Brush Creek Ranch
Public or Private Destination: Private
Type of Shoots: Field and Tower
Game/Birds Offered: Pheasant and Chukar
Gun Dogs: Available
Other Hunting/Sporting Opportunities: Antelope, Buffalo, Deer, Elk, Moose
Set deep in the heart of Wyoming’s Sierra Madre range, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive boutique resort exclusively designed for discretionary travelers, corporate group retreats, family escapes and destination weddings. The Ranch features a stately 38,000-square foot lodge, a luxury spa, a finely appointed collection of cabins suites & residences, lodge rooms, and a plentitude of authentic outdoor adventures in every season, including unparallel Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing. With unique, all-inclusive format, all lodging, food, premium beverages, and a wide assortment of activities are all included in your group pricing. Come to Brush Creek Ranch to rekindle your youthful wonder for the American West.
Private Shooting & Big Game Hunting Adventures in Wyoming
Experience shooting and hunting in Wyoming with an adventure-filled stay at Brush Creek Ranch, offering miles of private lands in the heart of the incredible Rocky Mountain West. The Brush Creek Gun Club offers a 10-station sporting clays course, 5-station skeet course and competition archery, as well as its own yurt-style clubhouse. In the fall, the Ranch offers a limited number of big-game hunts for antelope, buffalo, deer, elk, moose and more.
Private guided wing shooting adventures and tower shoots are available August through October. Guests can also experience one-on-one or two-on-one guided Wyoming hunting excursions during archery and rifle seasons for both novice and trophy hunters. Hunting and wing shooting are in-season specialty programs that are priced separately. From competition rifle, shotgun and archery courses to guided hunts and wing shooting on our vast property, the Ranch is the ideal destination for discerning sports enthusiasts. Our guides use top-of-the-line weaponry. Learn to shoot, expand your skills, or try your hand with a new firearm. Begin planning your preferred hunting or shooting getaway now by reviewing our list of offerings:
PRIVATE WING SHOOTING
Experience the thrill of a guided, private hunt for pheasant or chukars, a small upland game bird, with our team of well-trained hunting dogs. Half-day hunts for beginners and experts alike, typically consist of two hunters with a private guide and pair of dogs navigating across terrain of sagebrush and rock outcroppings for chukars and through open grasslands and along streams for pheasant. It’s not uncommon to encounter rabbits, badgers and coyotes on these hunts as well,
which are all open game on the Ranch. *Fees apply
TOWER BIRD SHOOTS
Our tower shoots are unique to the Ranch and are great competition for groups. Guests are stationed along 10 unique shooting stations, in similar fashion to a European bird shoot. Birds are released into the shooting zone and shooters compete for the most birds, rotating to new stations for different shooting experiences. *Fees apply
SPORTING CLAYS & SKEET SHOOTING
We offer a five-stand competition shooting course as well as a 10-station, walking sporting clays course with a variety of shooting scenarios to cater to a wide variety of ability levels, from beginners to seasoned competitive shooters. In addition, the club offers rifle and pistol ranges as well as mechanical targets. We also offer beginner programs on gun safety, responsibility, and comfort holding and firing a gun.
PRIVATE BIG GAME HUNTING
Brush Creek Ranch Outfitter’s Center offers guided hunts on the Ranch in the fall. The Ranch offers guests an unsurpassed variety of terrain all to themselves without the need to compete with other hunters. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area and the characteristics of the many game animals native to the Ranch, including elk, deer, antelope, bear and moose. These fully outfitted experiences, for hunters of all ages and skill levels, offer the finest gear from shooting equipment to quality optics. Hunting parties have the option to stay in our luxury lodge or wilderness tent camp on a remote section of the property. Guests must apply for hunting tags, depending on species, starting early in the calendar year. *Fees apply
CAST & BLAST PROGRAMS
We offer a variety of customized programs that pair outstanding shooting experiences with private-water fly fishing for a oneof- a-kind sportsman’s adventure. Typically conducted in the Fall on our secluded Encampment property, the program includes planted birds, native trout, and outstanding views of the Wyoming landscape. *Fees apply
Our all-season shooting range offers both indoor and outdoor facilities for various rifle and pistol shooting situations. Our heated, covered open air range building is a two-story facility that accommodates multiple shooters at a time.
Two archery courses—a stationary target course and a 3-D course—are available to guests. The target course consists of two larger hung targets that are used for beginners and bow sighting. The 3-D course consists of eight 3-D animals set at a variety of distances. They range from small animals like turkey to big game like antelope and deer. Both courses can be experienced by sporting enthusiasts with a range of abilities—from beginner to advanced. Our courses stress safety first and education about archery shooting. As with all of our activities and adventures, our Outfitter’s Center offers high-quality gear, including compound and crossbows for guest use.
When you plan a shooting or hunting trip to Brush Creek Ranch, our skilled guiding and outfitting staff is awaiting your group’s arrival, ready to equip you with everything you need for a one-of-a-kind hunting experience. In addition to Ron Hawkins, Ranch Manager, Joey DeGross our professional dog trainer and wing shooting manager, or Jacob Keller (Outfitter #BG253) our seasoned outfitting expert , offering specialty tracking of both the land and varying species, and as a native of the Saratoga Valley brings a family history dating back three generations to your hunt.
Equestrian and Horseback Riding Vacations on Brush Creek Ranch
What better way to explore the expansive lands that make up Brush Creek Ranch, than via a horseback riding adventure? Our horseback programs blend the authentic heritage of traditional Western riding on our herd of genuine quarter horses and paints, with a truly refined character. From our stately indoor riding arena and stables to over 50 miles of private trails and endless open range, Brush Creek Ranch provides classic ranch Western-style riding, for riders of any age, both novice and experienced alike. Our guests enjoy group trail rides, destination riding adventures, horsemanship instruction and more with wranglers who provide a supportive environment that fosters both learning and growth.
Professional facilities include the 28,000 square-foot U-Line Equestrian Center which features an indoor arena, boardroom, private viewing space and stables. Just outside is the Mustang Arena, an impressive outdoor arena and round pen suitable for training, cowboy games, roundups, brandings, rodeos and competitions.
GENERAL RIDES (Age 6 & over)
We offer a variety of general rides for young and old alike, regardless of your riding ability. From shorter, early morning breakfast rides along the idyllic banks of Brush Creek to longer rides through our expansive cattle range following in the footsteps of real working cowboys, there is nothing quite like experience the grandeur of the Ranch by horseback. In addition, our 'Little Wranglers' program offers a variety of kid's-only rides.
For those riders with some previous riding experience, our wranglers offer a variety of more advanced rides across the Ranch. From fording creeks to trips high into the upper reaches of the Ranch wilderness, these typically longer rides offer exciting challenges for guests. Or, spend a day with our cowboys, learning to read and cut cattle or care for our herd. For all advanced rides, participants must first do a beginner trail ride or private evaluation to determine individual skill level.
SPECIALTY RIDING EXPERIENCES & INSTRUCTION
Based on season and conditions, as well as rider experience, we offer a variety of custom riding trips including climbs of Bennett Peak and other off-ranch rides, as well as advanced cutting instruction and cattle drives. Trips typically require advanced planning and a prior ride to evaluate individual skill level.*Some off-ranch experiences, additional fee.
HORSEMANSHIP & WRANGLING ACTIVITIES
Our wrangler staff offers a variety of other classic cowboy activities for guests, from individual and group basic riding instruction to advanced skills like barrel racing, roping, and even bull riding lessons. It's your perfect chance to try something completely new or to learn a new skill in a relaxed, supportive environment while with us on the Ranch.
PREPARE FOR YOUR EXCITING HORSEBACK RIDING VACATION TODAY
Our team is available and ready to review your plans for an exciting luxury dude ranch vacation and to incorporate all of the classic horseback riding experiences and learning that you and your family have dreamed of over the years. Led by our Ranch Manager Ron Hawkins, our Equestrian team includes Lead Wrangler Lisa Uratani, Horseman & Clinician Eddie Uratani, and an accomplished staff of ranch pleasure riding experts. They are ready and available to speak with you to review and plan whatever you desire as the ultimate Brush Creek Ranch horseback riding experience.