Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted any news on the latest happenings around Hoback Peak Outfitters, so I better start from the begining of bear season. As you already know, we had an unseasonably early spring. The snow went off early, and the warm weather showed up, and the bears started moving early. We had baits getting hit hard in the second week of May, and by the third week every bait site was gettting hammered. We were 100% successful on our spring bear hunts and killed a couple really nice boars! Some really nice colors too! Unfortunately, the bear hunting was so good that the quota was filled almost two weeks early!! It was still considered a success in my books, now it’s time to have some meetings with the Game and Fish to discuss quotas and area seperation.
The Guide school started on the 18th of May and three students came to give the guide and outfitting industry a shot. It was a quick four weeks of training and it looks like this years class may produce some potential. One student has already left for a job on a whitetail and hog ranch in Texas, and I’ve hired on another student to stay here at Hoback Peak Outfitters. It was an extremely hot month, and it seems like fires are sprouting up all over the place. Hopefully we’ll get some rain soon to soak the mountains and keep the grass growing. It was the first guide school that I can rememeber in the last 13 years, that it hasn’t snowed at least once. What’s going on with the world?????
Now that guide school is all over, it’s time to pull out the summer gear, tents, and fly rods!! We have a few pack trips scheduled for August into the Teton Wilderness, and there should be some great fishing. Over the next 6 weeks or so we’ll be up North in Griz and Wolf country soaking in the scenery and chasing those 20 inchers!!!
I think I better also mention that preference points are now for sale at the Wyoming Game and Fish web site. If you have any intentions of hunting elk, deer, or any other big game in Wyoming, buy a preference piont in the next two months. This will greatly increase your odds of drawing a tag next year and it only costs around $50. If you have any questions I can help you out with this process. Take care, and enjoy your summer!