Hunts Available at the Buckhorn Ridge Ranch
We offer the following hunts:
Whitetail Deer and Mule Deer Hunts
We offer both archery and gun hunting.
Fall archery hunt: September 1-30, 2017
Fall Gun Hunt: November 1-30, 2017. (Confirmed dates not yet set by Wyoming G&F)
Both are draw-tag hunts. For non-resident hunters this is the link to apply for and get more information. http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/hunting/NonResident/index.asp
The Non-Resident application period for Deer 2016 is January 1-May 31, 2016. Applications MUST be received by Midnight Mountain Time on May 31, 2016.
Merriam Wild Turkey Hunts
We offer both Spring and Fall Wild Turkey Hunts.
The Spring Turkey Season 2017 for this area (Hunt Area 1) opens April 8th and closes May 14. Male wild turkey or any wild turkey with a visible beard.
The Fall Turkey Season 2017 for this area (Hunt Area 1) opens November 1 to November 30. General licenses for the fall hunt are for any wild turkey. Fall Turkey hunting is only, in addition to, a big game hunt at the same time.
You can apply for Wild Turkey Licenses on-line or they may be purchased over the counter at the local hardware store while supplies last. http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/hunting/NonResident/index.asp
Other Information about Buckhorn Ridge Ranch
In Wyoming, we have a saying that you may hear often, ”If You don’t like the weather now…wait an hour…it will change!” Hunting in this part of Wyoming is Great! However that said, one day you might be in a tee-shirt hunting and the next day looking for your insulated Jacket!
For the most part, the September Bow Hunters will enjoy very moderate temperatures with an occasional stormy day. November Gun Hunters will need to keep an eye on the 10-day weather forecast and be prepared for anything from warm weather to frigid conditions. Spring turkey hunters can also experience a wide range weather. Spring snow storms are not uncommon in this area, but melt quickly. Being prepared will be the key for a comfortable & enjoyable experience!
All hunters have two choices they may eat in town at their own expense or enjoy home cooked meals here at the ranch. Meals at the ranch will be family style and plentiful.
Clients will be staying at the ranch house in the bunk room. The bunk room is a roomy area with three double beds and a hide-a-bed couch. Bathroom is adjacent to the room.
The elevation on the Ranch varies from around 3500 ft. to 4500 ft. It is varied from open fields to timbered canyons and rim rock ridges. Vegetation on the Ranch also varies from sagebrush, grass, oak and ash timber to ponderosa pine timber. We have it all and numerous Deer and Turkeys call it home!
Personal equipment is always up to the individual. However, we do have a few suggestions that will help your experience here be a success. Shooting opportunities on the Ranch usually are from 30 yards to whatever you feel comfortable shooting at. Pick a weapon that you are most comfortable and familiar with and practice with it as much as possible before your hunt. It was very disappointing this year for a couple of hunters to miss two of the biggest whitetail I’ve seen at 30 yards and 60 yards! A good bi-pod or other type of rest is always a good idea. The more stable a rest you have, the better chance you have for a clean one-shot kill. A good pair of binoculars are essential for spotting and judging your buck. Bring a good knife to field dress your deer, however we will be glad to help out if you like.
The Buckhorn Ridge Ranch is located 1/2 mile off a paved highway. The road into the ranch is a dirt road, but well maintained. You may choose to drive direct to the Ranch or fly to the nearest airport. The Rapid City, South Dakota Regional Airport is just over 1 1/2 hours east of the Ranch. http://www.rcgov.org/Airport/ The town of Hulett, Wyoming also offers a municipal airport: http://www.hulett.org/Airport.html The Campbell County Airport in Gillette, Wyoming is also a good option. It is just over an hour away to the west: http://www.iflygillette.com/