Horse Creek

May 1 at 6am - Dec 1

Please review the general regulations. No human presence from Dec 1 - May 1 at 6am. No overnight camping, open fires or fireworks. Closed to unauthorized motor vehicles

Dec. 1 - May 1 at 6am

No Collection of shed antlers or horns January 1-May 1 at 6:00 AM

Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing


Jackson Regional Office
420 North Cache
Jackson, WY 83001

(307) 733-2321

Commonly Found Species

Big and Trophy Game in this Area
Below are specific Big and Trophy Game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Deer - 152
  • Elk - 84
  • Moose - 21
  • Bighorn Sheep - 7
  • Mountain Lion - 29
  • Black Bear - 20
  • Wolf - 10
Fish Species in this Area
Below are specific Fish species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Brook Trout
  • Mountain Whitefish
  • Snake River Cutthroat
Small game and Birds in this Area
Below are specific Small game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Doves
  • Waterfowl
  • Mountain Grouse
Containing over 338 acres, Horse Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) is in the southwest corner of the Gros Ventre Range off U.S. Highway 189. This is historic elk winter range and more than 2,000 elk are fed winter here to prevent damage to private property. More than 1,000 tons of hay are required to feed the elk each winter. Meandering streams, steep slopes, timbered ridges and scattered meadow bottoms provide rich habitat for many bird species. More than 35 species of birds have been identified in these areas. Grosbeaks, hummingbirds, swallows, and tanagers are the most common species. The WHMA and adjacent Bridger-Teton National Forest is crucial winter habitat for elk, moose and bighorn sheep and provides sufficient habitat for deer, Pronghorn, bears, lions and mountain grouse. Little and Big Horse creeks support populations of cutthroat and brook trout. Fishing in these creeks is fair. Excellent opportunities also exist for hiking, photography, and wildlife viewing. This WHMA lies within bear country, please visit our bear wise page for information on recreating in bear country -