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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Spring Black Bear Hunt 2020 United States
Black bears are plentiful in western Montana and are legal game. The Swan Valley has the highest population concentration, and produces the best color phased bears in the state. We hunt black bears in the spring exclusively and in the fall in combination with our other hunts, or as a stand alone hunt. Group Discount Rates: 10% for groups of 4+ Dates: May 3 - May 7 May 13 - May 17 May 20 - May 24 May 25 - May 29
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 3 May 2020 31 May 2020
Antelope Rifle 1x1, 2020, EK United States
THE TIME TO START PLANNING A FANTASTIC 2020 ANTELOPE HUNT IN MONTANA IS NOW. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO TODAY THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE TO DRAW AN ANTELOPE LICENSE IN 2020. I WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE APPLICATION PROCESS STARTING TODAY! THE WINDOW TO GET THIS IN ORDER IS NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 31st, 2019. DON'T HESITATE AS OPENINGS/DATES ARE LIMITED, CALL 715-820-0869 FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION. THIS IS A SPECTACULAR HUNT THAT REQUIRES ADVANCED PLANNING..........START TODAY!! Rifle Antelope, 700-20 permit required. Hunt dates from 10-12-2020 through 10-22-2020. Montana has a four week long antelope season. Hunting for antelope here is almost all purely spot and stalk with an excellent chance of taking one of the most beautiful and exotic animals in North America. This hunt is perfect for couples or parent/child as it is not unusual to see over 100 antelope per day insuring nonstop action and hunting excitement. This area has great trophy buck potential!! Hunters should expect to draw this sought after antelope permit in 1-3 years as all antelope permits in Montana are done via a drawing. Drawing odds are: 1st year 40%, 2nd year 55%, 3rd year 70%.....you need to start planning now as this hunt is well worth the effort!! Nonresident License Information: Antelope license cost is around $250. and these are on a limited draw basis.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 10 October 2020 22 October 2020
7 Day Spring Black Bear Hunt 1x1 United States
We offer a true wilderness, pack in, horseback, spot and stalk black bear hunt. If you want to experience hunting the way it was meant to be this is it. We stay in wall tents 6 miles from the closest vehicle access and hunt deeper into the wilderness from there. No lodges, no vehicles, and no sitting in a tree stand staring at a bait pile. Here is a description of what to expect when you show up for your Montana spring bear hunt. Your spring black bear hunt will start at the trailhead on day 1 where we will meet up, pack your gear, and adjust your stirrups for the 6 mile horseback ride into base camp. Upon arrival we will unload your gear and get you settled into your 14x16 canvas wall tent complete with cot, foam pad, lantern, and wood stove. After getting a bite to eat we will head out for an evening of glassing as this will be the primary way to find a bear. June is when the bears are rutting and the boars will be frequently moving looking for sows. We may also try some predator calling from time to time. After the evening hunt we will return to camp for a home cooked meal prepared by our cook. We will leave most mornings on horseback and spend the majority of our time glassing open parks and burnt timber. Bears have been spotted while fishing in the creek just below camp, so throw in your rod if you desire and take advantage of the exceptional fishing and maybe you'll see a bear in the process. Each morning you will be fed a hot, homemade breakfast and sent with a sack lunch to be eaten in the field. The last day will be a travel day back to the trailhead, so after you have eaten your breakfast we will hit the trail and have you back to your vehicle around noon.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 June 2020 15 June 2020
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