Big Horn Outfitters is a professionally managed, family business that provides some of the best big game hunting experiences in the state of Wyoming. Our main lodge is located in Buffalo, WY, basically centered in the areas we hunt. Great pride is taken in meals we serve and the lodging we provide, all of which is included with every hunt. We offer trophy hunts for elk, Shiras moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer and pronghorn antelope. In the spring, our Merriam turkey hunts are second-to-none. We also take great pride in the fact that more than 70 percent of our services are provided to return clients. Our camps and lodge are family friendly, as we truly enjoy having women and kids in camp.
At Big Horn Outfitters, we work extremely hard to manage our ground in an effort to maintain the quality and number of animals on these properties. This means we spend a great deal of time looking for mature animals, limit the number of bucks or bulls taken, and we harvest does as necessary. During the season, we apply minimal pressure to these animals to make sure the last hunt is just as successful and enjoyable as the first. A great deal of time is given to scouting and running trail cameras during the summer months and throughout the season to give you the very best opportunity of harvesting your animal.
We offer archery and rifle hunts for every species. All of our guides are experienced bow hunters and understand techniques and strategies necessary to be successful with archery equipment.
Whether you are looking for a high country elk hunt out of a wall tent camp, or a relaxing, game rich hunt in the foothills, we can accommodate your needs. We are fortunate to have easy to draw tags for all species, combined with excellent trophy quality. For the hunter that has built up preference points, our mountain elk and private land elk hunts are some of the best in state of Wyoming. Our success rate for rifle hunters in 2015 was 100 percent for all species and 100 percent opportunity for all archery hunts.
At Big Horn Outfitters we strive to provide not only the best hunt possible, but the best experience possible for each and every client. We can guarantee that you will not find an outfitter and guides that work harder to make your hunt a success.
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Big Horn Outfitters is a new name under relatively new ownership, but an operation we have had lots of great experiences with. Over the course of the past six years, we have personally hunted antelope, deer and elk with excellent results each time. From the beginning of our first hunt, Rich Sweeny was the head guide for the previous owner. In 2013, Rich and long time friend Dustin DeCroo partnered and purchased the business, injecting some young blood and fiery motivation into an already successful operation.
They do a lot of private land hunts for all the species Wyoming has to offer, but they also have permits to hunt on some of the very best units in Wyoming for trophy elk. We were able to harvest the biggest archery bull in the state hunting with these guys which stretched the tape at 377 4/8”. During this hunt we passed on an average of 5-10 bulls a day to get our opportunity at the giant. Our most recent hunt with them was a rut hunt for whitetail bucks. We saw over 30 mature bucks each day and filled our tags with ease on quality animals. My hunting partner whom lives in Missouri made the comment, “I’ve seen more bucks in one morning than I will see in ten years of hunting at home.” This pretty much sums up what Big Horn Outfitters is all about.
Rich and Dustin both grew up in this area and have had a passion for hunting from a very early age. They have intimate knowledge of several units for elk, moose and deer in the Bighorn Mountains. Elk unit 45 is Rich Sweeny’s back yard and I can honestly say that there probably isn’t a piece of dirt in that unit he hasn’t stepped foot into. If you have the points required to draw one of the premium elk tags in the Bighorn Mountains, I wouldn’t consider hiring anyone other than Big Horn Outfitters. Their close ties to the area and good business practices have secured them some of the very best ranches in the area to hunt and continue to expand each and every month.
Dustin and Rich are the epitome of what we consider a Platinum Approved Outfitter. They know that they want to be in business for thirty plus years. So, they put people before profit and do everything in their power to make sure their clients have a great time and a successful hunt. All their properties are extremely well managed and under hunted which equates to good numbers of opportunities. Their attention to detail a trait not seen very often in the outfitting industry. Regardless of what you are looking to hunt, you can’t go wrong booking a trip with Big Horn Outfitters.
– written by Michael Deming