Montana Antelope Hunts
Montana offers some great pronghorn antelope hunting opportunities for rifle
or archery antelope hunters. Antelope hunts can also be combined with a mule
deer or whitetail hunt. Give Bearpaw Outfitters a call today, they'll
explain all the details.
Antelope Hunting Fees
Type Of Hunt - Cost Each
Antelope Guided 1x1...$2950
Antelope Guided 2x1...$2950
Antelope & Deer 1x1...$5950
Antelope & Deer 2x1...$4950
Doe Antelope 1x1..........$950
Doe Antelope 2x1..........$750
Non-Hunter.......$250 to $500
DIY Antelope Map..........$495
Hunt Areas & Trophy Quality
Bearpaw Outfitters operate on private ranch leases near Miles City in eastern
Montana, these properties offer quality antelope hunting opportunities. Most
hunters have taken pronghorns ranging from 12 to 16 inches, including several
Shot 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 60 yards.
The best rifle hunting method involves glassing herds of antelope until the
right buck is spotted, then a stalk is planned to get within range for the shot.
Archery hunting is mostly done at waterholes and feeding areas in
blinds placed at prime locations
Archery antelope hunting starts August 15 and runs into November 8. Rifle season
opens in early October and runs to November 8. Rifle antelope and deer combo
hunts are available in late October and early November.
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.
Motel (Town Hunts): Stay in town near restaurants and shopping. Hunters pay for their
choice of rooms and meals. Guides will pick up and return hunters to their room each
day. Remember to budget $80-$150 per day for your room amd meals.
Temperature and Weather
August is quite warm with daytime temps often between 70 to 95 degrees. September
and October may frost at night, but days often warm up to 40 to 75 degrees. Late
October and November temps often range anywhere from 0 to 60 degrees and snow is possible.
10-Day Weather Forecast
before leaving for your hunt.
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, last year rifle
hunters had 76% draw success in this area. Antlerless Antelope Tags are
available over the counter beginning August 10,
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.
Rifle Antelope apply for Hunt#...........007-20
Archery Antelope apply for Hunt#......900-20
Antlerless Antelope apply for Hunt#...007-30
Antlerless Deer apply for Hunt#.........007-03
Montana Hunting License....$15.00
Either-Sex Antelope Tag......$205.00
Antlerless Antelope Tag.......$205.00
2nd Antlerless Antelope.......$50.00
Antlerless Deer Tag.............$80.00
Montana Archery Permit......$10.00
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 bring a sleeping bag and pad
Taxidermy and Meat Processing
Both 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.
Contact Bearpaw Today
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 deadlines.
We look forward to meeting and hunting with you,
Dale, Tara, & The Staff