What’s included in your hunt
- Transportation from airport in Cody, Wy
- Transportation to and from the trailhead
- Guide service
- All food and accommodations while in the wilderness camp
- Trophy and meat care while in the field
- Meat transportation to processor
- Trophy transportation to local taxidermist
What’s not included in your hunt
- Hunting licenses
- Meat processing/conservation stamp
- Gratuities to the guides and camp staff
Tips are extremely appreciated by the guides, cooks, and wranglers for a job well done. We expect our crew to work hard and take care of clients. Our job is not finished until we have your meat at the processor and your trophy to the taxidermist. At this time, you get to decide how much you wish to tip your guide. Tipping has definitely inclined over the past 50 years. Today, tipping is based on 15% – 20% of what your hunt costs and how satisfied you were with the adventure. Each hunter will have to decide upon the amount based on his own experience and financial abilities.
You will need to arrive in Cody, WY the day before your hunt starts and depart the day after your hunt ends. You may choose to stay longer to enjoy some of the Wild West attractions Cody has to offer. Some motels have shuttle services from the airport but be sure to check when you make your reservations. We recommend The Historic Irma Hotel (307) 587-4221. Let them know you are hunting with Colby Gines’ Wilderness Adventures, and they will offer you hunter discounts. The Irma also offers a shuttle from the airport. Just call them ahead of time to let them know when you will be arriving. The closest airport is Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody with United and Delta/Skywest Airlines. They also offer several car rental agencies there.
All hunts require a $1,000 deposit upon booking. The deposit can be refunded in full at anytime until the hunter draws a license. Once the hunter draws, the deposit is non-refundable unless there is a subsequent death of the hunter, their spouse, parent, brother, sister, son or daughter support by a copy of the respective death certificate; incapacitating illness or injury of the hunter supported by a physician’s sworn statement on a department form; or military transfer overseas supported by a copy of the official orders from the Armed Forces of the U.S. Refunds will not be granted, regardless of the circumstances, after the hunting dates reserved by the hunter of the hunting year. Once the hunter draws, 50% of the balance is due by March 15th. The final 50% of the balance is due by August 15th of the hunting year. If they book a combination hunt and only draw one license, they will be refunded their deposit for not being able to draw the second license. If the hunter fails to draw any kind of license, they will receive a full refund of deposit within 30 days. They also have the choice to use this deposit for a hunt the following year.
Available upon request.