Montana Whitetails Hunting News
115" Antler Restriction Minimum
Posted On: December 1, 2011, 6:19 pm
115" whitetail deer Antler restriction: Starting with the 2010 hunting season there will be a 115 inch minimum antler restriction strictly enforced to try and protect bucks that need to mature in order to continue providing a quality archery hunt for Pope & Young bucks well into the future! With a large buck population that will only benefit tremendously with a antler restriction, this step is an absolute must in order to protect the future generations and continue a well balanced whitetail herd through proper harvest of mature bucks and plenty of does. This past season we saw a very well balanced buck to doe ratio, and with the Summer rains that provided optimum antler growing conditions, a antler restriction set years ago would have provided a unprecedented year with a large Pope & Young buck harvest than we could have anticipated!...
This step has been tossed around and extremely supported by our repeat clients who know first hand the true potential of managing our bowhunting only operation on such prime whitetail habitat and archery hunting paradise! a 115 minimum is very liberal considering the potential of letting these bucks grow to 4 years old where they really start to get some character and reach there potential. A lot of 4 years old bucks and older here have the genetics to produce trophy quality antlers with very unique characteristics such as split G-2's, sticker points, forked browe tines, Canadian resemblenced dark antlered bucks with heavy mass, and where starting to see several bucks sporting drop tines!
The uniqueness of this bowhunting only operation is truly to provide a archery hunting paradise with a large, balanced whitetail deer population, as well as one of your best chances in the country to harvest a Pope & Young whitetail buck with archery equipment, right here in the state of Montana! This new antler restriction will be a critical component to the future success and growth of our business in providing one of the best bowhunting experiences in the country!
Thanks, Keith Miller
Montana Whitetails, Inc.
2021 SEASON BOOKING INFORMATION
Posted On: October 6, 2013, 3:33 pm
Apply between March 15th and April 1st for Montana elk and deer licenses. Deposits are now being received for the 2021 Montana hunting season. Most weeks are filling up or full. See the available dates on this page for openings in 2021. Booking terms are as follows: a $2,500.00 deposit to hold your reservation for elk, mule deer, or elk/whitetail combo hunts. $1,500.00 deposit for whitetail and antelope hunts. Click on the information tab in the header of this website, then click on the highlighted online registration link. Complete the registration and submit it. This will hold your reserved dates for 10 days until we receive the required deposit. Once your deposit is received for the dates reserved, you will be locked into those dates. We have excellent whitetail, elk, mule deer, and antelope hunting. Also available are black bear, and moose. Combo hunts are available for elk, deer, antelope, and black bear. Call for details on the best time of season to combine several animals during your hunt. Trout fishing is included when you draw your license. General elk and deer licenses must be applied for between March15th - April 1 of each season, cost is the responsibility of the hunter/client. All deposits can be applied to a future hunt if not receiving a license through the general draw. . Please go online to MT FWP website and purchase one preference point (NOT THE BONUS POINT) in August/September 2 years before your hunt. Purchase your 2nd preference point the year prior to your hunt. You can purchase one more preference point when you apply for your license in March, the year of your hunt. This will give you the maximum chance to draw your non resident MT license. Getting a license is a simple online process through Montana FWP. Call with any questions. Once the applicant acquires the dates they want by sending the required deposit, the next procedure is applying that years booked hunt license application process to begin, which normally starts middle of March. The client at that time will apply for the required licenses and tags through the application process. Please call me if you have any questions during this process. Deposits may be transferred to the following season(s) if not drawing a license and are non refundable. The final step is paying the hunt balance which is due by August 1st of that years hunt. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 717-512-3582 Thanks, Keith
Mossy Oak Deer Thugs TV Show with Montana Whitetails
Posted On: 2014-05-25 18:23:45
Click HERE to watch Jimmy Riley of Mossy Oak Deer Thugs tag a beautiful Montana Whitetail during the early season at Montana Whitetails!
Outfitter Discounted Room Rates at Best Western in Bozeman
Posted On: 2014-06-11 12:35:34
For those of you coming in a day earlier for your trip and arriving on Friday, Best Western Plus, GranTree Inn in Bozeman has a discount for you!
Just call and make a reservation for Friday night and tell them your hunting with Montana Whitetails and receive a special room rate. Just let us know your plans and we'll pick you up on Saturday morning during our normal airport transportation day.
Call Best Western Plus, GranTree Inn at 406-587-5261 or toll free at 800-624-5865 and tell them your hunting with Montana Whitetails to receive your discounted room rate.
Montana Deer Age Results
Posted On: 2014-07-07 16:27:45
Check out some of the bucks we got aged the last couple seasons. With a average of 5.5 years old, our management goals seem to be working.
2020 Hunting Season Ending Report
Posted On: 2015-12-30 11:52:01
The 2020 season started with our archery antelope hunters. We had excellent hunting throughout the entire season with shot opportunities near 100% for most of the Fall. We had a few antelope archery hunters in during September who had success over decoys from ground blinds. They tagged a few good goats with only one bowhunter not getting a shot at a buck. We had 5 guys draw the rifle antelope tag and they killed some good bucks! The forecast was predicting 50+ mph winds for day one of their hunt so we got them out pretty much straight off the shooting range. They tagged 3 of the 5 goats the day they arrived in some strong winds. The following day was indeed 50+ mph winds and was hard to even stand up straight. We spot and stalked for hours trying to find where they where hiding at and eventually by mid day, knocked down the last 2 bucks. We've been 100% successful on rifle antelope for 16 years. With a additional 5,700 acres added to one of our existing ranches for 2020 we'll have a lot more ground to spot and stalk big antelope this coming Fall. Get your antelope application in by June 1 for HD 338-20, and we'll get you a nice antelope buck!
The archery season for elk and deer went extremely well. All of our archery elk hunters had a opportunity at a bull elk except one hunter who hunted for 3 days due to work shceduling. I was guiding him and we had some incredible action with some bulls almost running us over, literally, while laying in some grass on a hillside. We had shooter bulls less then 15-20 yards but could'nt move to get a shot with so many elk on top of us. Another afternoon ended with bulls screaming in our face less then 40 yards away as daylight faded to black and we could'nt pick them out in the dark. Wind swirling on two other hunts had us in the game until we were'nt with bulls working just out of sight then shifting winds ended the party. Overall the 5 archery elk hunters shot 11 shots, killed 3 bulls.
The rifle season started out awesome as elk where hitting the ground with 100% success for our rifle elk hunters. We got some snow and cold early in the season and it made for some great hunting! Our rifle mule deer hunters all got good bucks, some of our better bucks in years so that's nice to see some good mule deer around again. For the second week in two years it warmed up and the elk hunting got pretty tough, not typical warm weather conditions for that time of year makes it very tough hunting. That lasted about a week then we entered the later part of the season getting a few more elk and a few more shots fired at elk. The very last week of the season was a couple whitetail deer hunters, two cow elk hunters, and a bull elk hunter hunting the mountains in HD 314. I had to buy a Polaris Ranger with snow tracks to take advantage of our one elk hunting property. I proceeded to get it stuck, back down the mountain and straight into the shop for a snow plow. That was the ticket. I put one elk hunter in the passenger seat and plowed my way to the top, 10 minutes later he was shooting at a big bull elk. We saw a lot of good bulls up top this year when we finally got up there. Those are memories we'll never forget. Those snow track mountain hunts are something else. Overall a extremely successful season. We take pride in providing opportunities for our hunters to harvest the animal of their dreams and have a good experience.
The 2020 hunting season photo album is complete and posted so you can check out all the photos from last season on the website photo gallery. We thank everyone who came to Montana to enjoy Big Sky Country with us this year! Hope everyone had a great season and enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having you with us to share the memories!
Also, feel free to check our our new Texas operation. Fair chase whitetail and year round free range exotic hunts are available. You can visit our website at www.hunttexaswhitetails.com.
Thanks to everyone again for making another season here at Montana Whitetails one we will never forget...!
Thanks for following us through the season,
2021 Available dates
Posted On: 2017-04-07 15:15:01
Openings available for 2021
August 21st - 28th ( 4 Openings Archery Antelope )
August 28th - Sept. 4th ( 4 Openings Archery Antelope )
September 4th - 11th ( 7 Openings )
September 11th - 18th ( FULL )
September 18th - 25th ( FULL )
September 25th - October 2nd ( 4 Openings )
October 2nd - October 9th ( 5 Openings )
October 9th - 16th ( 5 Openings )
Archery or Rifle Weeks
October 16th - 20th ( 1 Openings ) (Rifle antelope)
October 30th - November 6th ( FULL )
November 6th - 13th ( 2 Openings )
November 13th - 20th ( FULL )
November 20th - 27th ( 3 Openings )
Posted On: 2020-04-04 11:46:57
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