14,000 acres of ranches are uniquely positioned on the edge of the Black
Hills. They convert from timbered canyon country to river bottom meadows
to sagebrush prairie. Wildlife lives, feeds and reproduces in the greatest
abundance on the edge on one environment change to the next. The variety
of habitat on the ranches has given them a very highly diversified wildlife
Mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, turkey,
grouse, sage hens, geese, ducks, pelicans, eagles, bobcats, coyotes, fox,
prairie dogs, just to name the major species. This allows
the hunter to experience a variety of wildlife viewing and hunting and
Hunting Base Camps
two base camps are our ranch's headquarters. We have modern ranch houses
that supply both clean and warm housing facilities. Meals are supplied
by the wives of our ranch staff which gives you the opportunity to visit
with the people who work the ranch. We believe the food is excellent and
the only complaint has been that the volume is sometimes too high. Hunting
opportunities can and do begin as you step out the door!
ranches are located off the beaten path. The roads are well maintained
and except for extreme weather conditions any two wheel drive outfit can
make the trip. Commercial flights are available into Rapid City, SD which
is 110 miles away, or Gillette, WY which is 75 miles away. Rental cars
are available to complete the trip. Transportation on the ranch is provided
by way of four wheel drive pickups (with guided hunts only). Some of the
best hunting takes some heavy footwork, but if your age or physical condition
doesn't allow this, we can give you very good hunting with very little
this part of the country, we can have anything from 60 degrees to minus
20 degrees. Conditions range from good dry solid ground to wet muddy ground
or slippery snow covered ground. All of these conditions could be experienced
in the same five day period. So, you do need to be prepared for everything.
comes from 30 yards to as far as you can shoot, depending on how much stalking
you like or how good a shot you think your are. We have a lot of big open
country. Binoculars are essential and spotting scopes darn handy. A good
knife makes field dressing your game easier, although we will sure help
you out with this work if you so desire.
guides are good hunters and good people. They will do their best to help
you find your way around the ranch, see some good animals and help plan
your hunting strategy. Some hunters like a lot of assistance and some don't.
We will try to meet your individual desires. Our combination hunts supply
a lot of variety and pretty much fill your day, if you like a lot of activity.
You can hunt deer early and late and then hunt antelope and turkey during the midday. Trout fishing, varmint and prairie dog hunting
can be added anytime you feel the need for more excitement.
success rate is very close to 100% on deer and antelope and turkey, but
you do need to be able to hit your target. We don't book very heavy and
keep our groups fairly small, in an effort to keep your quality of game
and your hunt experience high. If you are interested in the hunts, don't
wait too late to book. We can help you with your license application if
needed. If you are unsuccessful in the draw, your down payment will be
New at Wyoming Edge Outfitters
New Haven Lake is stocked with rainbow trout for the dedicated fisherman
or in combination with prairie dog or varmint packages.
more information on our
new hunt&fish page