Three Reasons Why You Might Consider Hiring a Montana Hunting Outfitter
Montana Whiskey Co. loves hunting. Here’s a quick perspective on DIY hunting, reasons to hire a Montana hunting outfitter, and a good start on how to choose a hunting outfitter.
Do it yourself?
Many resident Montanans, like the Montana Whiskey Co. crew, prefer do-it-yourself hunting on public land. We grew up here and enjoy many opportunities … so for us, it’s DIY and pretty straight forward.
Or hire a Montana hunting outfitter?
Here’s the three reasons to hire a hunting outfitter …
- You struck gold by drawing a coveted special permit and your looking to get on an equally coveted patch of private land. An outfitter with the right lease can get you on that Montana hunting ranch.
- You need help packing into a remote area, like the Bob Marshall Wilderness
- You just plain need help. Nothing wrong with that! Not everyone grew up here like us, and if you’ve never hunted Montana, you’re going to need a hand.
Wondering how to find Montana hunting outfitters?
Crack open a copy of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Bugle magazine and look for their extensive “Outfitter’s Camp” listings. Organized by state, Bugle ranks each outfitter with a level of support, so look for the highest numbers first. If an outfitter, like any of the following, makes supporting the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation a priority, they’re established and know what they’re doing. Found an outfit that looks good? Check their references too!
- Broken Arrow Lodge, Erwin and Sherry Clark
- ICR Outfitters, Wade Durham
- Montana Guide Service, Edwin Johnson
- Montana High Country Tours, Inc., Russ Kipp
- Rich Ranch, Jack and Belinda Rich
- Rugg’s Outfitting, Kip and Ray Rugg
- Silver Bow Outfitters, Len Howells
- Wilderness Lodge/Skyline Outfit, Cameron Lee, 800.257.0580
And you’ll find bunches more …
Old Pointer says: This post smells a lot like deer and elk and not enough like birds. Don’t forget to take your bird dog hunting!