If you are wanting to get a crack at some of the best Montana big game hunts, we have all the information you need to know.
NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS TO HELP WITH YOUR MONTANA BIG GAME HUNTS AND IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE MONTANA’S OFFICIAL HUNTING REGULATIONS. USE IT ONLY AS A GUIDE. REFER TO THE STATE REGULATIONS WHEN APPLYING.
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Elk hunters can expect good trophy potential in a few of the units, and normally the archery hunts are the best for trophy hunting. Most of the units in western Montana are opportunity type hunts where small to medium sized bulls are common. The eastern units and the Missouri River Breaks country produce some of the best bulls. The Missouri River Breaks country has plenty of public land for a self-guided hunter. Unfortunately, most of the big game hunting in eastern Montana outside the Breaks is on private land, so be sure to secure access before applying, otherwise, with good mapping and GPS skills, hunters can find a few public blocks of land to hunt.
Montana is a great state with plenty of opportunity and some really good hunting. For trophy elk, trophy deer, or trophy antelope, we would advise you to line up a good piece of private land or book a hunt with a quality outfitter. Sheep, moose, goat, and bison units typically have no issues with public access and produce trophy animals every year. Apply, Apply, Apply!