MONTANA BIG GAME HUNTING
At Montana High Country, we have a hard working, professional staff and A-1 top-notch equipment. Personal service is a must on all of our hunts. To insure this we limit the number of clients per week and have a low client to guide ratio, either 1 on 1 or 2 on 1, unless other arrangements are made. We have the exclusive commercial hunting rights to 250,000 acres of the Beaverhead National Forest, BLM, Montana State Lands and private property where the elevations range from 5,000 feet up to 11,000 feet. Our hunting terrain varies from wind swept peaks above timberline to heavily wooded forest areas, from open ridges and parks to sagebrush-covered hillsides and even dense willow covered river bottoms on private ranches. Our families have been hunting this same area for 3 generations.
We have been outfitting in this area for 35 plus years, which totals to over 2500 days of guiding hunters in the same area. This gives you a real advantage in taking your trophy. Our guides have years of local hunting experience both archery and rifle and are experts in their field, giving you that extra edge. All of this translates into a high success rate for our hunters each year. We have a very high percentage of hunters that return year after year and will gladly provide references to anyone seriously considering one of our hunts.
Preserving the memories is as important as the trip itself and our guides are professionals at caring for your game, trophies and photographs. Whether you are staying in a backcountry tent camp or our guest lodge at the ranch you will sleep in a comfortable bed that will leave you rested and ready for another day of hunting here in our mountain paradise. Delicious, all you can eat, family style western cuisine is prepared by our cooks.
17,000 non-resident Elk – Deer combination and 4600 non-resident Deer combination licenses are sold on a first come – first serve basis with a March 15th license application deadline. Should the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks receive more applications in either category than available licenses by the March 15th deadline, a computerized drawing will take place. Applications must be completed and returned to the MFWP by March 15th. If you decide to book after the March 15th application deadline contact us to see if there are remaining unsold licenses. Unsold licenses are sold online on a first come – first serve basis until quota is reached or the hunting season ends. Note – these licenses have not sold out for the past 4 years. Also recent legislation has created a preference point system for nonresident elk and deer licenses. We are happy to assist our nonresident hunting clients with understanding and using this preference point system when applying for elk or deer.
Elk hunting is our specialty, we offer Elk – Deer Combination hunts, Elk – Antelope Combination hunts or an Elk only hunts and will assist hunters with making to correct application. We suggest all nonresident applicants purchase a preference point when applying for elk or deer and a bonus point when applying for all other Montana Big Game licenses. MFWP License applications links can be found at the bottom of this page.
The moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep permits are available through a lottery and must be applied for by May 1st, all other special permits must be applied for by June 1st of each year. The bear or wolf licenses are available over the counter but must be purchased 5 days prior to hunting.HOW TO GET YOUR LICENSE