BOOKING DETAILS

Application Deadlines
SPECIES
$99.99
Sheep, Moose, Goat
Mule Deer And Antelope
Mountain Lion
Non Resident Elk
Resident Elk
Preference Points For purchase
APPLICATION PERIOD
$99.99
January 1 – February 28
January 1 – May 31
Available Over The Counter
January 31
May 31
July – October 31

NOTE: A conservation stamp that is available over the counter is required to hunt and fish in Wyoming.

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Preference Points

APPLICATION

The preference point system was initiated by the Wyoming Game & Fish in 2006 to increase the drawing chances of nonresidents for Rocky Mountain elk, deer, and antelope, and the drawing chances of residents for Shiraz moose and Big Horn sheep.

Nonresident and resident hunters can apply for preference points in Wyoming through the below-listed application categories as displayed on the Wyoming Game & Fish website. Careful planning and the purchase of preference points can drastically decrease the cost of a hunt.

Lost Creek Outfitters will gladly assist with the purchase of preference points upon request.

PROGRAM SPECIFICS

NONRESIDENT HUNTERS

Nonresidents have the option of purchasing one point each year and to accumulate points until the preferred time of use and of license application. There is no limit to the amount of points one can accumulate; however, two-consecutive years without a point purchase negate all previously purchased points.

NONRESIDENT & RESIDENT HUNTERS

Nonresidents and resident can both option preference points by applying for the Wyoming license of their choice: if the application for the first license is unsuccessful, but the application for the second license is successful, then the applicant qualifies for the second license and one preference point.

PRICE PER POINT

SPECIES
$99.99
Nonresident Antelope
Nonresident Bighorn Sheep
Nonresident Deer
Nonresident Elk
Nonresident Moose
Nonresident Youth Antelope
Nonresident Youth Deer
Nonresident Youth Elk
fee
$99.99
$31.00
$150.00
$41.00
$52.00
$150.00
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00

*These are in addition to license fees and application fees

* Wyoming Game & Fish charges a 2.5% non-refundable processing fee on all of the above preference points.

license information

In order to successfully prepare and process a license application, clients must possess a valid Hunter Safety Certificate and follow the following instructions:

  1. Clients need to utilize the license application provided by Lost Creek Outfitters, or supplied online by the Wyoming Game & Fish, and complete the top section with the name, address, all other personal data, the sport person ID number in lieu if the social security number (example: SP-123-45-6789), and their signature.
  2. Clients need to obtain a money order or cashier’s check for the proper license amount and address this payable to the Wyoming Game & Fish. The Wyoming Game & Fish will refund the $12.50 application fee to any clients whose license is not drawn.
  3. Clients need to mail the prepared and processed application and check to Lost Creek Outfitters before the application deadline: Lost Creek Outfitters will then complete the area and the type that will yield the greatest results for each client before hand-delivering the applications to the office in Cheyenne.

NOTE: Upon request, Lost Creek Outfitters will prepare and process the applications.

Booking a Hunt

Before reserving or booking your hunt, please view Our Polices (Check “Pricing, Payments, Deposits, Refunds, & Cancellation Policies” tab below)

To reserve your spot or book your hunt, please fill out the attached form and either:

View / Download the Booking Form

A $1,000 deposit will be needed to secure a booking reservation. Anyway, you decide to book remember to mail your deposit to:

Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC
27 Jim Mountain Rd
Cody, WY 82414

Pricing, Payments, Deposits, Refunds, & Cancellation Policies

PRICING

  • Prices are subject to change without notice and to the digression of the outfitter.
  • Clients will bear the charges for personal items, alcoholic beverages, taxidermy and meat processing fees, airfare, and gratuities.

Hunt Deposits

To confirm your booking reservation a $1,000 deposit is required and MUST have a booking form or contract on file with Jozie. Upon drawing your license, a 50% payment is required, and FINAL payment due 30 days before hunt starts. If you are unsuccessful in drawing a license, your deposit can either be returned or rolled over to the next year.

ONLY upon failure to draw a license is a deposit returned. License applications withdrawn by the client WILL NOT COUNT AS FAILURE TO DRAW. In those cases, deposit refund will not be granted. Deposits will be returned within 60 days of notification by the Wyoming Game & Fish that you were unsuccessful in obtaining a license.

Final payments are due 30 days prior to the hunt start date.

Refunds

No refunds will be made for cancelled hunts for any reason. No rate reductions or extra days will be given if hunters leave before the conclusion of the hunt or if they fail to arrive on prearranged dates. We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance in the event you are unable to make your trip due to work, injury, illness or death. Refunds are not granted for weather delays, area or season closures.

Payment Methods

Personal checks are accepted for all payments. Make checks out and mail to: Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC, 27 Jim Mountain Rd, Cody, WY 82414. Final payments are due 30 days prior to the hunt start date.

Sales and Lodging Tax

Meals on a Wyoming camp/lodge hunt are subject to a 5% state sales tax and a 3% State Lodging Tax. Pricing depends on what county your hunt takes place.

Public Land Use Fee (3%)

Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC hold permits to outfit on National Forest, BLM and Wyoming State Trust Lands. Some of our private land leases have intermingled public lands within the borders of these ranches and these lands require a permit and use fee to commercially outfit on them. Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC is a permittee of the Shoshone National Forest and Big Horn Forest, as well as the Bureau of Land Management.

One-on-One Guide Service

This exclusive service is offered at a rate of $300.00 per day. The rate is charged for the number of days booked. One-on-One hunt upgrades will be approved on a hunt-to-hunt basis.

Non-Hunters

We can accommodate non-hunters in camp for a fee of $250.00 per day. The rates is charged for the number of days booked. Example: A ten day hunt for a non-hunter is $2,500.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

We strongly recommend you consider purchasing a trip insurance policy on your hunt as we do not offer good-will refunds for any reason. Should you be unable to make your trip due to an unforeseen problem you will not lose all your investment. Trip insurance also protects you from damage or loss to your equipment and provides medical benefits and emergency evacuation coverage during your hunt.  Ask for Sportsman Travel Insurance.

Liability Waiver

A liability waiver/ acknowledgement of risk will be mailed to you upon booking to be signed and returned to our office. OR must be signed in person before hunt begins.

LICENSE FEES

Licenses for hunting are not transferable to another person according to Wyoming Law. We are happy to help you secure the licenses for your hunt. We fill out all Wyoming license applications and submit them for you. You can find out if the hunt you are interested in requires points by inquiring with us. LICENSE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE HUNT.

BOOKING AGENTS

A charge of 15% is added to the cost of any hunt booked through an agent or through a referral agency, that requires direct payment.

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Insurance

We strongly recommend you consider purchasing a trip insurance policy on your hunt as we do not offer good-will refunds for any reason. Should you be unable to make your trip due to an unforeseen problem you will not lose all your investment. Trip insurance also protects you from damage or loss to your equipment and provides medical benefits and emergency evacuation coverage during your hunt. Ask for Sportsman Travel Insurance.

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Travel Guard Insurance
800-826-5248

Gratuity

GRATUITY

Gratuity is a manner through which the client can express personal appreciation to the guide, camp manager, camp cook, and wranglers for their extra hard work and for their commitment to creating a special hunt. A standard gratuity is the equivalent of 10% – 20% of the total hunt cost.

Although, the act of awarding gratuity is a 100-year old tradition, clients should know that this act is not mandatory and that they should award gratuity based on the efforts of those who enabled the experience.

Hunter Safety Requirements

Any hunter born on or after January 1, 1966 must have completed – and must possess – a valid Hunter Safety Certificate.

Exhibit of certificates are not required to apply for or obtain a Wyoming license; however, certificates must be carried in the field. The minimum age to hunt big game in Wyoming is 12.

Physical Conditioning

Hunting in not an easy physical activity, especially in our Northern-Wyoming hunting areas 1 – 5. The appropriate level of mental and physical conditioning can improve your likelihood of harvesting a trophy and increase the extent to which you will enjoy your adventure. Every hunt is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and your mental and physical aptitude are two of the few variables within your control. We highly encourage that clients control this variable to their maximum ability and prepare in the following manner:

  • Engage in physical exercise (aerobic and anaerobic) a minimum of 3 – 4 times per week
  • Engage in morning workouts (if you wish to increase caloric expenditures (with the option of adding a workout in the afternoon on 1 – 2 days per week)
  • Eat healthy and balanced meals

ASIAN MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS FITNESS GUIDE

Ideal recommendation: 30 – 60 minutes; minimum 20 minutes without pause.

  • Running or brisk walking (2-3 miles)
  • Biking (mountain or road bike)
  • Organized sports (basketball, hockey, soccer or tennis)
  • Exercise machines (stair-master, treadmill, bike)
  • Circuit training with free weights or universal system
  • Swimming
  • Aerobic type classes (Tai Bo, step aerobics, etc.)
  • Hiking around town or the local hills with the hunting boots and pack

Workout Resources

Backpack Hunts

Backpack hunts require special preparations, and several training sessions per week with the hunting backpack of choice can increase both comfort and confidence. The goal is to start training with a 20 – 30-pound backpack and to reach the target weight of a 45 – 60-pound backpack in a timespan of 1 – 2 months.

Horseback Hunts

Horseback riding is physically less strenuous than backpacking, but – once again – prior experience and learning can enhance the enjoyment of the experience. Inexperienced or novice riders are encouraged to secure a few riding lessons to learn which muscles to apply. Riders who have access to horses are encouraged to ride several times a week prior to the guided hunt to decrease any soreness.

Shooting Skills

Regardless of whether the weapon of choice is a firearm or a bow, familiarity of the weapon is critical and can culminate in an accurate kill shot and a successful trophy hunt. Aside from weapon familiarity, hunter safety recommendations are in place to ensure the proper handling of a weapon. Please note the location of your guide, or non-hunting companions, at all times – especially during hunts with muzzleloaders, the sound of which can cause serious injuries to close bystanders.

Lots of practice and good equipment tip the scale in your favor during your hunt. One of the most important factors to a successful hunt is your ability to shoot. Start preparing for your hunt well in advance by sighting in your rifle carefully. Make sure you practice from sitting, prone, and offhand shooting positions. Shoot 100 to 200 rounds of ammo at distances of 50 to 350 yards, although most shots are about 200 yards. There are no shooting benches out in the field so get plenty of practice, shoot prone and off a backpack often.

Taxidermy, Trophy Care, and Meat Processing

TAXIDERMY

After you harvest your animal, your guide will take care of field dressing it for you. Taxidermy work and meat processing recommendations below. The cost of meat processing and taxidermy work is your responsibility. If you like, your animal’s meat can be donated to a local food bank. The cost of meat processing will still be your responsibility. Meat cutting fees vary depending on the meat processor. It is possible to have your meat shipped home via Fed Ex and these arrangements are made directly with the individual meat cutters upon dropping off your animal.

Taxidermy work varies in price, we 100% recommend all taxidermy work be with Dewey’s Wildlife in Cody, WY. If you want to take your trophy home to a local taxidermist, that is also possible. Heads taken home by commercial airliners require special care. We strongly advise you to contact your airline prior to your trip and find out their regulations. The airlines have recently made it difficult to take heads home as baggage. Heads can be left to be caped, boxed, and shipped by local taxidermists; the charge is your responsibility. We urge you to check on your home state laws in regard to transporting meat and heads back from Wyoming with regard to chronic wasting disease.

Dewey Wildlife Studio
3538 Cottonwood Avenue
Cody, Wyoming  82414
(307) 587-4863

MEAT PROCESSING

Wagler Meats & Sausage
2776 N Fork Hwy
Cody, WY 82414
(307)899-3363

Dan’s Meat Processing
160 Curtis St
Evansville, WY 82636
307-235-3157

Pat’s Meat Discounters Inc
702 6th Ave
Mills, WY
307-237-7549

Wykota Wild Game Processing
37 West Powerline Rd
Pavillion, WY
307-850-2903 or 307-450-7002

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

TRAVEL

Clients are encouraged to fly into Yellowstone Regional Airport (YRA), Jackson (JAC) and Riverton(RIW) or into Casper-Natrona County International Airport (C/NCIA), depending on the location of their hunt. Clients who arrive elsewhere are responsible for their own transportation.

TRANSPORTATION

Cody Shuttle
17 Rd, 6 Cu
Cody, Wyoming  82450
(307) 527-6789

Dubois Elk Hunts
Clients will need to fly into Jackson Hole Airport and rent a car or arrange for a private shuttle to Dubois. The Jackson Hole Airport has multiple links and suggestions; use the executive services. This is the client’s responsibility and cost.

www.jacksonholeairport.com/travelers/shuttle-taxi/