Category: Hunting Tips

What to Know About Mountain Goats Before a Hunt

Three Elk Ridge Outfitters hunters pose with a Mountain Goat

If you’re planning your first-ever mountain goat hunt, you’re in for a rewarding adventure. These animals, with their snow-white coats and rugged, high-altitude habitats, offer a unique challenge for even the most experienced hunters. Before you embark on this journey, here are some essential insights about mountain goats that will help you prepare: Understanding Mountain… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Spring Black Bear Hunt

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

As the snow melts and the days grow longer, a unique opportunity arises in certain parts of the country – the spring black bear hunt. It’s a time when nature awakens, and with it, the elusive black bear. If you’re gearing up for this incredible adventure, there’s a bit of prep work to be done…. Read more »

Reasons to Give Mountain Goat Hunting a Try

Two Elk Ridge guests pose behind a large mountain goat they've taken down

Mountain goats are found in just a few, mostly remote areas of the country, so the majority of hunters in the United States have likely never come across one. Perhaps, as a hunter, you’ve never even considered the idea of trying to track one down. But you should. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter looking for… Read more »

Tips for Successfully Hunting Mountain Goats

Two hunters pose with a mountain goat after a successful hunt

If you’re a hunting enthusiast, you may want to try your hand at mountain goat hunting at some point in your life. It’s the perfect challenge if you’re looking to push yourself and experience the breathtaking beauty of American mountains. Here are some tips and background information to ensure a successful hunt: Understanding Mountain Goats… 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 »

Why You Should Take a Hunting Trip in 2023

A man poses with the moose he has taken

Hunting is a rewarding hobby that millions of people across the country enjoy each year. Those who hunt often likely do most of their hunting in their home region and enjoy doing so. But if you do that long enough, you may start to get used to hunting the same species in the same area…. 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 »

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 »

How to Hunt a Mule Deer in Montana

Taking Down a Mule Deer in Montana

During the course of an elk hunt, there’s a good chance to spot a big mule deer on the plains of Montana. Assuming you have your deer license in addition to your big game license, this is a great opportunity to take one of these highly sought-after trophies. Today, we’ll share a few mule deer… Read more »