Hunting in Montana

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88 hunting trips from 9 outfitters starting from $1,500

88 hunts
$1,500 starting from
11 animals
2322km to the nearest trip

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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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Waterfowl, 2021, MS

Waterfowl, 2021, MS United States

Montana is considered a real sleeper state when it comes to waterfowl hunting! Our waterfowl hunts can offer clients fast paced action! We have a solid population of resident birds as well as migrating birds coming down from Canada. You will have the opportunity to hunt for ducks as well as geese utilizing different sets which include both field and water sets from layout blinds and duck blinds. This is a great hunt for families, young kids and groups! Duck/Goose combo hunts available from 9-25-2021 through 12-31-2021. Inquire for open dates. 3 Day Hunts, 2x1 hunts ($1500. per hunter), 1x1 hunts ($1750.) Other hunter quantity options available.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 25 Sep 2021 31 Dec 2021

Package price $1,500 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Mountain Lion Hunt 1x1 2021

Mountain Lion Hunt 1x1 2021 United States

Our hunts are five full hunting days beginning on December 1st with a maximum of one client per week. Snow is a very big factor and if clients can come on call or be flexible with their schedule the odds of harvest is increased greatly. If needed a day or two can be added on at the pro-rated cost. We start early in the morning driving roads in the dark looking for tracks. Once a track has been located we continue trying to freshen up and shorten the track. If we find a track then at daybreak we can put the hounds on the track and the fun begins! We utilize a custom build hound truck, snow mobiles, four-wheelers, and side by sides to get as close as we can to the treed cat. Please note, there is always some walking involved in a mountain lion hunt.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 30 Nov 2021 22 Dec 2021

Package price $5,500 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Late Season Cow Elk Hunts, 2021, MS

Late Season Cow Elk Hunts, 2021, 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 required. Hunt start dates in 2021 of 11-29, 12-5, 12-11 and 12-17 available. 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: 29 Nov 2021 19 Dec 2021

Package price $2,250 for 3 days, 1 hunter
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