RIVERTON, Wyo. — The search for a missing hunter in northwest Wyoming has ended with two hunters being found safe.

Fremont County Sheriff Jack “Skip” Hornecker says searchers were notified Monday originally of one missing hunter but it turned out that there were two missing.

Hornecker says the two showed up at a ranch about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

He says the hunters were wet and cold with some dehydration issues but otherwise unharmed. They refused medical treatment.

The sheriff says the hunters became disoriented on Sunday because of inclement weather and ended up several miles away from the trailhead where they were to meet another hunter.

Hornecker says the lack of information about the second hunter complicated the search efforts.

He stressed the importance of hunters letting others know details about their plans.

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