a bench. Work out and increase lung capacity. Quit smoking before your hunt because smoking impedes you at high altitudes, the game smells it and you could start a forest fire. Upon your arrival in Lander, we will go to the rifle range and check to ensure that your rifle is sighted in for 200 yards and that you can hit the 300 yard target and 400 yard silhouette. Along with the Wyoming Conservation Stamp, you must also bring and carry your Hunter Safety Card if you were born after 1966. Wyoming honors your state's Hunter Safety card.

PREFERENCE POINTS: Elk preference points cost $50, deer $40 and antelope are $30. We highly recommend preference points, especially for elk and antelope. We will submit your online license applications with the preference point option. If you do not draw, Game and Fish will refund your license money and keep $50, $40 or $30 and award you an elk, deer or antelope preference point. If you draw, the state keeps your license money and refunds your preference point money. Or you can buy a preference point only with no chance for a license from July 1-October 31 yourself at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/elso/elsowelcome.aspx. An applicant may fail to apply for a license or fail to purchase a preference point for one year without losing accumulated preference points. However, if an applicant fails to properly apply for a license or purchase a preference point for two consecutive years, the accumulated preference points will be deleted by Game and Fish. Please call me, Jim Allen, anytime for information about applying for licenses and preference point strategy or you can ask the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for more information.