Our outfitting area includes over 300 square miles of some of the very best big game habitat in the lower 48 states. Our local population of elk live in dark timber and hunting during the rut is all about bugling, calling and getting in close, real close. Archery hunts are not for the faint of heart. Being within bow range of a big bull will red line your adrenaline levels!
Fall big game hunting starts with archery elk and this northwest corner of Montana does not have huge herds of elk but instead has many small bands throughout each drainage averaging 6-12 animals. We actually like it that way since fewer eyes, ears, and noses offer us a bit of an advantage. The bulls in this area are also still very vocal and respond to bugling due to a lack of hunting pressure.
There is nothing more exciting than bringing a trophy bull into archery range and typically we start the day by combining bugles with cow calls to immediately locate a workable bull. Frequently we’ll get several answers from a single ridge! This area has a good bull to cow ratio and if a bull has no cows, often times he’ll want to investigate in hopes of hooking up with a harem. If he’s already with cows, he may answer, but he may not want to leave his cows either. At this point your guide will make decision regarding the best course of action.
As is the case with all our big game hunts, our bow hunts are done on foot and above all, you will increase your chances of success immeasurably by being in the best physical shape possible. The ridges are high, the drainages steep, and the timber is thick. Under the best and luckiest of conditions and circumstances, elk never come easy. They’re cagey, wary, extraordinarily beautiful and majestic and will test your nerve when bearing down on you—chest heaving, bugling, raking, on high alert even though they’re hot and all worked up in the rut.
Our archery elk hunts are limited and we deliberately run a small camp with just a few guides on the ground each week.
October through November.
All trips are 7 nights lodging and 6 days hunting. Dates listed are arrival and departure dates (Sat. – Sat.)
Call for price and availability if you have drawn a special permit. The cabins have full kitchens and gas grills for your use for breakfast and dinner. Rates do not include Montana accommodations tax or guide/staff gratuities.
|Package||Cost (per person)|
|One on one hunt||$5000 per person|
|Two on one hunt||$3400 per person|
|Elk combo license||$1001 (approx.)|
|Week 1||October 20 – 27|
|Week 2||October 27 – November 3|
|Week 3||November 3 – 10|
|Week 4||November 10 – 17|
|Week 5||November 17 – 24|
A $1500.00 per person deposit is required to hold your reservation. If you cancel your reservation for any reason your deposit is non-refundable. Otherwise, deposits will be applied to the cost of your reservation. If you are unsuccessful in drawing a Montana license the deposit may be refunded or applied to the next season.
Balance of payment is due August 1st during same calendar year.
After August 1st all payments are non-refundable. It is nearly impossible to re-book cancelled trips after the big game licenses have been issued. For this reason we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance