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Montana Merriam's Turkey Hunting Guide Outfitter

Hunt Merriam's Turkey with Bearpaw Outfitters on private ranch leases in southeast Montana.'s story Turkey Hunting in Montana, says: "As a Western turkey hunting destination, Montana has it all: solid bird numbers (120,000 turkeys by NWTF estimates), exceptional access, and high hunter-success rates."

Shantelle's Montana Merriam's Turkey Hunter


Bearpaw Outfitters have been in business over 40 years. Guide Derek Leidholt lives near Miles City and has hunted this area his entire life. BPO have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Derek With A Successful Montana Turkey Hunter


Bearpaw Outfitters turkey hunters have nearly 100% shot opportunity every year and most hunters wanting two birds get two birds. Derek's experience here greatly increases your odds. See Hunt Reviews.

Montana Merriam's Turkey Hunt


Spring turkey is Apr 15 to May 31, the limit is two male turkey using shotgun or bow. Fall season is Sep 1 to Jan 1, limit is two either-sex turkey using shotgun, bow, rifle, handgun, crossbow, or airgun.

3-Day Montana Merriam's Turkey Hunts

3-Day Hunts

Bearpaw Outfitters best Montana turkey hunt includes an experienced guide, private land hunting for 2 birds, and game care. Cost per person.
Guided 1x1....$2450
Guided 2x1....$1850
Guided 3x1....$1750

2-Day Montana Turkey Hunts

2-Day Hunts

Bearpaw's most affordable Montana turkey hunt includes an experienced guide, private land hunting for 1 bird, and game care. Cost per person.
Guided 1x1....$1850
Guided 2x1....$1350
Guided 3x1....$1250

Turkey Hunting Licenses Are Available Over The Counter


You can purchase Upland Bird Licenses and turkey tags in advance online or buy them over the counter when you arrive in Miles City at Walmart or Red Rock Sporting Goods.
Regulations - Licenses
NR 3-Day 1 Tag..$132.50
NR 3-Day 2 Tags $190.00

Eastern Montana Map To Bearpaw Outfitters Merriam's Turkey Hunting


Follow I-90 to Miles City, Montana. Take exit #138 to get to motels and restaurants. The nearest airport is Billings (BIL) which is 147 miles, a 2.5 hour drive. Flights - Rental Cars - Motels

Shotgun or Bow In The Spring - Rifle, Handgun, & Crossbow Also In The Fall


Long, recurve or compound bows, or shotguns 10 GA or smaller with full or extra full chokes are legal in spring. Rifle, handgun, crossbow, and certain Airguns are legal in fall. See the Regulations.

Another Successful Montana Merriam's Turkey Hunt


Derek pre-scouts the private ranches, he knows roost areas and feeding zones. Calling, running and gunning, spotting and stalking, and using blinds at travel or feeding zones can all be effective.

Montana Merriams Turkey Hunter

Game Care

Derek will skin, clean, and package your meat. Montana law requires breasts, thighs, and wings to be kept. You can donate meat if desired. There is a local taxidermist or birds can be frozen for transport.

Turkey Hunting Techniques Can Be Suited To Your Ability


These turkey hunts are suitable for most anyone, various hunting methods are used, even hunters with physical limitations can be accomodated, your guide Derek will modify the hunt as needed.

When It Rains Hunting Can Still Be Good


When it rains mud can get bad and many roads are innaccessible but if it's not a downpour we can hike into some areas from main roads and hunting can be good. Check the Weather before leaving.

Curtis With His Montana Merriam's Turkey

Not Included

Hunters must provide their lodging, restaurant meals, license and tag fees, gratuities for the guide, travel costs before and after the hunt, taxidermy, shipping, and anything not listed as included.

Go Prairie Dog Shooting After Your Turkey Hunt

Prairie Dogs

After getting your bird(s) you may want to go prairie dog shooting, This area has some of the best prairie dog shooting available. Turkey hunters can add on prairie dog shooting for $550 a day.

After Your Montana Turkey Hunt You Can Go Fishing


After your turkey hunt you may want to go fishing before leaving Montana. We aren't licensed Montana fishing guides so we can't take you fishing, but we can advise good places to go fishing.

Meet The Team

The Bearpaw Team will insure you have a fun and exciting Montana Merriam's Turkey hunt!

Turkey Hunting Guide & Outfitter

Dale Denney

Montana Outfitter

Derek Liedholt: Montana Merriam's Turkey Hunting Guide

Derek Liedholt

Montana Turkey Guide


Please call Dale or Tara or send email with any questions. Use the application to book your next turkey hunt. Sign up for the newsletter to get hunting updates and application reminders.

Office (509) 684-6294

Dale Cell (208) 852-6494

Bearpaw Outfitters, 345 Hwy 20E #A, Colville WA 99114