EARLY SEASON WILDERNESS ELK & DEER HUNTS
We offer early season rifle wilderness hunts from our backcountry camp, Hellroaring. Early season hunts are primary target elk. However, if you have a deer license or bear permit they are fair game with no extra charge. These hunts book very early. The early season begins September 15th.
The early season rifle elk/deer wilderness hunt out of Hellroaring is a 7 day hunt (day in, 5 days hunting, day out). We hunt 1 guide to 2 hunters, and take 6-8 hunters on this hunt.
GENERAL SEASON WILDERNESS ELK & DEER HUNTS
During the general season we offer several elk and deer hunting options. General season rifle elk and deer wilderness hunts are run out of our backcountry camp at Independence, and out of hunting cabins in Gardiner.
The Independence hunt is a 7 day hunt (day in, 5 days hunting, day out). We hunt 1 guide to 2 hunters and take 4-6 hunters on a hunt. Wilderness hunts from the backcountry camp typically take place during the first two weeks of the general season, but can extend a third week, weather permitting. We have the use of a cabin and a lodge near the wilderness hunting area as additional accommodation options.
The dates for the 2015 general season Independence hunts are:
Oct 31-Nov 6
The Greater Yellowstone Area hunt offers a limited number of hunters an opportunity to hunt the migration corridor near the Yelloswstone Park boundary. This is the time of year when the elk typically migrate out of the park to winter range, offering hunters the opportunity to harvest trophy bulls.
The Greater Yellowstone Area general season wilderness hunt is a 7 day (arrival day, 5 days hunting, departure day) hunt out of Gardiner, MT. We hunt 1 guide to 2 hunters and take 4-6 hunters on a trip. This hunt provides the creature comforts of a hunting cabin with beds and a shower.
The 2015 dates for the Greater Yellowstone Area hunts are:
Oct 31-Nov 6
GENERAL SEASON ELK/DEER PRIVATE LAND HUNTS
Lazy E-L Ranch - Roscoe, MT
The Lazy E-L is a 12,000 acre family owned ranch nestled at the foot of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness just outside Roscoe, Montana. This combination elk/deer hunt is a 7 day hunt (arrival day, 5 days hunting, departure day). We hunt 1 guide to 2 hunters and take only 6 hunters per hunt.
The 2015 dates for the Lazy E-L Ranch hunt are :
Oct 31-Nov 6
Big Timber Ranch Hunts
The Big Timber Ranch hunts are on thousands of acres of rolling hills, with flowing creeks, elk and deer just minutes outside of Big Timber, MT. Only one of these eight plus ranches requires a special permit for elk.*
Currently, all of our other ranches may be hunted with a general season combination license or individual elk and deer licenses. These hunts are 7 days (arrival day, 5 days hunting, departure day). We take 4-6 hunters, and hunt 1 guide to 2 hunters.
The 2015 dates for the
Big Timber Ranch hunts are:
Oct 31-Nov 6
*The special permit areas for which to apply to hunt elk on this ranch are:
Elk Archery: 900-15
Elk Rifle: 580-22
Elk Cow: 005-00
Non-residents must apply for a big game or elk combination license through the Montana drawing system in order to apply for a special elk permit. You may apply for a special permit at the same time you apply for the general draw. Residents must hold a valid elk license to apply for a special elk permit.
E-E Ranch – Big Timber, MT
This unique hunting and fishing opportunity allows you to plan your own combination
hunting and fishing adventure.
- Five miles of Yellowstone riverfront with brush and cottonwood trees, lots of water
and channels, holds deer, abundant turkey and waterfowl
- 5 minutes from Big Timber
- Phenomenal Fishing
- Combination Hunts Available: Deer, Turkey, Duck & Geese
- Archery or Rifle
- Seasonal Custom Hunts
Deer – Apply in general draw online, www.fwp.mt.gov , for license.
Turkey, Ducks and Geese - Purchase licenses online through MFWP www.fwp.mt.gov
Deer Season: Oct 24-Nov 29
Application Deadline for General Draw March 15
Spring *April 12-May 18
Application Deadline March 6
Fall *Sept 1-Jan 1
Application Deadline July 31
Duck & Geese Season: TBD
*2014 dates listed. MFWP will post 2015 turkey, duck and geese dates by April of 2015.