If you have ever wanted to ride a horse into the backcountry of Montana to hunt elk and mule deer, here is your chance. This fully guided hunt is a true wilderness adventure. The beautiful scenery, the plentiful game and the comradery of camp, will provide memories for a lifetime. The outfitter is a Montana native who has spent his life packing, hunting and guiding. His experience, work ethic and love of the outdoors means he will do all that is possible to make this hunt a great experience.
This area is closed to all motorized vehicles, so all hunting is done via horseback, mules or simply walking. The terrain can be steep and rugged but also consists of open meadows surrounded by thick timber. Over 20 years ago, several thousand acres of the national forest was burned, and the recovering area serves as an abundant feeding ground for the deer, elk and black bears.
You will be hunting spot-and-stalk and utilizing calling techniques when appropriate. Both archery and rifle hunts are offered. Bulls should average around 250″ B&C. That being said, this area is capable of producing the occasional 330″+. Mule deer in the area average around 140″.
From the trailhead the pack mules and horses will take you and your gear on a five-mile ride to the base camp which is at about 6,000 feet. Base camp consists of a large cook tent, guide tent, sleeping tents, shower tent and of course an outhouse! The camp cook will provide hot breakfast and dinner. Lunches will be brought along by your guide.
If you’re looking for a true horseback wilderness hunt in some beautiful country this is it. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience western elk and deer hunting the way it was done 100 years ago.
Archery Elk & Deer= $4,500 (2×1) 5 day hunts
Rifle Elk & Deer= 5,500 (2×1) 5 day hunts
1×1 hunts add $1,000
$1,046 Non-Resident Big-Game (elk/deer) Combo
$25.00 Conservation/ Base Hunting License
Fly to Billings Mt. rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle and drive to Harlowton.
Meet Outfitter at 8 a.m. and follow to trailhead.
Ride into base camp where lunch will be waiting.
Settle in and start hunting that afternoon.
Hunt the next full 4 days.
The last day hunt the morning hunt and ride out at noon.
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.