Before your hunt!
In order to hunt with Keil Outdoor Adventures, LLC clients must have the proper licenses.
- Nonresident Elk application period is from January 1st through January 31st.
- Resident Elk application period is from January 1st through May 31st.
- Nonresident Deer and Antelope application period is from January 1st through May 31st.
- Resident Deer and Antelope application period is from January 1st through May 31st.
- Nonresident and Resident Bighorn Sheep application period is from January 1st through February 28th.
One of the most important factors to a successful hunt is your ability to shoot well. Start far in advance of your hunt by carefully practicing sighting in your bow or rifle. For the rifle hunter try shooting from a sitting, kneeling, laying down and offhand shooting position. Shoot 100-200 rounds of ammo at distances of 50-550 yards. We recommend a flat shooting 6x or better scoped .243 or larger caliber rifle sighted dead on at 200 yards. We also encourage the use of Bi-Pods or shooting sticks. If you purchase a Bi-Pod, be sure to get the type that extends far enough to use from a sitting positions. For the bow hunter shoot at least 5 times a week. Get comfortable shooting 60 yards even though we very seldom will ever take that shot. If you are comfortable shooting long distances then we are going to be more comfortable with your shorter distance shots (If you can hold steady at 60 yards you should not have a problem at 20 yards.) Practice shooting at different distances and in different positions, kneeling, sitting and at differentangles from the target. Also for bow hunting elk we prefer fixed broad heads. If this is an issue please just talk to us before the hunt to discuss. Your shooting ability is totally up to you to judge and improve. Lots of practice with good equipment can tip the scale in your favor during your hunt. Remember there are no shooting benches out in the field on your hunt, so make sure you build in time to practice before you get out there.
HUNTER SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
No person born on or after January 1, 1966 (Wyoming) may take any wildlife by the use of firearms, unless that person possesses and can exhibit a certificate of competency and safety in the use and handling of firearms. Wyoming grants reciprocity to other states, countries and provinces providing recognized hunter safety certificates. Exhibit of certificates is not required to apply for or obtain a license. Certificates must be carried into the field. The minimum age to hunt in Wyoming is 12.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONING BEFORE YOUR HUNT
Wyoming's altitude and diverse terrain can test one’s physical abilities. ATV's and 4x4 vehicles are sometimes used to cover the country, but walking will be involved. Hunters who has prepare themselves physically have the upper hand on killing a trophy over those who do not. An exercise program initiated before your hunt will help you considerable while you are on your hunt. We will be hunting at 5,000' to 7,250' feet elevation. Air can already be hard to get, especially if you have not prepared physically. You do not want to spend your time at camp tending to sore muscles which can also negatively impact your sleep.
To confirm a booking a $1,500 deposit is required on all trips. This deposit in non-refundable after the license is drawn and the dates are booked. Personal checks or cash will be accepted for all payments. Make all checks payable to Keil Outdoor Adventures. Final payments must be made at arrival to the ranch. No rate reductions or extra days will be given if hunters leave before the conclusion of the hunt or fail to arrive on prearranged dates. FINAL PAYMENTS Final payment is due upon arrival at the ranch.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE
This type of insurance is offered by many agents. Should you be unable to make the trip due to an unforeseen problem you will not lose all of your investment. It is up to you to make this decision. We reserve the right to cancel hunts and refund deposits. No rate reductions or extra days will be given if hunters leave before the conclusion of the hunt or fail to arrive on pre-arranged dates.
No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status.
What to Expect on your Hunt:
For all southeastern Wyoming hunts plan on arriving at the ranch the afternoon the day before your hunt is scheduled to start. This gives you time to shoot and make sure everything is ready for your first day of hunting. If you are flying, you will want to fly in to Denver, Colorado or Laramie, Wyoming rent a car and drive to the Ranch. It is about a 3 hour drive from Denver and a 45 mile drive from Laramie. For hunts in Casper clients can fly directly in Casper, Wy. We will coordinate with all clients hunting in Casper arrival times, etc...
The weather will have a profound impact on your hunting experience. Please be aware that we have no control over it! Unfortunately NO extra days will be awarded or refunds given due to lost hunting time or season closures caused by Acts of GOD. It is normally medium coat type weather, but Wyoming can get very heavy snow in the fall. A good set of rain gear is a must on archery hunts.
TAXIDERMY, TROPHY CARE AND MEAT PROCESSING
Your guide will take care field dressing your harvested animal. Arrangements for both taxidermy work and meat processing can also be made. Be advised that we do not do any meat processing. If you do not have a vehicle to transport your animal to a meat processor or taxidermist, we will assist you. The cost of taxidermy and meat processing is your responsibility. If you can't take the meat home, it can be donated to people in the local community, however the cost of processing is still your responsibility. Meat cutting charges run $100 and up for deer and $175 for elk and up depending on customer preference. The cost of shipping meat can also be extremely expensive. Taxidermy work is approximately $600 and up for deer and $1000 and up for elk for a shoulder mount plus crating and shipping. European mounts are $200+. Heads left to be caped, boxed and shipped to you by local taxidermists are your responsibility. If you want to take your head home to a local taxidermist, this can also be arranged. Heads taken home by commercial airlines require special care. Please call your airline in advance to acquaint yourself with current airline requirements. In addition, be sure to familiarize yourself to state laws regarding transporting meat and heads with regard to regulations around chronic wasting disease.
HUNTING GEAR & EQUIPMENT PACKING LIST
Below are our recommendations for a typical 5 day hunting trip. Special attention should be paid to outerwear. These should be a noiseless as possible so please leave clothing made with nylon material at home. Weather is unpredictable and can range from snow and 0 degrees F up to 70 degrees F, so best to be prepared for anything. This is not a all-inclusive list but instead a list to give you an idea of most of the clothes, gear, etc..., that you will need on your hunt.
- Hat with brim (camouflage for bowhunter) o
- Stocking cap (camouflage for bowhunters) o
- Canvas or wool pants
- Camouflage pants and shirts (for the bowhunter)
- Wool or flannel shirt
- Underwear, socks (wool or synthtetic material)
- Leather boots
- Cold weather boots
- Camp shoes
- Leather gloves, cold weather gloves
- Fluorescent orange hunting vest (rifle hunters only)
- Rain coat and pants (camouflage if bow hunting.)
- Cold weather coat o Cool weather coat
- Licenses and Hunter certificates
- Lightweight day pack
- Cartridge holder (prevents shells from clinking on stalk)
- Hunting knife
- 3 boxes ammunition (or plenty of ammunition for black powder.)
Soap and shampoo
Medicine (aspirin, prescriptions)
Sunglasses (if prescription, bring extra pair) ￼
The guides and the cook staff work very hard to ensure that you have a very pleasant and enjoyable hunt. Your gratuity to them is greatly appreciated and shows that you appreciate their efforts.
Every effort will be made to recover a wounded animal. No additional animal will be harvested in place of a wounded animal.
We make the following commitment to you the client:
- Provide experienced, knowledgeable, properly equipped guides.
- Matching your expectations to the hunt.
- Treating you with dignity and respect.
- Engaging in ethical, fair chase hunting practices. ￼
Keeping safety as our primary concern.
What we cannot guarantee:
- Weather conditions
- Maintenance of your equipment
- Control over animal behavior and location
- Your physical condition, shooting ability or eyesight.
- Emergency season closures.
We will accept no responsibility for loss or damage to your personal gear. You may wish to insure your rifle and other valuable equipment against breakage or loss during your hunt.
We want you to have the best hunt possible. Please call if you have any questions or dietary preferences or allergies. Chad Berens can be reached at (307)258-1402 and Jon Keil can be reached at (307)-331-2833