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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Archery 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.
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 6 September 2019 16 October 2019
Elk/Deer Archery Combo Hunt 1x1 United States
Archery season starts the first saturday in September and runs through mid October. If you come for the Archery only hunt, September 5th through September 11th, there will not be any rifle hunters in camp. However we will utilize the same camp as the rifle hunters for all hunts after that, but you will have access to areas not open to the rifle hunters. Our camp is close to the boundary of the early rifle season hunting district so we can easily travel outside of that area and be hunting elk that the rifle hunters can not. If you are flexible as to what weapon you shoot an elk with you can also bring your gun along and have the option to hunt with either. We hunt from an elevation of 4200 feet by small rivers to up over 8000 feet on the Continental Divide. We have some of the best elk and deer habitat in the wilderness, from deep timber, to high country parks, to above the timberline on the divide, all accessed by horseback. In our operation we like taking in smaller groups, from four to six hunters per trip. We will hunt the animal of your choice. We will not pressure you to shoot the first thing you see. We will not pack you out early if you harvest an animal prior to the end of your schedule hunt unless you prefer to have us do so. The time is yours and we stay flexible to try and ensure you have the wilderness experience you want.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 5 September 2019 11 September 2019
Archery Deer, Antelope & Elk Combo United States
Special Combo Hunt must be booked by February 15th, 2019 additional $1000. Trophy fee if an elk is harvested...NO TROPHY FEE FOR DEER OR ANTELOPE Archery deer private ranch lots of game hunt out of ranch house Whitetail and mule deer average deer 145 to 160 inches many bigger trophies on this ranch. Easy hunt mostly agricultural and river bottom. Arrive Sunday hunt Monday thru Saturday leave Sunday Meals lodging guide included No more than 5 hunters per week $1000 Deposit required, remainder DUE August 1. No exceptions prices are tentative for 2019 and subject to change
Trip duration: 6 days
Trip available on: 20 October 2019 25 November 2019
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