Pronghorn Antelope hunting is another
specialty and Montana is a top Antelope hunting
destination. Bearpaw Outfitters private ranch antelope leases offer
some of the best archery antelope hunting, muzzleloader pronghorn hunts,
or rifle antelope hunting trips in Montana.
Bow hunting or rifle antelope hunts are offered.
hunting can also be combined with deer hunts. Give Bearpaw Outfitters a
call, they will explain all the antelope hunting
details and help arrange your hunt.
Shooting opportunity has
been 100% nearly every year. Rifle shots often
range from 100 to 300 yards so sight rifles dead
on at 200 yards. Bow hunters should practice
from 20 to 50 yards. Most hunters are amazed at
the high number of animals seen on these hunts and
many can hardly wait to come back the following
hunters have taken pronghorns ranging from 13 to
16+ inches, including many record-class bucks.
We operate exclusively on
private property in Central and Eastern Montana. We
lease thousands of acres of private ranch lands to ensure quality antelope hunting.
When rifle hunting we
usually glass herds of antelope with
spotting scopes and binoculars until we find the
right buck. Then we make a stalk
to get within range for the shot.
Archery hunting is mostly done at waterholes and feeding areas in
blinds placed at prime locations. Another
archery tactic is to decoy antelope bucks in
close for a bow shot. When they’re
hot, the bucks may run to within 10 yards of the
waiting bow hunter. That’s an exciting
hunting starts August 15 and runs into November. Rifle Season opens
in early October
Rifle antelope and deer combo
hunts are available in late October and early
Archery Antelope hunting is
best early in the season from August 15 to mid
September while the weather is
hot and bucks are visiting waterholes or
when the bucks are rutting in September.
Rifle hunting is good
anytime during the season. Many years we have
taken the largest bucks
of the season
in the first week of November.
Several guide ratios are offered that include guiding,
transportation during the hunt, and game care.
Motel “Town Hunts”: Stay in town near
restaurants and shopping. Motels are a short
drive from most hunt areas. Hunters pay for their
choice of room and meals. Guides pick up and
return hunters to their room each day. Budget $50-$75 per day for meals and
Temperature and Weather
August is quite warm with daytime temps often 70
to 95 degrees. September
and October may frost at
night, but days often warm up to 40 to 80
degrees. Late October and November temps often
range from 0 to 50 degrees and snow is possible.
Check current weather forecasts on the
Montana Home Page before
leaving for your hunt.
What's Not Included
Taxidermy, meat processing, licenses, motel
room, restaurant meals, gratuities, and any other items not
listed as being included. Bring your personal
gear, snacks, drinks, and a sleeping bag, and pad
Licenses and Hunter Ed
Montana Either-Sex Antelope tags
are awarded by drawing with a June 1 application deadline
to apply. For Archery Antelope we've had 100% draw
and our rifle hunters have experienced about
90% draw rate. Antlerless Antelope Tags are
available over the counter beginning August 9
until sold out. Hunter Education is required if you were born
after Jan 1, 1985. Bow hunters also need proof of bow hunter
education or a previous archery license to get a
Montana archery permit.
- Antelope and Antlerless Application Deadline
services are available locally for a fee or you
can transport your animal home. Local meat
processing is usually done in 1 or 2 days.
Call Dale or Tara at
(509) 684-6294 to ask questions or book a
hunt. Use the
to send a deposit by postal mail.
Be sure to sign up for the
Wild Update Newsletter so
you receive updated hunt information and reminders of licensing
We look forward to meeting and hunting with you,
Dale, Tara, & The Staff
Buck Antelope Hunt 3-Day Rifle,
Guide Ratio - Cost
2-Day Rifle or
Guide Ratio - Cost
Hunt Extra Doe…$300