Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism Invites Hunters
to Southwest Wyoming Sep 15, 2015

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – As summer comes to a close, hunters from all over the country are setting their sights on Sweetwater County, located in southwest Wyoming. The fall hunting season starts in September and goes through November, when a variety of wildlife becomes available in the bountiful and beautiful high desert surrounding Sweetwater County.

Check Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s site for laws, regulations and updated season dates and information.

Antelope are fair game in Sweetwater County from early September to late October, depending on the area being hunted. The Red Desert’s dry and barren landscape, which stretches 9,320 square miles and straddles both sides of I-80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins, is arguably the best place in the state to find antelope. White Mountain, with its 240,416 acres of Bureau of Land Management public land, is another area where antelope roa

Hunters will find both whitetail and mule deer in Wyoming, but the Sweetwater County region is particularly renowned for its mule deer. Deer hunting in the Green River area opens in early October, so now is the perfect time to plan a trip. Deer Hunt Area 102 lies south of Rock Springs and goes all the way to the Colorado/Wyoming Border. The east side of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Vermillion Creek, and Sage Creek are all public lands inside Hunt Area 102 and are good places to spot deer this fall. 

The Killpecker Sand Dunes are home to the only desert elk herd in North America. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department recognizes the region as Hunt Area 100, where it is open season starting in October. 

Sage Grouse
Open terrain, ample sagebrush and grassy patches give sage grouse plenty of places to feel at home in Sweetwater County. During the cool fall days, the birds gather in bigger coveys, making them easier to spot. Sage Grouse are abundant all around Sweetwater County.

Suggested Outfitter
There’s value in tapping the resources of a local guide to ensure the most productive hunt possible. Red Desert Outfitters accommodates rifle, bow and black powder hunters. Call 307-362-8056 or visit their website to learn more.

Wyoming hospitality is in full bloom across Sweetwater County. Choose from hotels, inns, guest ranches, camping/RV sites and more! Check out the lodging options in Sweetwater County.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com)
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums. 

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Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com

Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com

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