Montana Whitetail Deer Hunting
March 15 - Buck Mule Deer License Deadline
June 1 - Antelope Application Deadline
Aug 10 - Begin
Purchasing Antlerless Mule Deer Licenses
Whitetail deer hunting in
Montana is the best kept deer hunting secret in
the west. There are excellent numbers of
whitetail bucks inhabiting Bearpaw Outfitters
whitetail deer hunting leases. What's really
impressive is how many whitetail bucks per day
have been spotted while whitetail hunting on
these hunting ranches. Many whitetail deer
hunters have seen 10 to 30 bucks in a
Montana's reputation for
trophy Mule Deer hunting has overshadowed
it's excellent whitetail deer hunting and most
hunters are just learning about these under
hunted whitetails in Montana.
Bearpaw Outfitters whitetail
deer hunting leases have excellent whitetail
timbered hillsides and brushy pockets for
bedding and agricultural valley
bottoms with excellent feeding areas.
Montana Whitetails have a
reputation for getting big. Antlers
on mature bucks are often 16" to 22" or more in
width and many have good tine length, mass, and
scoring potential. The abundance of food produces large bodied
northern bucks weighing up to 200 pounds or more.
The Budget and Trophy
Whitetail hunters usually bag
mature whitetail bucks with 16" to 22"
or larger antlers.
The Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt
involves more time so hunters have the time to
hunt more areas in an effort to find the very
best buck possible. This hunt usually
produces good quality 18" to 22" or larger bucks.
Whitetails here are
plentiful and bow hunting them during the dry
September season over water holes and game
trails leading into agricultural fields is very
effective. Rifle hunting them during the
November rut can also offer you a prime
opportunity of bagging yourself a trophy class
animal. Quality whitetails are more abundant in
Montana than in most states, so it is possible
to see several mature bucks in a day. Shots often range from 100 to 300
yards so sight rifles dead on at 200 yards.
We operate exclusively on
private property in Central and Eastern Montana.
We currently have many thousands of acres of private
ranch land leased to ensure quality hunting.
Hunting methods often
include spot & stalk hunting, glassing and
spotting open hillsides and brush pockets,
or sitting and
watching water holes and feeding areas. Lots of good
hunting country has good vehicle access, so we
can accommodate hunters of any physical
The rifle hunting season is generally 5 weeks long,
starting in late October and ending on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
There is always a couple weeks overlap
of Deer and Antelope seasons, so combo
hunts are available in late October and early
hunters love the mid to late November rut hunts.
Archery hunting season opens
September 6 to October 19. There are excellent
locations for stands and blinds just waiting for
The seasons are set so
that the hunting is good all the way
through. The opener and the next week are
always popular with Deer/Antelope combo hunters
who will want to book at that time. Trophy hunters
and those who want to experience a rut hunt
hold out for mid to late November when the big
bucks tend to be more visible.
We offer the option of
booking your hunt with various guide ratios so
you can build a hunt that best suits your
desires and budget. We have 100% shooting
even with the group hunts year after year.
Motel “Town Hunts”: Stay in town near
restaurants and shopping. Motels are only 5 to
10 miles from most hunt areas. Hunters pay for their
choice of room and meals. Guide will pick up and
return hunters to their room each day.
Non-hunting guests staying in town are no
charge. Budget about $50 per day for meals and
September will have frosty
nights, but days often warm up to 50 to 70
degrees. October temps often range from 20 to 50
degrees and snow is possible. November usually
runs 20 to 40 degrees and snow is very likely
which makes the hunting even better. Check the current
weather forecast with the weather link on the
Montana Home Page before
you leave for the hunt.
Licenses & Hunter Ed
are available as outfitter sponsored or general
Either way the cutoff date is March 15, so don't
put off organizing your hunt! More
information is available on the
Details page. Hunter Education is required if you were born
after Jan 1, 1985.
Taxidermy and Meat
services are not included, but are available
What’s Not Included
Your personal gear, motel
room, meals, meat processing, taxidermy,
licenses, gratuities, and any other items not
listed as being included.
Contact Us Today
Email with any questions or to book a hunt.
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look forward to meeting you and hunting with you."
Dale, Tara, and The Staff