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87 hunts
$1,250 starting from
10 animals
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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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Whitetail Deer 5-day Hunt '19

Whitetail Deer 5-day Hunt '19 United States

For hunters interested in whitetail deer hunting, we have some super bucks and Boone and Crockett will confirm that the Flathead National Forest is one of the largest producers of trophy whitetail deer on public land in the country. We have a variety of choices to hunt Whitetails either in combination with other species or targeting whitetails specifically. This is our highest success category for our hunts, and whitetail deer are too often over looked in Montana. Dates: Nov 4 - Nov 8 Nov 11 - Nov 15 Nov 18 - Nov 22 Nov 25 - Nov 29

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 4 November 2019 29 November 2019

$3,850 for 1 hunter
5 Day Elk Rifle or Archery Hunt 2x1 '19

5 Day Elk Rifle or Archery Hunt 2x1 '19 United States

We limit the number of elk hunters in camp at any given time to 4 guests. During rifle hunts we serve up to 8 guests in camp, but only 4 hunting bull elk. We have a great elk population of quality animals; however obtaining a rifle permit is difficult because we are in a special permit area. Our average Bull elk will score 300 – 330 with the real big boys being 340 – 365. The biggest bull taken off the ranch was 381, but we have taken 377, 365, that class of trophy. Getting the permit is the biggest challenge with elk. You must now choose either rifle or archery as your application choice for elk because both are a limited number draw. When you reserve a hunt with us, we help you through the licensing process.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2019 30 November 2019

$4,400 for 1 hunter
7 Day Elk Rifle or Archery Hunt 1x1 '19

7 Day Elk Rifle or Archery Hunt 1x1 '19 United States

We limit the number of elk hunters in camp at any given time to 4 guests. During rifle hunts we serve up to 8 guests in camp, but only 4 hunting bull elk. We have a great elk population of quality animals; however obtaining a rifle permit is difficult because we are in a special permit area. Our average Bull elk will score 300 – 330 with the real big boys being 340 – 365. The biggest bull taken off the ranch was 381, but we have taken 377, 365, that class of trophy. Getting the permit is the biggest challenge with elk. You must now choose either rifle or archery as your application choice for elk because both are a limited number draw. When you reserve a hunt with us, we help you through the licensing process.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2019 30 November 2019

$8,000 for 1 hunter
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