Wyoming Teton Wilderness Adventures
Dave Hettinger, with 35 plus years of outfitting and guiding experience, offers wilderness big game hunts and wilderness summer camping horse tours. Our hunts take place in the game rich Teton Wilderness of NW Wyoming. This 585,238 acre Wilderness borders Yellowstone National Park on its south and southeast boundry. Our summer camping horse tours are offered in the Teton Wilderness. Both are a land of endless mountain meadows and high wide open grassy plateaus. This grand terrain is the reason for the areas rich wildlife heritage.
Dave Hettinger Outfitting (DHO) offers guided hunts for trophy bull elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and spring black bear. We are best known for one hunter with one guide hunts giving a client the maximum opportunity for success. Our philosophy has always been to handle a very limited number of clients per hunt assuring personalized service and and a high degree of success. We are very proud of the professional hunting guides who have worked for our outfit year after year. This type of guide is in high demand and can pick where they work, but chose to work for DHO. Dave emphasizes respect for the game animals we pursue and strictly adhere to Wyoming Game & Fish rules and regulations.
On our summer horse tours there is the opportunity for photographing wildlife, mountain wildflowers and countless scenic vistas. Fish rivers, streams and high mountain lakes for wild cutthroat trout. Many a yarn has been spun and many a tall tale told while enjoying campfire camaraderie. DHO goes to great lengths to hire a professional, western staff who take pride in their job. Rain or shine we are up early always enthusiastic about what the day might bring. On these summer tours each day is an adventure. Another lake to fish, another mountain to explore all the while gazing into the distance in hopes of seeing a silvertip grizzly digging for moths or maybe a herd of elk with their 2 month old calves all the while a golden eagle soars overhead. Don’t miss all of this because of your horse riding ability. Dave has always taken pride in his horsemanship and makes this part of the guests activities. If guests arrive as a novice rider they will leave as an intermediate. Our horses are safe and like our staff know their duty.
We meet our guests at Jackson, Wyoming which has a major airport. Trips begin by traveling 44 miles by vehicle to the Turpin Meadows trailhead. From here it is our privilege to offer to people the chance to experience life in a true wilderness setting and to continue an American tradition of horse travel and hunting in the Rocky Mountain West.