Backcountry Elk Hunts
We have a remote backcountry camp in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana, adjacent to the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Our backcountry elk hunts start during the bugle season, September 15 and run through to October 15. This is an early rifle season and the hunts are 7 days long. The horseback ride to camp from my lodge is 22 miles.
Our camp is very comfortable, with wall tents, stoves, cots, foam pads and lanterns. We always have an excellent and congenial cook in camp, with plentiful, home style meals. Our string of horses and mules are the best in the business and gentle for anyone to ride.
I personally guide, and my crew of hunting guides is the best to be found. We all work as a team, and do not feel satisfied until every hunter in camp fills out. Your success of hunting and killing an elk is our main goal!
Lodge Hunts (General Season Elk Hunts)
Our lodge hunts start the last week of October and run until the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is the general season for Montana elk hunting.
These hunts are less strenuous than the backcountry. The lodge is situated right above Deckard Flats, which is the main migratory route for the northern Yellowstone elk herd. We are surrounded by National Forest and just a 1/2 mile from the Yellowstone boundary. We hunt migrating elk as well as a healthy native herd. These guided hunts are 5 days in length.
We take about 130 hunters a year. Our clients come back year after year and tell their friends about us. All of my hunters from my first few years in business are still hunting with us.
We have taken several corporate clients, who use the elk hunt as an opportunity to reward employees or forge bonds with clients. This is the ideal for enjoying yourself and improving your business relationships!
If you have the time, please take a look at the quality elk that our clients take from their expeditions with Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters!
Hunting Gear List
- Montana Hunting License
- Light Coat
- Heavy Wool Coat (wool is our favorite fabric)
- Wool Pants
- Well Broke-in Hiking Boots
- Insulated Pack Boots
- Personal Toiletries, Including Washcloth & Towel
- Mittens & Gloves
- Orange Hunting Vest (cloth, not nylon-400 Sq. In.)
- Wool Cap
- Flashlight & Batteries
- Water Bottle
- Sleeping Bag (good to 0 degrees for backcountry)
- Waterproof Matches
- 2 Boxes of Shells – Please PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE Small Day Pack – Please do not bring a bulky pack and expect to carry it on your horse. You will have saddle bags. It is best to bring very little and stay mobile. It is more important to be able to jump off your horse and be ready to shoot.
THE BEST “GIMMICK” TO GETTING AN ELK: BE IN THE BEST SHAPE, BE ABLE TO SHOOT YOUR RIFLE, WITH AND WITHOUT A REST, HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE & BE PREPARED TO ENJOY YOUR ELK HUNT!
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