Meet the Owners & Learn the History

We are delighted to have this opportunity to welcome you to Sage Peak Outfitters and share its incredible wealth of history with you! Having worked with the previous owners Kurt and Melissa Puckett for years, it is an honor to take over the reins of Sage Peak Outfitters and continue its success, bringing not only our dreams to fruition but also those of its previous owners.  It is a blessing to be involved with a business of such deep history and tradition. Vick Bensen started the Covered Wagon Ranch in 1925 and in 1927 he placed the hunting wilderness camp where it still sits today. In the early 1980’s Ed Hake took over Covered Wagon Outfitters-Outfitting and passed the business on to Dennis Alverson in the early 2000’s. In 2005 Kurt Puckett bought the business from Dennis and changed its name to what it is today, Sage Peak Outfitters. In 2009 we began leasing 40,000 acres of the Sitz and Rice Ranches for our Private Ranch Hunts in addition to our Wilderness Hunts. We are excited to follow in the footsteps of those who have built Sage Peak to what it is today and are dedicated to maintain its western traditions and legacy. We hope you will take a moment to visualize yourself sitting horseback, preparing to stalk some of nature’s finest animals in the absolute finest big sky country, and then give us a call!


Josh + Amanda Abbott