September 15-24, 10-day hunt
This is an opportunity to hunt Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in Montana. Just north of Yellowstone Park lies the unlimited sheep game management units, unique to Montana. This is some of the most formidable, yet scenic, wilderness found in North America. For the best access into the wilderness, horses are most essential. Even with horses and the assistance of this highly-rated, experienced, local outfitter – harvest rates on sheep rarely exceed 25% annually. This hunt requires the upmost in physical and mental fortitude. Rams must be a minimum of 3/4 curl. The area you will be hunting, while low in sheep density, is relatively high in ram quality and 170+ rams definitely roam the area.
Even though these unlimited sheep tags are 100% guaranteed draw, clients must apply by the May 1 deadline. If you have accumulated bonus points for sheep in Montana, your successful draw on the unlimited tag will not utilize your points. In fact, you will still receive an additional bonus point for future draws in limited units. We also encourage clients to apply for a Montana Big-Game Combo (elk/deer) tag which normally has an application deadline of April 1, as these species are also included in the hunt.
If flying, you will need to arrange tickets to Bozeman, where you will then overnight. The next morning you will need to rent a car and drive to Cooke City, where you will meet your outfitter. After going through your gear, you will get on a horse and pack-in, about four miles, to a very comfortable wall tent camp. You will then hunt Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep until you harvest a ram, your 10-day hunt has concluded, or the sheep quota is filled. Each night your outfitter will call-in to check the quota. If he is informed that the sheep quota has been filled, you will have roughly 36 hours left to hunt in a last attempt to fill your sheep tag. However, you will have paid for a 10-day hunt, therefore; upon the sheep quota being filled, and if you were able to obtain a General Big-Game Combo tag, this outfitter will allow you to then hunt elk and mule deer for the duration at no additional cost.
This is an extremely challenging hunt for one of the most magnificent species to roam planet Earth – The Rocky Mountain bighorn. Should you tag a ram, you’ll have reached the pinnacle of North American big-game hunting. Should your tag go unfiled, you can tell your grandchildren you once hunted in Montana’s unlimited sheep units. This is some of the most stunning country in all the world. Also, remember, elk and mule deer are included in the trip price. The risk is high, but so is the reward. One thing is sure, this is a hunt you will never forget. Early booking is essential as WTA TAGS only has one available spot per-year.
* All hunts are 10 days
$1,250 Non-Resident Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
$1,046 Non-Resident Big-Game (elk/deer) Combo
$25.00 Conservation/ Base Hunting License
Guide, In-Field Transportation, Infield Trophy Care, Meals, Wall Tent
Airfare, Overnights in Bozeman, Airport Pickup and Drop Off, Gratuities, License, Meat Processing, Personal Items, Shipping of Meat/Trophy, Taxidermy
Hunters will need to fly into Bozeman, MT where they will then need to overnight. The next morning, they will need to rent a vehicle and drive roughly 2.5 hours to Cooke City where they will meet the outfitter.
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.