Each morning, the outfitter wakes up early, builds a fire if it is cold outside, wrangles the horses and mules, and saddles up while you are eating breakfast. You typically ride out of camp in the dark and start glassing by early light. You will either bugle or glass until you find something. The day is spent either riding your horse or walking, so be in the best shape possible. Their motto for elk and deer hunting is “get out early and get back early.” This outfitter makes every effort to be where you need to be at daylight.
The wilderness area has a very long rifle season. It opens September 15th and closes November 18th. This allows the outfitter to hunt elk in the rut with a rifle in September and early October and to hunt mule deer in the rut in late October and November. Black bear, wolf, and mountain lion seasons are all open during elk and deer season. You can have just an elk tag or all five species of tags if you choose. Since this is a combination hunt, the only price difference is the cost of the tags. The elevation in the wilderness is between 4,200 feet and 8,500 feet. Elk, deer, bear, lion, and wolf tags are guaranteed.