2022 April 17-20, or 25-28, 2022 (2×1’s up to 6 hunters per week)
This Merriam’s turkey hunt takes place in 50,000+ acres of private land in east-central Montana. The landscape consists of beautiful pine ridges, creek bottoms, and hay meadows which create the perfect habitat mixture for these birds to thrive. Birds will primarily be pursued using run and gun techniques in conjunction with decoys and calling, but blind hunting is available. Access to such a large block of land and focusing on the limited offtake of mature birds ensures that each hunter has the highest quality hunt possible.
Lodging comes by way of a comfortable 12-bedroom and 10-bath facility that assures all the comforts of home. Wonderful meals will be prepared fresh each day by the lodge’s resident cook. If Merriam is on your list to complete the slam, this is the hunt for you!
$2,450 plus license & $50 Montana Guides & Outfitter fee
*$1,000 second turkey trophy fee
Purchas upon arrival.
4 days guided hunting at a 2X1 ratio, meals, lodging, in-field transportation, in-field trophy care, transportation of trophy to local taxidermist
Airfare, license, tag, conservation stamp, alcoholic beverages, taxidermy/shipping of trophy parts, gratuities airport pickup/drop-off in Billings
Fly to Billings MT, rent car and drive to lodge located near Forsyth, MT. Outfitter will provide directions.
Day 1 – Travel from home to Trophies West Lodge near Forsyth, MT. Please arrive at the
lodge between 1:00-4:00 P.M. If flying you will need to arrive into Billings, MT. where you have the option to
rent a vehicle and drive to camp or be picked up by a representative of Trophies West. If you elect to utilize
Trophies West airport pickup services you must plan to depart the airport at 1:30 P.M., please book flights
accordingly. Drive time from Billings to the lodge is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Day 2-5: Hunters can expect to be in the field all day but could return to the lodge
for lunch depending on what area they are hunting. If you do not return to the lodge your respective guide
will haul lunch to the field. Please discuss the daily routine with your guide prior to beginning the hunt.
Day 6 – Depart from the lodge in Forsyth to begin your trip home. Please plan to
depart the lodge by 8:00 AM. Do not schedule departing flight prior to 11:30 to ensure ample time is allowed
to travel from the lodge to the Billings airport and clear security without being rushed
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.