No. 5 Stan Kroenke
At 560,000 acres, KROENKE RANCHES’ Q CREEK RANCH is a kingdom unto itself and encompasses 875 square miles of deeded and public lands in Central Wyoming’s Shirley Basin. In addition to its cattle operations, the ranch is a licensed Wyoming outfitter (qcreek.com) and offers exceptional hunting and fishing to paying guests. Rates for elk, mule deer, and antelope vary by hunt, season, and residency. Fishing at Q Creek is offered from late May through mid-September, costs $520 per person per day, and includes lodging and meals. The waters on Q Creek Ranch are pristine and cold running. They range from spring-fed prairie ponds to backcountry lakes as large as 40 acres. Species include cutthroats, browns, rainbows, and brook trout, and 20-inchers are not uncommon.