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HUNTING LODGE GENERAL INFORMATION 2024 For a full service hunt, we offer lodging accommodations at the privately owned Mooncrest Lodge. This includes all meals. Conditions permitting and arranged at the time of the hunt, we have a hunting camp that is accessible by horseback only and would utilize tents. The hunting camp is the only permitted camp in the Trout Creek and Rattlesnake Creek Drainages, and is in the heart of the non-wilderness section of the Shoshone National Forest that is part of the Hunt Area 54. When booking the hunt, you may discuss all the possible options to make your trip successful and enjoyable. The lodge is approximately 45 minutes from downtown Cody, WY. The last 9 miles is on a private, gravel road. The lodge has a telephone for local calls only. There is no cell or internet service at the lodge. If you need to make long distance calls, please bring a telephone card. A maximum speed limit of 25 mph is allowed on the private road. This is livestock open range as well as wildlife habitat. Mooncrest Ranch and Mooncrest Lodge are located in beautiful Rattlesnake Canyon, just north of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and west of Rattlesnake Mountain. This is a working cattle ranch. Weather and conditions at high altitude can change quickly. Please be sure you bring appropriate clothing in addition to your rifle and ammunition. Weather conditions will determine the ability to utilize horses, if requested. This will be at the discretion of the guide(s). Your safety, the safety of our guides and our animals is of primary importance. Mooncrest Ranch and Robert Model Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Business. Robert Model Outfitters operates with Special Use Permits with the Shoshone National Forest (USDA), the Bureau of Land Management, and the Wyoming State Lands and Investments.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Home Page. Informative and Reliable information for todays sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts!

We receive many questions about the process to get a license to hunt in Wyoming.  The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages the wildlife in Wyoming and manages the hunting and licenses.  Their

website gives detailed information about the process, application deadline dates and other useful information for you as you plan your hunt.  The link to their entire site is provided above.



Because this is a draw system, or basically a lottery, no one is guaranteed success at obtaining a license.  Some who have maximum preference points are not successful at the draw; some with minimum points are successful.

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2024 Hunting Information


Elk: Hunt Area 54 - limited quota area


Deer: Region F; Hunt Area 111 - general tag


Big Horn Sheep – Ram: Hunt Area 2


Full Service Guided Hunt - Lodge

Bull Elk: 6-day hunt - $7,500


Bull Buck Combo: 6-day hunt - $9,000

Bull Cow Combo: 6-day hunt - $9,000


Cow Elk: 4-day hunt- $3,500

Deer: 6-day hunt - $4,500

Combo: 4 day hunt - $5,500

(2 cow elk; 1 cow elk/1 deer)

Sheep: 10 day hunt - $15,000

Non hunting companions: $350/person/day
*Non hunting companions that would like to be
part of the hunt
- 1/2 price of the hunt.


Additional Information


  • Charge for hunts are whether you are successful in taking an animal on first day, last day or not at all. There is no guarantee a hunter will be successful.

  • Processing and taxidermy are not included. We can offer recommendations for these services.

  • Full Service hunts include horses, depending on conditions.

  • If you do not hunt on your arrival or departure days, we do not charge for those days. If you arrive or depart in time to hunt, that is considered a day of hunting.

  • Deposit: Nonrefundable deposit of 1/2 of the hunt fee will be required to secure the hunt.

  • Deposit must be paid within 15 days of booking. Remaining balance due upon arrival.

  • If the hunt is canceled by the outfitter, the full deposit will be refunded.

  • If the hunt is canceled by the hunter, there will be no refund.

  • If national or international issues arise beyond anyone's control (i.e., the COVID pandemic) any deposit situation will be handled at that time. We cannot comment or set a policy for an unforeseen, uncontrollable event at this time.

  • We accept cash, check, money order.

  • Wyoming sales tax + lodging tax applies.





"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." —Teddy Roosevelt "The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." —Teddy Roosevelt
Mooncrest Lodge
Mooncrest Lodge


Wyoming State Board of Outfitters

Robert Model, Outfitter

License #BG-223

Licensed in the State of Wyoming for over 40 years

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