Bear/Gopher combo hunts
Spring black bear season is open from mid-April to mid-May. Generally, we choose to hunt bears in early May. During this time, the bears are just coming out of hibernation in search of lush, tender feed. Montana has a fair chase law, which prohibits the use of dogs or bait. We locate the majestic bears by glassing from vantage points and then plan our stalk. This is an exciting method of hunting, and our success has been high. The bears here are unique in that they come in a variety of different colors phases.
During the middle of the day while the bears are sleeping you will have an opportunity to test your shooting skills by hunting gophers (a small version of the prairie dog). This is a great sport in our area as the number of these small animals is unreal. Your favorite varmint rifle is recommended for this sport or a 22 will do.
You will be staying on a working cattle ranch so you will also have the opportunity to experience the ranch life if you so desire.
We only take two bear hunters per season to put less pressure on the bears and increase the opportunity for hunters to a take good bear.
All food, an excellent full time cook, guides, stock, tack, and lodging are furnished. You will need to furnish your motel rooms before and after your hunt, rifle, sleeping bag, personal gear, meat processing, and taxidermy costs. There are meat processors and taxidermists locally that will take care of your processing, shipping, and taxidermy needs. We will prepare all hides, heads, and capes for your taxidermist if you prefer. Bear hunters that stay the full seven days and don’t get an opportunity to take a legal bear will have the option of returning the following year for $1000.00 plus the cost of the bear license.
These hunts are sold first deposit has first choice of openings. A 25% deposit is required to book a hunt with another 25% due along with the submittal of your license application, balance due at time of hunt. Deposits will be refunded if you are unable to obtain your license otherwise deposits are non refundable.