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Featured Outfitter of the Day


Theresa & Ron Lineberger
BG208
Butte Creek Outfitters
PO Box 2166
Cody, WY 82414
307.587.6016
E-mail
Website: www.buttecreekoutfitters.net

Species/Activities:
A D E B S AR RF
HR PT PS TR
Region:
Cody
We offer pack-in wilderness hunts for Elk, Deer, Sheep and Black Bear. Antelope and Deer hunts available from lodge. Limited numbers of hunters makes for very high success rates. Professional guides, gentle horses and a comfortable camp await clients. Summer pack-in trips with excellent fly fishing and photography opportunities available.



Greetings from the WYOGA President


Lee Livingston, WYOGA President I’m a numbers guy. The state of Wyoming is home to 323 licensed outfitters. Of these 323 107, or 33%, are WYOGA members. Yet, in the 2015 hunting season these 107 WYOGA Outfitters outfitted over 50% of the guided deer hunters in Wyoming, over 50% of the guided Antelope hunters in Wyoming, and they outfitted over 60% of the guided elk hunters in Wyoming! This means that in 2015, 33% of the Wyoming outfitters, WYOGA members, were responsible for outfitting over 53% of the outfitted hunters in Wyoming. This shows that WYOGA members are truly serious about the business and providing top quality hunting experiences for their clientele.

When you flip through the pages Wyoming Outdoors or visit our website, you will find information on these dedicated professionals. And that’s what the members of WYOGA are—professionals. While outfitting for most is a passion, it is also a business and they strive to provide their clientele with premier outdoor experiences. They do this by having top quality crew, livestock, and equipment. So you can rest assured that when you book with a WYOGA member you will be booking with a professional that has your best interests at heart and will do their best to provide you with many great memories and trophies.

But providing high quality experiences is not all that the members of WYOGA do. They spend countless hours and thousands of their own dollars fighting the battles to help insure that Wyoming continues to be the best destination for the hunters from both within and without Wyoming’s borders. In the past year, WYOGA members traveled to Washington, DC to lobby for the de-listing of the grizzly bear and the wolf. They testified in front of the Western Governor’s Association concerning the failure of the endangered species act. They also met several times with Governor Matt Mead about wolves, grizzlies and hunting in general. In addition, many WYOGA members have had countless meetings with top-level Wyoming Game and Fish personnel as well as members of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. In short, WYOGA has its finger on the pulse of the wildlife and hunting world in Wyoming and is working diligently to make sure that no hunting opportunities are lost for all of the sportsmen and sportswomen who love to hunt here.

So flip through the pages of Wyoming Outdoors and enjoy not only the info on the members, but the great advertisers and fantastic stories.

Good Hunting,


Lee Livingston, President
Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association


The economic impact
of big game hunting in Wyoming

  • Big game hunters spent $224 million in the 2015 season in Wyoming
  • Big game hunters generated 3,100 Wyoming jobs in 2015
  • Non-Resident hunters were responsible for 51% of jobs created
  • Guided hunters contribute 14 times more tax revenue to the state

These results are contained in a study commissioned by the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association and its partners, and produced by Southwick Associates. You can download the summary report here, and the full report here.

 

WYOMING STATE BOARD OF OUTFITTERS
AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDES
YEAR END STATISTICS: 2015   Total Outfitters: 323
Species # of Clients Successful
%
Deer 2590 2156 83%
Antelope 2762 2551 92%
Elk 3218 2067 64%
Black Bear 146 65 45%
Moose 44 42 95%
Sheep 90 78 87%
Mt. Goat 12 11 92%
Mt. Lion 85 50 59%
Total: 8947 7020 77%
*The actual number of individuals utilizing the services of licensed outfitters may be slightly less than the totals reflected above due to some clients hunting more than one species.



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