In order to have a safe and enjoyable hunt below is some Basic Hunting Information you will need to know.
- Hunter Safety:
Wyoming – Anyone born after January 1, 1966, and must carry proof in the field.
Idaho – Anyone born after January 1, 1975, must have to purchase a license. If you are in need of this course please contact your local Game and Fish office (or equivalent) for available classes and locations.
- Hunter Orange:
Wyoming – Big Game hunters must wear, in a visible manner, one or more exterior garments of hunter orange, from the waist up.
Idaho – NO hunter orange required.
- Trophies and Taxidermists: Table Mountain Outfitters are specialists in the handling of trophies. All of our heads are properly caped and frozen to ensure they arrive at the taxidermist in excellent condition. We can deliver your trophy to our preferred taxidermist, or prepare it for your favorite taxidermist back home. If you choose to take your trophy home with you, we urge you to make sure your taxidermist does quality work and has examples of the type of animal you are bringing to them. (especially antelope)
- Meat Care: You can be assured that your game meat will be properly handled by our experienced guides. We can deliver your meat to our local meat processing facility, quarter it for you to take back home, or you can use our stainless steel tables to cut your meat and package for transport home. (no tables offered in Idaho and New Castle)
- Dates for Wyoming: While we do our best to get the dates you are looking for the seasons and the drawing will affect this greatly. In some cases, we will give you tentative dates BUT until the results are posted the last week of June we cannot finalize those dates. We will reach out with all the information needed to complete your hunt around the first week in July and this information will include your dates. Remember we are utilizing the drawing to the best of our ability and in some cases, we have to back you up with a second or third area in order to secure a license. The second and third area does not mean the hunting is any less in these areas. We believe all our hunting areas are great areas. The only difference is dates and actual arrival location may change with the drawing
Initial WY Drawing Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
Results: June 18, 2020
Secondary Drawing June: 22-26, 2020
Results: July 9, 2020
- Flying: PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR AIRLINE TICKETS UNTIL AFTER THE DRAWING!!!! As stated previously we expect you to draw. However, there is always a chance that you are unsuccessful or are successful in another area that has a different date and arrival place. These reservations should be made AFTER the first of July.
- Preference Points in Wyoming: **Important CHANGE** you NO longer have the option to purchase preference points in the drawings. You are now required to purchase them July 1-Nov. 2 so don’t miss out! HTTPS://WGFD.WYO.GOV/HUNTING/PREFERENCE-POINTS
- Airport Pickup: Due to many past complications TMO does not provide airport pickup.
- Idaho: hunting license you will purchase your license/tag when you arrive. (Cabela’s, Walmart or Sportsman’s Warehouse in Boise, no area needed) You need a Non-resident hunting license and bear (Mt. Lion) tag. DO NOT purchase a reduced price tags.
- WEATHER: CHECK THE INTERNET!!! You will know more than we do!!! Best to plan to layer your clothing.
- Bunkhouse: For those of you who will be joining us at one of the bunkhouse hunts – keep in mind; due to scheduling, you will arrive the evening before your hunt and plan on staying in a hotel the last night of your hunt UNLESS you are still hunting that day.
- Town hunt: We will give you the location you are hunting. Please note you will still be responsible for transportation to and from meeting location each day (ie the bunkhouse or other specified location).
The Table Mountain Difference
- We personally submit your application to Wyoming Game and Fish so you’re assured that your application is entered on time and into the correct drawing. In most cases, we will have your license waiting for you in camp.
- All of Table Mountain Outfitters’ hunts are for trophies unless you book otherwise. There are no hidden trophy fees.
- We use recent photos and references from our hunts. This gives our clients an up-to-date, honest report concerning our clients’ successes and trophies taken.
- We are full-time outfitters. We work for you all year, not just a month or two.
- All hunts are booked on a 2×1 hunter to guide ratio with the exception of archery antelope and deer seasons where blinds are utilized. You will be on your own in the blind but we may have 3-4 hunters in the truck on the way out.
- While we do our best to accommodate all abilities remember the best shape you show up in camp, the better we will be able to assist you on your hunt.
- When to shoot – This is your hunt! We do not force you to shoot but may strongly recommend that you do. Your guides are experienced in the areas you will be hunting and are familiar with what kind of animals you will be seeing. “Listen” to your guides
“Don’t pass up the first day,
what you would be happy to take on the last day”
- Opening day – Since we conduct most of our hunts in areas with little to no hunting pressure, it is just as likely to harvest a nice animal in the middle or later part of the season, as it is opening day.
- Alcohol- We operate a safe, family atmosphere at all times. Absolutely no drinking and hunting will be allowed! You may consume alcoholic beverages during the day but you will remain in camp and not be allowed to hunt. At no time will wild drunken situations be tolerated or allowed. Under NO circumstances are firearms allowed out, cleaned, displayed, or sited in when alcohol is being consumed. Drinking in the evening in moderation is allowed, but anyone who goes too far may be left behind in camp or asked to leave. Alcohol will NOT be supplied by TMO you must provide your own.
- Taxidermy- This is one of the most important factors of a big game hunt. The majority of you will take one or two animals that you will want to have mounted. By using our suggested taxidermist those of you who are flying will not have to deal with the airlines extra-fees or miss-routed baggage. Antelope capes require special handling and it seems that many hunters end up with problems when they take heads back home. (Taxidermist information sheet will be sent after drawing for more details or visit DanFrenchTaxidermy.com)
“Suggested” Gear List
- Warm Quiet Jacket
- Leather Boots
- Waterproof Boots
- Any Required Medicines
- Alarm Clock (your phone will work in most cases)
- Good optics- (rifle scope – Trijicon, binoculars – Kowa Optics)
- Rainwear (Spring Bear)
- Thermacell (Spring Bear/Archery Antelope)
- Day Pack (TMO is proud to wear & use ALPS Outdoorz)
- Hand Lotion
- Ammunition or Arrows
- Ink Pen
- Long Underwear
- Fluorescent Orange Hat or Vest (Wyoming Rifle Hunts)
- Wool or Flannel Shirts
- Heavy Wool Socks
- Shaving Gear
- Hunting Knife – TMO is proud to use Havalon.com
- Game Bags
- Firearm or Bow (we have Banser & Co rifles and Mission Crossbows for your use if needed)
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Archery Hunters May Also Consider:
- Face Paint
- Dark clothing for blind
- Old Heavy Socks for silent stalking
- Safety Harness
- Laser Rangefinder
|Teri & Steve Lancaster
|Todd & De McNeilage