Montana Whitetails is a premier fully licensed & insured outfitter in Montana that offers some excellent guided elk hunting trips on managed private ranches. Montana elk hunting can be a very exciting and rewarding hunt. Our elk leases consist of private lands here in Park County Region 3, elk hunting district 315, 314, and 393. Approximately 50% of the elk harvest in the state of Montana comes from Region 3. We accommodate a limited number of trophy elk hunters each year to provide a quality hunt.
We offer both guided archery and guided rifle elk hunts for trophy class bulls across different resident herds here in Southwestern Montana. With several resident elk herds to hunt it allows us consistant success on key private ranches loaded with irrigated alfalfa fields, timbered ridges, foothills, and river bottom sanctuaries full of big game. Our elk hunting is done on semi-rugged to moderately rolling terrain between 5,000' & 7,000' in elevation. This allows us to offer a rather easy and enjoyable style of elk hunting straight from our main lodge, no horses, no pack trips or wall tents. Our elk hunters have access to private land in one of the best hunting regions in the state of Montana . Generally we can access most areas by 4 x 4 vehicle and then walk by foot to get into areas to glass for these bull elk. We are there to assist you during your hunt with calling and removal of your elk as well as any other helpful suggestions you need in order to make your hunt more successful. Elk hunting can be challenging, frustrating, and exhilarating all at the same time. Elk can travel long distances and can be very unpredictable. We will try to do everything we can in order to help you harvest your trophy class bull elk. We use spot and stalk for most rifle hunts. Calling is best in September for our bow hunters during the rut. Tree stands & haybale blinds are also methods that can be used during your hunt. We use a combination of tactics to adjust and get our clients opportunities at elk. We also encourage cow elk hunts to help maintain a balanced, healthy elk herd. This can be an enjoyable time afield with friend's and family while enjoying this sportsman's paradise that is Montana.
Combo hunts for elk & deer, or antelope can also be accommodated. This will allow you to harvest a trophy whitetail deer, mule deer, or antelope here in Montana during your elk hunting trip. This way we can offer you some of the finest all around trophy big game hunting available in the Country during your elk hunt here in Montana.
The Rut: We are located in Southwestern Montana at the foothills of the Crazy Mountains, peak breeding activity is observed around the 21st of September on our private ranches. Some of the private ground that we have access rights to hold some great timber for bow hunters trying to call in raging bulls in September. Bugling bulls revealing their locations are easier for planning set-ups and calling for bow hunters at this time of year. The last two weeks in September are generally good for archery Elk hunts during peak breeding activity here in Montana.
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HUNTING DATES & RATES:
Prices include meals, lodging, and transportation pick-up/delivery to camp from Bozeman airport. License cost are the responsibility of the hunter/client. License costs subject to change yearly outside the control of Montana Whitetails, Inc.
7 Day Archery Combo Trophy Elk/Whitetail Hunt: $8,995.00
7 Day Rifle Combo Trophy Elk/Whitetail Hunt: $8,995.00
7 Day Trophy Elk Hunt: $7,495.00
GRATUITIES GREATLY APPRECIATED:
Gratuities are greatly appreciated by the guides and cook as this is a significant portion of their income. This is a reflection to them of a job well done. An average guide tip is typically 15-20% of the cost of the hunt. If you feel that your guide exceeded expectations, that will often be rewarded by exceeding 20%.
TYPICAL HUNT DATES:
- Archery & rifle elk combo hunts are from Saturday to Saturday - Arrive Sat., Depart following Sat., hunt 6 days Sunday through Friday.
Hunt #1 First week in Sept.
Hunt #2 Second week in Sept.
Hunt #3 Third week in Sept. (Rut Hunt)
Hunt #4 Fourth week in Sept. (Rut Hunt)
Hunt #5 First week in Oct.
Hunt #6 Second week in Oct.
Hunt #7 Fourth week in Oct.
Hunt #8 First week in Nov.
Hunt #9 Second week in Nov.
Hunt #10 Third week in Nov.
Hunt #11 Fourth week in Nov.
(Please check with us for the current dates set by Montana FWP)
*All hunters, including bow hunters coming during the rifle/archery weeks must bring at least 400 square inches of orange to be worn at all times. (equivalent to a vest.)
**September 21st is generally the peak of the rut for elk where we are located here in Montana. Early September and post rut dates in early October have also proven to be excellent weeks to harvest a trophy elk during archery season.