Bear Trap Outfitters is proud to announce the addition of a different hunting experience in 2018. In addition to our backcountry trips, we offer private ranch hunts, with free chase hunts organized from accommodations at our private lodges.
Private Big Game Hunts in Montana
Our ranch hunts will take place on our 10,000 acre ranch, and will still have horseback day trips hunting big game in migratory herds of bison, deer, elk and more. Each night we will return to our lodge for a shower, dinner and private rooms. This trip is easier physically compared to our back-country tent camping trips where we travel on horseback and foot. One of our clients recently said, “We hunted on horses/mules and used 4 wheelers as transportation on the ranch. This ranch hunt is not a physically demanding hunt. Anyone could physically do this hunt. They are very accommodating and can tailor the hunt for your needs.”
We hunt the Gallatin Mountain Range with abundant big game herds. We usually see plenty of elk, mule and white tail deer, black bear, wolf and turkey. Our hunting area includes thousands of acres of private land. Additionally, hunters have access to thousands of acres of National Forest and state land. These areas are immediately adjacent to the ranch and are specifically managed for wildlife habitat. As anywhere in the US, game patterns can vary with time of year, hunting pressure, weather and other variables. Your success depends on being able to have all the variables work in concert with your hunting skills, bur we will work to provide all our guests successful shot opportunities.
All hunters must have an appropriate license for the species they will hunt. As of 2020, each hunter must obtain his or her own hunting licenses from the state of Montana. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site provides detailed information on seasons, licensing, bonus points and special permits by hunting district. You can also contact MT FWP by phone (406) 444-2950 or by mail at PO Box 200701 Helena, MT 59620-0701.