Montana Prairie Dog Hunting

Bearpaw Outfitters Montana Hunting   (Big Sky Trophy Outfitters)

Prairie Dog Shooting, Coyote Hunting, and Badger Hunting, Exciting Varmint Hunts on Montana Private Ranch Leases

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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 required. 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. Bow hunters, pistol, muzzleloader, sharps, or modern rifle hunters are welcome on these prairie dog 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 hunt possible.

Shooting Skills Training

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.

Shot Opportunity

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 for archers.

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

No License or Hunter Education is required for prairie dog hunting.

Hunting Methods

The 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.

Hunting Areas

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 shooting.

Season and Best Time

There is 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 trip.

Guiding Options

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. 

Temperature & Weather

In 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.

Contact Bearpaw Today

Call Dale or Tara at (509) 684-6294 to ask questions book a hunt. Use the Hunt Application 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  


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Prairie Dog Shooting
2 Hunters per Day Min.

2 Hunters...$275 Each Per Day
3 Hunters...$225 Each Per Day
4 Hunters...$200 Each Per Day

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