Prairie Dog Shooting
Prairie dog shooting is probably one of the
finest shooting activities the hunter can
participate in during the off-season.
Montana is a top prairie dog hunting destination and
Bearpaw Outfitters private ranch
leases offers some of the best prairie dog
shooting in Montana.
Best of all, there is no limit, and no license
Unless you have done it before, you
can't imagine the fun of prairie dog shooting,
there are hundreds of these varmints to shoot.
You are welcome to shoot
any coyote seen and hunters are welcome to take
one badger if they want one to mount.
hunters, pistol, muzzleloader, sharps, or
modern rifle hunters are welcome on these
hunts. In fact, you are welcome to bring as many
weapons as desired. Give Bearpaw Outfitters a
call, we will explain all the hunting
details and options so you can arrange the best
Bearpaw Outfitters will offer shooters many tips
about ling range shooting and shooting in windy
conditions. This is the perfect setting for this
type of training since there's plenty of repeat
shooting. In only one or two days,
shooters greatly enhance their shooting ability.
This is the fun part, most hunters bring two or
three rifles and a pistol or two. I highly
recommend bringing at least one .22 semi-auto
rifle and/or pistol. You will want to have 500
to 1000 rounds per day of ammunition with you. I
also recommend that hunters bring their bow if
they are archery hunters, this is great practice
Badgers are often seen while prairie dog
shooting. Since they do eat prairie dogs we do
not shoot too many. But anyone who wishes to
mount a badger is allowed to take one if spotted
during the hunt.
Licenses & Hunter Ed
or Hunter Education is required for prairie dog
most effective method is to stay fairly mobile,
moving from place to place after shooting
numerous prairie dogs in each location.
Hunters should bring shooting bags, shooting
sticks, and bipods if you have them, and several
weapons each because barrels get hot.
We operate exclusively on
private property in Central and Eastern Montana. We currently have
thousands of acres of private ranch land with
numerous prairie dog towns for quality
and Best Time
no specific hunting season, prairie dogs,
badgers, and coyotes can be shot year around. Prairie dog shooting
can be done
from March to August when other seasons are
closed and hunters want a fun summer shooting
We offer guided hunts for any
size group. The more people in your party, the
cheaper the cost.
There's plenty of prairie dogs for everyone.
Motel “Town Hunts”:
Stay in town near restaurants and shopping. Hunters pay for their choice of room
and meals. Non-shooting guests
are welcome at no additional extra charge.
the summer weather is normally dry and hot,
but the wind usually blows enough to keep it comfortable. Check current weather forecasts on the
Montana Home Page before
leaving for your hunt.
What’s Not Included
Taxidermy, or any necessary
licenses for other animals, gratuities, and any
other items not listed as being included. Bring
your personal gear, snacks, and drinks.
Call Dale or Tara at
(509) 684-6294 to ask questions book a
hunt. Use the
to send a deposit by postal mail.
Be sure to sign up for the
Wild Update Newsletter so
hunt information and reminders of licensing
We look forward to meeting and hunting with you,
Dale, Tara, & The Staff
types of weapons and practice your shooting skills.