Guided Archery Hunting –
Deer and Antelope
Eastern Montana is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those seeking an exhilarating and rewarding archery hunting experience. Guided archery hunting in this region offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the vast, rugged landscapes and pursue a variety of challenging game species.
The region’s diverse terrain, which includes rolling hills, prairies, and wooded areas, provides the ideal habitat for a wide range of game, including mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, antelope, and more.
And archery hunts are an exhilarating challenge. Our archery hunts are favored among many. Bachelor groups of deer and rutting antelope bucks fill our ranch landscapes. Deer and antelope populations are doing great on our ranches and we are ever so optimistic that they will continue to thrive.
Before embarking on the guided archery hunting adventure, our hunters receive comprehensive pre-trip information and preparations. This includes understanding the local hunting regulations. It’s crucial for participants to be physically fit and practice their archery skills well in advance to ensure a successful hunt.
The benefit of opting for a guided hunt is the access to exclusive hunting grounds that are not easily reachable by the general public. Our guides lead hunters to prime locations where game is abundant, increasing the chances of a memorable hunting experience. Moreover, they share valuable insights, offer tips on tracking, calling, and stalking, and ensure safety throughout the journey.
For instance, the best methods for hunting these early season mule deer is spot and stalk. It’s a true test to ones patience and drive when hunting these unpredictable animals. For those that choose to hunt whitetail, tree stand and ground blinds will be your best method. Antelope strategies vary depending on the time period. If the rut is on and in full swing, decoys work well. If it’s hot, ground blinds at water holes are always promising. And of course the traditional spot and stalk across the prairie country can be beneficial using rolling hills and draws to sneak close.
Many of our hunters book for a deer hunt and add an antelope making it a combo. One must draw a deer tag which historically is 100% success on drawing. Antelope hunting requires an antelope permit which is also applied through a draw. Drawing success has been increasing substantially for these antelope permits and is now close to 100%. Combo hunts last 6 days, Deer hunts 6 days and Antelope 4 days.
Antelope season starts approximately the middle of August. Hunts will be conducted starting then until the end of the month for antelope. Combo and Deer hunts will start at the beginning of September and last throughout the month.
Apart from the thrill of the hunt, guided archery hunting in Eastern Montana allows participants to connect with nature in a profound way. Observing the wildlife, witnessing breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and experiencing the tranquility of the wilderness all contribute to the transformative power of such an adventure.