Preparation

Despite the best of intentions, any hunting experience can go awry if a hunter is ill-prepared. We can’t stress the importance of physical preparedness or familiarity with your equipment enough. Whether you are Private Land Elk Hunting, Wilderness Hunting, or hunting Montana Antelope on our hunting ranches, it is essential to have what you need when you need it. These are the essentials:

Archery Season Checklist

  • A bow with a minimum draw weight of 60 lbs with case
  • A sling for your bow
  • At least 6 arrows
  • Field points
  • A minimum of 6 three or four bladed, fixed non-mechanical broadheads
  • Montana Hunting License – Anything that you have received in the mail from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
  • A bow stamp on an old license from your state of residency, or Hunter Safety Certification card or number
  • Pack boots with liners that will work with stirrups
  • Hiking boots with rubber soles (for Hunting in Montana in warm weather)
  • QUIET Camouflage such as, Treebark Realtree, etc. (anything QUIET)
  • A large waterproof bag or 2 smaller bags to hold your Elk Hunting Gear (which will weigh 50 pounds or less)
  • Water Bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Day pack
  • Range finder
  • Camera (preferably weatherproof)
  • Head Lamp
  • Personal Items
  • Clothing appropriate for temperatures from the teens to the high 70s

Rifle Season Checklist

  • A good elk rifle (270, 7mm, 300, 338)
  • Pack boots with liners that will work in conjunction with stirrups
  • Light weight boots
  • Binoculars
  • Range Finder
  • Camera (weatherproof if possible)
  • One box of shells
  • Orange vest
  • A large waterproof bag or two smaller bags that can hold gear weighing 50 pounds or less
  • Day pack
  • Montana Hunting License – Anything that you have received in the mail from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
  • Head lamp
  • QUIET clothing suitable for temperatures from the teens to the upper 40s
  • Any personal items you deem necessary
  • A container for water

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

  • Sleeping bag with liner
  • Cot, foam mattress, and pillow
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Good Mountain horses, saddle, scabbard, and tack
  • Transportation to and from the Gallatin Field Airport in Bozeman, MT
  • Hot, hardy meals
  • In Field Care of Game
  • One-on-one Elk Hunting Guides for personal attention
  • Lodging and meals the nights before and after your Hunting in Montana trip

In addition to providing our clients with Elk Hunting Gear, we supply them with three hearty meals a day, transportation, and accommodations—and all of this is included in the price of our Montana Elk Hunting Trips. When it comes to Guided Elk Hunting, our experienced Elk Hunting Guides can help even the newcomer to Hunting in Montana have an unforgettable trip. In addition to Montana Elk Hunting Trips, we specialize in Big Game Hunting in Montana such as Private Land Elk Hunting, Wilderness Hunting, Trophy Whitetail Hunts, Mule Deer Guided Hunts, and even Antelope Montana hunts. We’ve provided helpful information on Montana Elk Hunting Regulations and can even help you obtain your Elk Hunting License Montana. Sage Peak Outfitters are trusted Elk Hunting Outfitters in Montana who pride themselves on their commitment to excellence.