ELK AND MULE DEER EARLY RIFLE SEASON
starts September 15 each year.
If you are looking for a true Wilderness hunt, that is deep enough in the back country for you to experience a true horseback, fair chase experience, in wild country that supports excellent elk , whitetail and mule deer habitat with an opportunity to harvest a respectable bull or buck, then this hunt is for you.
Our Wilderness base-camp is 15 miles into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in an area that offers timbered slopes with pristine alpine mountain meadows, basins, ridges and streams. While we can hunt right out the door of our tents, we will usually ride horseback or hike each morning into remote areas that offers excellent hunting opportunities. The Highest hunting elevation is about 8600 feet along ridges that look into high mountain basin lakes. The combination of these habitat types create an excellent location to hunt for mule deer and bugling elk.
We will be hunting in Hunting District 150, in the heart of the Young’s Creek Drainage. We will be offering Rifle hunts that start at the peak of the elk bugle season. The early Back Country Rifle season opens on September 15. Each rifle hunt is 7 days in length. When you purchase an elk/deer combination tag, you can harvest a Brow-tine bull elk and any antlered Mule or Whitetail deer. The Brow-tine regulation has been effective in producing bigger more mature age class bulls. Other species that you can hunt are moose, black bear, mountain goat and wolf with the proper permit or license. In addition you can fish some of the best trout waters to be found anywhere and only a stone’s throw away from camp. Deer or elk only combination licenses are also available if you want to focus on only one animal.
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HUNTERS MUST APPLY BY MAY 1 TO MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTING DISTRICT 133. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR IF SUCCESSFUL, CONTACT US FOR DETAILS
HUNTERS MUST APPLY BY MAY 1 TO MOOSE HUNTING DISTRICT 150. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR IF SUCCESSFUL, CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.
Black Bear are common and may be hunted as the primary species or in conjunction with our Elk/Deer hunts. Hunters must take and pass a bear identification test before purchasing a Black Bear hunting license. There are two ways to take the test and receive your certification: • ONLINE at FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov and search ’Bear ID Test’ OR • MAIL IN – Request a mail-in test by calling 406-444-2535. Licenses will be available online or over the counter.
If you are interested in harvesting a wolf, we suggest that you buy a wolf tag (or 2 or 3) and hunt in conjunction with our other hunts. Wolf hunting is generally opportunistic when we focus on elk and deer. However, 2 of our hunting guides are some of the best “wolf howlers” anywhere. We often take a morning or evening and hunt specifically for wolves.
Outfitter & Guide: Connie Long and Mack Long
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