Stingle hunted with Big Buck Outfitters near Sheridan. He says outfitter Brian Beisher has managed to get exclusive hunting access to a number of ranches here that have seen very little hunting pressure. Stingle hunted a property owned by a "Hollywood-type" who only recently allowed hunting on the advice of his ranch foreman. Stingle says he saw more than 200 mule deer on this ranch, including several very nice bucks. His guide was a cowboy who works the ranch and knows exactly where the deer go on the property.
The hunting was all on foot. Mornings were spent glassing the draws from vantage points, and afternoons involved watching the fields where the deer came to feed. Stingle says they harvest only a few deer from this property every year. While he was there, he says another hunter took a buck equal to his, and a bowhunter missed a 30-yard shot at a 187-class deer.
In addition to the mulie, Stingle also killed an antelope here. He says this hunt took only half a day, as the guides knew exactly where the antelope would be. He admits missing two shots, one at an antelope he is sure would have made Boone and Crocket. He eventually shot what he describes as an average buck.
Stingle says Beisher will pick up his clients at the Sheridan airport and take them to his nearby lodge. He describes it as a two story, purpose-built structure with double bedrooms and two floor bathrooms with showers. A full-time cook provided "excellent" sit-down meals. For a five-day mule deer and antelope combo hunt, Stingle reports paying $4,250.