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Montana Big Game Hunting

Elk hunting and mule deer hunting deep in the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness, a long horseback ride from the nearest road, is one of the most remarkable back country hunts you will ever experience.

Wilderness Hunts: Elk Hunting and Mule Deer Hunting

The early camps permit us to provide guided big game hunts and unguided big game hunts, especially elk hunting and mule deer hunting. Both early and late season areas are inhabited by elk, mule deer, wolf, black bear, as well as a wide range of other big game and predatory species for a unique Montana hunting experience. The unique nature of the early season rifle hunt is clear from the beginning. The bull elk are full rut and bugling, and the mule deer are in bachelor herds in overlapping territory surrounding us. 

You will find the bull elk hunting and mule deer hunting part of an extraordinary Montana hunting trip. The camps are quite comfortable and the horses we use are very reliable. Montana elk hunting will always challenge you physically, but you will find the overall experience is exceptional.


Early Season Wilderness Rifle Hunt Schedule


As the Montana hunting season progresses from the relatively mild September hunts to the cooler October hunts, the elk rut tapers off. The mule deer move lower and the black bear continue to fatten up for their hibernation. Generally, snow will will start falling in October but we don’t experience accumulation and low temperatures until later in October.

There are options for trophy hunts for additional species including black bear, wolf, mountain lion, big horn sheep, mountain goat, and moose. These all require a special permit, and many are in highly sought after drawings. We are happy to talk with you about options for a Montana hunting trip for these other species.

We move to a different camp for our late season hunts in November. These hunts are considered a migration hunt and generally snow is on the ground. This camp is a much shorter horseback ride, however the country is equally rugged and diverse for elk hunting and mule deer hunting.

Elk hunting and mule deer hunting in the late season is the classic late season hunt with snow, colder weather and the bulls and bucks in bachelor herds. You will do a lot of spotting, tracking, and other late season techniques this time of year.


Late Season Wilderness Rifle Hunt Schedule

Dates Duration Availability
10/30/2017 to 11/05/2017 7 days Closed
11/06/2017 to 11/12/2017 7 days Closed



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