In the mid-1900s, Chuck Sanger and his new bride Millie took residence at the French Creek Ranch, where they eventually opened a successful hunting and fishing lodge known to welcome guests from all over the world—from Wall Street “tycoons” to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
With the purchase of the Sanger Ranch by The White family, their mission to preserve the true spirit of the west included refurbishing the four original homesteads tucked along French Creek and expanding the amenities to include a shooting range, clubhouse and dining cabin. Unveiled in 2016, French Creek Sportsmen’s Club continues to provide the ultimate sporting hideaway known for some of the most sought after fly fishing, upland hunting and game hunting found across the globe.
Food & Drink
Taking a farm-to-table approach whenever possible, we utilize fresh and hearty regional fare and the Ranch’s own Wagyu cattle, which serve as the cornerstone of the beef program. Meals enjoyed among friends in the Covey Dining Room are skillfully prepared by your own personal Chef de Cuisine, making for an unforgettable and unique experience.
Doug originally hails from Missouri, but has spent the majority of his wingshooting guiding career in Texas. He has operated and managed some of the finest wingshooting lodges across the county, gaining years of invaluable experience and now he brings his unmatched talents to the French Creek outfitting team. Doug joined the team in 2016 as our wingshooting manager and continues to raise the bar of our bird hunting programs to this day.
Southern Wyoming is home to one of the most prolific hunting and fishing grounds in the world. We’re positioned at the headwaters of the North Platte River, which is fed entirely by snowmelt from our neighboring Snowy Mountain Range and Sierra Madre Range.
All floats are conducted on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers by way of either hard-sided fiberglass drift boats or inflatable rafts with fishing frames. Over 10 different float options ranging from two miles to 20 miles depending on water levels and conditions. Float season typically runs mid-may through July.
With a sprawling landscape of privately owned and managed lands, our wingshooting experience is unrivaled. Seasoned and passionate guides, teams of finely tuned pointing and flushing dogs, and unbeatable scenery and bird habitat combine for an experience you’ll never forget.