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Montana Hunting

   Eastslope Outfitters can give you guided access to thousands of acres of private hunting land in southeast Montana. We offer Montana hunting properties on private ranch & farm land within an hour’s drive of Billings, Montana.

   Game-rich habitat includes: Sagebrush, prairie grasses, pine ridges, sandstone buttes and coulees, heavily timbered river bottoms, and cropland that is rich in alfalfa, corn, sugarbeets and spring grains.

   To preserve the hunting experience, we limit hunters on our properties.

   Our primary hunting camp  -- WHITETAIL CAMP -- is located on a private ranch about 10 miles north of the rural town of Custer in southeast Montana.

 

Deer-Bird Combo

WHITETAIL DEER: In Montana, we call them “Ghosts of the Yellowstone.” Majestic genetics and rich habitat continue to produce quality animals here, year after year. Whitetail hunts are primarily conducted from safe, high-quality tree stands: we have 30+ available spread throughout the Yellowstone river bottom, which is thick with willows, wild roses and towering Cottonwood trees. 

 

MULE DEER: If you like the challenge of tracking and bagging mule deer, we have thousands of acres of diverse habitat. We favor the spot & stalk method of hunting. These hunts are not for the faint of heart -- bring good walking boots and your hunting smarts; there is a lot of country to cover.

 

Package deer hunts include the bonus option of guided hunting for doe or for other species if you bag your deer early, including pheasant, upland birds, Canada geese, ducks, wild turkey or even prairie dogs, as conditions allow. These bonus hunts are no extra charge; however you must provide your own guns, ammo and licenses. With prior arrangement, a fly fishing day excursion to the Bighorn River is an option for two or more.

ANTELOPE: Antelope hunting can be added to deer hunt for an additional fee.

  

5 DAY/6 NIGHT packages are available. Please inquire by email for rates and more information.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
NOTE: We are not equipped for credit cards. Personal or business checks, please.

Packages include lodging and meals at our Whitetail Camp in the Yellowstone River valley.

NOT included in Combo package: Licenses, game cleaning/processing/shipping, ammo, gear, guide/staff gratuity, and alcoholic beverage.

 

Click here for more DEER PHOTOS


The deadline for non-resident Montana license application is March 15. Apply online at http://fwp.mt.gov/.  Non-resident deer tags are drawn by a lottery system. In the unlikely event you are not drawn, your reservation deposit is refundable.


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Antelope

Many antelope hunters combine this package with a Deer-Bird Combo.
   Methods may include spot and stalk, decoy or waterhole blind hunt, depending on the situation on any given day (weather, feeding habits, time of hunt, etc.).

   Antelope hunts include the bonus option of hunting for other species, including pheasant, upland birds, Canada geese, ducks, wild turkey or even prairie dogs, as conditions allow.

   Our hunts are limited. Please inquire for availability and rates.

   The deadline for antelope tag application is June 1. Apply online at http://fwp.mt.gov/

Antelope hunters are drawn by a lottery system. In the event you are not drawn, your reservation deposit is refundable. Archer applicants must have proof of bow-hunter certification or previous archery license from Montana or other states.

 

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Ducks & Geese

   Eastslope Outfitters was honored to be selected as for the book North America's Greatest Waterfowl Lodges & Outfitters (Author Chuck Petrie).

  The Yellowstone River in southeast Montana is the major resting area in the central flyway for more than 100,000 migratory birds, with 70 miles of protected water not far from our privately leased lands. We can offer exclusive hunting for waterfowl on numerous private fields, where birds are less wary.
  Package includes local hunts for pheasant/upland birds at no extra charge once you bag your limit.

You must provide any additional guns, ammo and licenses. With prior arrangement, a fly fishing day excursion to the Bighorn River is an option for two or more, or consider a Cast'n'Blast Combo.
   Waterfowl season in Montana runs October - January.  Early-season weather can be unpredictable, anything from Indian Summer to winter squalls. Generally, the colder the weather in Canada, the better and earlier the migration of birds south through Montana flyways. Providing the Yellowstone River remains open, as is typically does, honker hunting in our nearby fields can be excellent November through late-January.

   Your guide will provide flushing and retrieving dogs. Guests are welcome to bring their own trained hunting dogs. Outdoor kennels are available, but in most cases, we allow clients to keep well-behaved dogs inside the house at Whitetail Camp with the understanding a cleaning/damage fee may be charged should the need occur. Crates are appreciated.

 

3 DAY/4 NIGHT packages are available.

50% required to hold reservation.
NOTE: We are not equipped for credit cards. Personal or business checks, please.

Packages lodging and meals at our Whitetail Camp in the Yellowstone River bottom.
A duel-location hunt  -- add day(s) on the Bighorn River, 85 miles to the south  -- is available for additional charge.

NOT included: Licenses, game cleaning/processing/shipping, ammo, gear, guide/staff gratuity, and alcoholic beverage.
  You’ll need a valid Montana Waterfowl license, as well as a Conservation License. Both available online at http://fwp.mt.gov/.  You’ll also need a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, available at any Post Office.

 

Click here for WATERFOWL PHOTOS

 

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Wild Pheasant & Upland

   Picture it: a crisp Fall day in Southeast Montana, with the air fresh, the colors glorious and the brush-filled draws exploding beneath you as the dogs flush out wild pheasant, sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge. There's nothing like wild bird hunting in this area, but a caveat: our hunts truly are wild bird hunts. We don't plant pen-raised birds -- just being upfront so you know what to expect.

   Bird numbers will depend on Mother Nature. The availability of game will differ depending on weather, hatches and predators. If you're wanting a genuine hunt for birds in the wild -- or to introduce your young hunter to the original, skill-related experience --this hunt is for you.

   Bring good walking boots, as some days we’ll cover a lot of ground. Most clients prefer their lighter 20-gauge shotguns for fast action. Bring plenty of ammo. 

  Pheasant/Upland hunts are mostly on our properties in the Yellowstone River valley. Package includes local waterfowl hunt at no extra charge once you bag your limit. You must provide any additional guns, ammo and licenses. With prior arrangement, a fly fishing day excursion to the Bighorn River is an option for two or more. Or you might consider a Cast'n'Blast (hunt/fish) Combo.

   DOGS: Guide will provide flushing and retrieving dog. Clients are welcome to bring their own trained hunting dogs. Outdoor kennels are available at Whitetail Camp, but in most cases, we allow clients to keep well-behaved dogs inside the house with the understanding a cleaning/damage fee may be charged should the need occur. Crates are appreciated.

 

3 DAY/4 NIGHT packages are available. 50% required to hold reservation.
NOTE: We are not equipped for credit cards. Personal or business checks, please.

Packages include lodging and meals at our Whitetail Camp in the Yellowstone River bottom.

A duel-location hunt  -- add day(s) on the Bighorn River 80+ miles to the south -- is available for additional charge, or you might consider a Cast'n'Blast (hunt/fish) Combo.

NOT included: Licenses, game cleaning/processing/shipping, ammo, gear, guide/staff gratuity, and alcoholic beverage. 

You’ll need a valid Upland Bird permit, as well as a Conservation License, available online at http://fwp.mt.gov/.  If you would like to ad waterfowl huntin, you'll need a Montana Migratory Bird License(available online) and a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, available at any Post Office.

 

Click here for BIRD PHOTOS

 

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Wild Turkey

Add a fall turkey hunt to any full-service hunt above. We have a nice population of Merriam Turkeys on our hunting lands. Inquire for availability and rates.

 

Cast'n'Blast Combo

   Want it all?

   Eastslope Outfitters can customize your trip to include both fishing and hunting. Cast ‘n Blast trips in the Fall include Bighorn River trout fishing combined with a hunt of your choice (typical combination is trout and waterfowl). Cast'n'Blast Combos are typically based out of our Bighorn River facility, OLD HOOKERS GUEST HOUSE. Lodging and meals included.

Inquire for rates: Email: eastslope@msn.com

 

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DEER   •   ANTELOPE  •   DUCKS/GEESE   •   PHEASANT/UPLAND   •  TURKEY  •   CAST'N'BLAST  

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