Hunting Trips and Lodges: Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin

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Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin

One of the most appealing things about a hunting trip is the prospect of stepping away from everyday life to savor the interesting blend of tranquility and excitement that is part and parcel of chasing gamebirds in remote and stunningly beautiful locations. Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin was created to turn that prospect into reality. The ranch is nestled amongst the highly scenic meadows and pine-studded foothills of northeastern Wyoming, and it serves as the base for a five-star wingshooting, lodging and dining experience that rates as one of the finest in the world. From great-flying birds to culinary masterpieces to luxurious Western decor, guests will experience only the best of the best. Sweetgrass is definitely off the beaten path, and it is definitely worth the trip.

Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin
1408 Rocky Point Rd.
Weston, WY 82731




  • Bird season: September through December (sharp-tailed grouse), all other species August through November (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Species: pheasant, chukar, sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge
  • Bag limit: none for pheasant, chukar and partridge; grouse: 3 per hunter per day, 9 per year
  • Hunting parties: 6-8 hunters per guide, 24 hunters maximum in the field per day
  • Dogs: pointing and retrieving breeds

Lodge & Logistics

  • 21 bedrooms and 22 beds (main lodge with 3 king suites and 5 cabins with 3 or 4 rooms each)
  • Closest airport: Northeast Wyoming Regional Airport, Gillette, WY (GCC)

Amenities & Services

  • Rental guns
  • Clay shooting
  • Mercantile store
  • Continental-style released-bird driven shooting
  • License processing
  • Resort activities: guided horseback trail rides, guided ATV tours, gun range experiences, archery course, culinary experiences
  • Spa massage (for additional fee)


Guided hunting

Single-occupancy lodging



Clay shooting

Bird processing

Airport pickup



Two-day/three-night package: Approx. $4,750 plus tax and gratuities

Three-day/four-night package: Approx. $6,750 plus tax and gratuities

Reduced rates available for non-shooting guests.


12- and 20-gauge ammunition provided for hunting and for sporting clays. Guests should plan to bring .410, 16- or 28-gauge ammunition or check prior to arrival to see if inventory is available.

“Sweetgrass has become one of the best locations in the West for hunting and outdoor excursions. The ranch is beautiful. The accommodations are outstanding, the staff superb and the food exceptional. The hunting is excellent, with good birds and excellent guides. We plan to return.”

- Gen. Walt Boomer, USMC (Ret.)

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