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About hunting in Montana
The fourth-largest state in the United States, Montana is a hunter’s and outdoorsman’s paradise. Covering 147,000 square miles, Montana is split into distinct eastern and western regions by the Continental Divide. Most of the major mountain ranges (there are at least 100) are in the west. About 60 percent of the state, most of the eastern section, is prairie, but there are a number of isolated peaks and ranges that interrupt the prairie landscape. Huntable species in Montana include black bears, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, Rocky Mountain elk, Shiras moose, mountain goats, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, turkeys, wolves, and bison. There is also excellent hunting for upland birds and waterfowl in most of the state. Montana’s wildlife is well managed, with excellent trophies of nearly every big-game species being taken in the state every year. Some of the largest bighorn sheep in the world come from Montana, especially the Missouri Breaks region; however, drawing odds are extremely low. Hunting in Montana is conducted on both public and private land, and permission is required to hunt on private land. Outfitters and guides must by licensed by the Department of Labor and Industry. To hunt in Montana, you need a general big-game or species license as well as, in some cases, a permit entitling you to hunt in a specific area or type of animal. A Conservation License is also required. Consult with your outfitter and be certain that he or she is able to either provide the needed licenses and tags or instruct you on how to purchase them. Many of Montana’s hunting opportunities are only available through a draw system, which requires planning ahead. In some cases, however, licenses are available for purchase over the counter or outfitters have tags available for nonresident hunters. Big-game animals must be properly tagged before the carcass is removed from the kill site or before the hunter leaves the kill site. Montana requires that all hunters and guides must wear a minimum of 400 square inches of hunter orange visible above the waist. The rule does not apply to archery hunters hunting during the archery-only season, but it does apply to bowhunters hunting during the general big-game firearm seasons. It’s crucial to familiarize yourself with Montana’s hunting regulations before you begin your hunt, even if you are hunting with an outfitter. Rules surrounding season dates and hunt area boundaries can be complex, and because rules often differ from species to species and region to region, be sure to read up on specific regulations for you particular hunt. Find information at Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (fwp.mt.gov) and specific hunting regulations here: http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations/default.html.
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Antelope Archery Hunts, 2021, EK United States
Draw odds are 95% plus on first attempt for this great hunt! Archery Antelope, 900-20 permit required. Hunt dates from 8-15-2021 through 9-30-2020. We offer 2x1 hunts ($2200. per hunter) and 1x1 hunts ($2600.) Nonresident License Information: Antelope license cost is around $230.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 15 Aug 2021 30 Sep 2021
Upland Bird Hunt, 2021, EK United States
All wild birds! These mixed bag upland bird hunts take place from our SE Montana camp. Upland bird hunting here can result in a multi species game bag as pheasant, sharp-tail grouse and Hungarian partridge all reside here. We hunt these birds in December after the big game season closes for the year. An early December hunt here will have you chasing birds that have not been hunted prior to these hunts! We offer a very limited amount of these exciting hunts and you may bring your favorite dog or we can provide one for you. Conditions at this time of the year can be perfect for this type hunt. 2x1 ($1500. each) or 1x1 ($1750.) for a 3 day hunt.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 29 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021
Late Season Cow Elk Hunts, 2020, MS United States
Late season cow elk hunts....here is a chance to fill your freezer with delicious elk meat! Cow elk permit 595-00 or 540-00 required. Hunt dates available from 11-30-2020 through 12-7-2020. Price is $2250. per hunter..........limited openings so book early! Application Deadline is June 1st, I walk you through the entire application process from start to finish taking the worry out of it for you!!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 30 Nov 2020 7 Dec 2020
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