2011 Montana elk help please

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by texan79, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here offer any guide services in Montana? Got 5 active military guys that that will be applying for tags and need some help as to where to go. Looking at a DIY trip, as the outfitters seem to cost more than our salaries allow. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated. PM for my email or phone number and thanks to all in advance.
     
  2. BitterrootBob

    BitterrootBob Well-Known Member

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    What kind of trip interests you? There are Wilderness hunts that require backpacking and Montana is STEEP!

    The Breaks offers the opportunity to see many elk and many, many hunters.

    There are areas where you can harvest a cow with your tag. Other areas allow you to take a spike and other areas are brow-tined only.

    Many areas where you can drive to a campsite or stay in a motel and get into elk with a short hike.

    If you want to discuss scouting services let me know. I do a substantial amount of preseason scouting and I always locate herds that I will never hunt.
     

  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    A little more info would be good, like bow or rifle, bulls or cows, book bulls or just hornage, wilderness backpack or regular.
    If one takes money for guiding in MT without an outfitter license more than likely you will get some bad attention from the game warden, but there are some ranches that for a modest trespass fee they will let you on and usually point ya in the right direction and help get it out sometimes also.
     
  4. The Guide

    The Guide Well-Known Member

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    Start scouting now. Use Google Earth and USFS & BLM maps to locate good public areas to hunt. Montana FWP website has lots of info on hunter success rates to help you choose your hunting area. Just remember that if you scout hard your hunt will be more successful. Getting the tag is the easy part.

    Jay
     
  5. MTScout4You

    MTScout4You New Member

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    I know you made the request last year, but did anyone every help you? Are you still in need of assistance? Please let me know, thank you.