September- Early October
Nestled along the Alberta border you will find this sprawling 40,000 acre private ranch that truly is an archery elk hunter’s paradise. The ranch varies in elevation from 4,500 to nearly 7,000 feet above sea level and uniquely contains its own isolated mountain range. This range is steep, rugged, and vastly road less, making it ideal habitat for the large resident elk herds that call this area home. Currently elk populations in the area are at record highs. At the base of this isolated range you will find vast crop fields and prairies that ensure high quality, readily available feed is available year round.
With over 20 years of outfitting experience (15 years on this ranch), our outfitter has the knowledge and experience to put you on bulls as well as the professionalism to ensure each client leaves having a high quality, memorable, overall experience. Hunters can expect to utilize a mixture of techniques throughout the course of a week that include spot & stalk, calling, and sitting on active wallows. Bulls on the ranch bugle freely and readily respond to calling throughout the rut which only adds to the overall experience of an archery elk hunt. The outfitter targets bulls that will be range from 280-320 inches with the outside chance of taking something much larger. Shots will vary but proficiency out to 50 yards with a bow is advised. Historically speaking, archers have experienced 90% shot opportunity on this hunt. Archers need to be prepared physically prior to arrival as one’s ability to hike will have a large influence on the success of the hunt. Overall, if you are an archery looking for a classic western elk hunt that loves to hunt hard this option should absolutely be on your radar!
To go on this hunt you must draw a tag for the 900-20 permit area which typically takes three years’ worth of bonus points. If you have drawn a tag and now wish to locate the right outfitter, or would like assistance applying into the Montana draw- please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected].
1X1 Hunts $7,000
2X1 Hunts $6,000
Archery Elk/Deer Combo
1X1 Hunts $7,500
2X1 Hunts $6,500
* A $25.00 HADF fee assesed on all hunts
**All hunts are 6 days in length
Elk Combo Tag: $850 approx.
MT. Base Hunting/Conservation $25.00
Camp consists of a quaint modern cabin which acts as the central gathering location for everyone in camp to relax as well as enjoy delicous meals prepared by the cook. Four smaller cabins sit directly behind the lodge which allows hunters to have a peaceful nights sleep. Single or double occupancy cabins are available. The main lodge is equipped with a full bathroom and a showerhouse equipped with hot water/ flush toilets also sits between the main cabin and sleeping cabins. The camp is fully equipped with electric day and night.
Hunters will need to fly into Great Falls, MT where you will then rent a vehicle and drive to camp near Shelby, MT.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.