Category: Hunting Tips

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 »

The Top Five Hunting Tools You Need

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For a successful hunt, you need to have the right tools for the job. We don’t just mean your rifle or bow (although those are certainly important). Instead, we mean the actual tools that you will be carrying around in your hunt pack. Here, we detail the top five hunting tools you should have with… Read more »

The Top 3 Tips for Gopher Hunting

gopher

Montana is mostly known for black bear and antelope hunting, but did you know you could hunt gophers as well? Gopher hunting can be a challenging yet exhilarating experience. However, not many people know the best ways to hunt gophers. Here, we discuss the top three tips you should know before you head out for… Read more »

What to Bring to Your Antelope Hunt

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Antelope hunting season is just around the corner. However, before you head out to Montana’s lands, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need for your hunt. From camouflage to rifles to the basic necessities, we discuss what you should get when you start preparing for your antelope hunt. Camouflage Camouflage is a… Read more »

Black Bears vs. Grizzly Bears

Black Bear

During black bear season, it is essential that you know how to differentiate between black and grizzly bears. While hunting black bears is permitted during this season, hunting grizzlies is always illegal, so knowing the difference can ensure you have a successful experience. When identifying the type of bear, you should not rely solely on… Read more »

How to Track Like a Pro

Learning to Track Like a Pro

Tracking can be one of the most rewarding parts of a hunt. There’s nothing quite as thrilling as putting your primal predatory instincts to work in pursuit of a kill. Some seasoned hunters, rather than hunkering down in a deer blind or a tree stand, rely almost exclusively on their tracking skills to reach their… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Antelope Hunt

Preparing for an Antelope Hunt

Antelope offer the opportunity for a challenging hunt. The combination of their natural speed and their innate senses requires a different hunting approach than may be used for other game. If you’re looking to join Elk Ridge Outfitters for an antelope hunt, or planning on heading out on your own, here are a few tips… Read more »

Switch Up Your Targets to Improve Accuracy in Bowhunting

Switch Up Your Targets to Improve Accuracy

As a hunter, it can be very frustrating having a target in your sights and miss entirely once you pull the trigger or release your arrow. What went wrong? You’ve been practicing regularly, and when you are, you’re hitting the target almost dead on every time. The answer you’re looking for might be in switching… Read more »

Essential Scent Management Tips for Elk Hunters

Want to bag an elk? If so, our number-one tip is to avoid letting them smell you. This is easier said than done, of course. Elk have a strong sense of smell, and if they catch a whiff of your scent they’ll hightail it away in no time. Here are a few helpful scent management… Read more »