Our Wyoming Mule Deer hunting is the best it has ever been. We manage our herd each year for wide, deep forked bucks by offering Management Mule Deer hunts on mature bucks to continually improve genetics. In an effort to help propagate a mature class of buck, we withhold from harvesting young deer or an excessive number of “Trophy Class” deer on an annual basis. A major part of the bounty that is the hunt includes the clean, lean, organic meat. You can expect to get 60-70+ pounds of boneless meat from a mature class buck. Our guides will assist or complete the quartering or boning of the carcass with the utmost care and attention to the important value of the meat and any additional extension of the animal. Every attempt will be made to bring the animal away from the field in whole, but when the terrain or situation arrives we commonly use the “gutless” method to obtain every possible ounce of the ever so valuable meat and harvest. We control the hunting on virtually 100% of the 17,000+ acre ranch, therefore we can have a greater impact on the quality and quantity of our deer. This allows for a genuine opportunity to harvest a very nice buck. The hunting is primarily spot and stalk, greatly limiting the pressure on the deer. A 170 class deer is very common, with 180+ deer taken each year. Our largest deer taken on the Ranch is 220+. Transportation is usually accomplished with ATV’s and 4WD vehicles. Because of the diverse habitat on the Cross C Ranch we can offer everything from a low land river bottom hunt to a high-country rugged mule deer hunt in Big Horn Sheep country.
We have an amazing herd of Whitetail Deer that are localized on our alfalfa fields on the Bluegrass River with mature bucks having the run of the place each year. Wyoming Deer tags famously offer the hunter to harvest either a Mule Deer or Whitetail on the same tag. We are also pleased to bring this kind of diversity to the outdoorsman as a Wyoming Whitetail can truly be a special trophy. Wyoming offers a Late Season Special Whitetail permit that allows hunters the thrill of hunting Whitetail Deer in the rut. Please Contact us for any interest in special Whitetail Deer late seasons or any further questions.
The hunting license application period is January 1st to May 31st. The license area for the Ranch is Region J (or Area 64.) It is a limited quota draw area, but has had a 100% draw success rate for the last 10+ years. There are sometimes left-over tags available right after they go on sale in the summer months. Again, this tag is good for both mule and whitetail deer. The deer season typically is October 15th thru the 25th. Our deer hunts are offered in 2 (two) 5 Day blocks during those 11 days of the deer season. (Note: The Wyoming Game and Fish reviews the Deer Season dates on an annual basis, so the season dates are subject to change.) For any drawing or area specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Fishing is offered in our stocked ponds free of charge for all hunters & guests. It is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. We also use and give full access to our walk-in cooler to store your meat prior to transportation or processing.
A fishing license must be purchased.
The Hunt Area for The Ranch is Area 64 or Region J for general tags and the season dates are from October 15th to October 25th normally.
2019 Application period is January 2nd – May 31st.
All Deer Hunts are 5 Day Hunts.
2019 Wyoming Deer Hunting Rates – The totals include lodging at the Cross C hunting lodge, all meals, and guide. There are no hidden charges or trophy fees. Please review our Policies.
RATES AND DATES
*Denotes possible season changes reviewed annually by the Wyoming Game & Fish – from Oct. 26th – Oct. 31st are tentative dates – if you have questions please call to discuss.
Region J (Area 64) Deer
Non-Resident Big Game Wyoming hunting licenses for Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, and Whitetail Deer are on a permit drawing basis. To be eligible for the drawings, hunters must obtain applications for each species from:
Wyoming Game & Fish Department, License Section
5400 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Or, click here (Wyoming Game & Fish Apply or Buy) to purchase online. Fishing licenses can be purchased over the counter.