What to Know About Antelope Before You Hunt Them

Antelope running through a field

Hunting a new species for the first time can be an exciting experience. No matter where you reside, there are some animals that just aren’t native to that area. Generally, you have to travel to find certain animals, which makes it a special experience. For example, you are far more likely to find antelope (or… Read more »

The Benefits of Hunting with a Guide

A man poses with a bear he successfully hunted at Elk Ridge Outfitters

One of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a hunter is going on a trip to explore a new area your friends or family. Hunting in a new location can present a few challenges: new species, unfamiliar terrain, a different climate than you’re used to. While most hunters would welcome a new challenge,… Read more »

What to Look for in A Hunting Outfitter

Two people stand behind an elk they successfully hunted

Hunting trips are a great way to get away from the stress of life and unwind doing something you love, while also creating lifelong memories. It’s quite an investment, and not something you get to do too often, so you should make sure everything about the trip is perfect. If you want to have the… Read more »

What to Do During a Slow Hunt

hunter walking through forest with dog

Hunting can be an exhilarating experience. However, there will also be slow moments as you’re waiting for your prey or simply taking a rest. So, how can you pass the time? Here are a few ways: Bring your smartphone It’s always a good idea to bring your smartphone on a hunt just in case someone… Read more »

How to Stay Warm While Hunting in the Winter

winter forest with deer in middle of snowy field

The winter weather doesn’t have to stop you from going out on to a hunt. However, there are a few extra steps you need to take. Namely, you need to dress for the cold. But dressing for the cold is more than just adding on layers and hoping for the best. Read on to learn… Read more »

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness While Hunting

Group of hikers with backpacks and sticks walking on a mountain at sunset - Four friends making an excursion in the nature

Whether you’re a beginner hunter or a seasoned veteran, many people who come to Montana to hunt underestimate the effects of higher altitudes. In fact, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to not prepare for higher elevations before your hunt. When your body isn’t used to higher elevations, you can experience fatigue,… Read more »

Top 3 Mistakes People Make During a Hunt

hunter walking through forest at dawn

Whether you’re hunting antelope, black bears, or mountain lions, hunting is a difficult sport. Your first few hunting trips will likely involve several mistakes. This is normal and shouldn’t diminish your enthusiasm. However, you can reduce the likelihood of these mistakes by being aware of them beforehand. You’re unprepared for higher elevations Many beginner hunters… Read more »

How to Store Wild Game Meat

meat stored in a freezer

Hunting is an exhilarating activity, full of ups and downs. When you finally get a kill, you’ll be filled with a sense of satisfaction and pride. After all, hunting is no easy trip! You’ll also be gifted plenty of wild game meat. Chances are, though, you won’t be able to use the meat all at… Read more »