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Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) hunting regulations and dates are released in February of each year. Please check the MFWP website for confirmation of season dates.

Antelope Hunting on Montana Ranches

Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters offers antelope hunts in the rolling hills of the tall grass prairie. Our hunting areas are well managed private land ranches east of the Crazy Mountains. Antelope herds roam these hunting areas in abundance, allowing for trophy quality bucks. Antelope season is a beautiful time of year with brilliant fall colors as the backdrop of a unique hunting experience in the western States. It is a fun and affordable hunt to experience with friends or family. Come join us in pursuit of the fastest animal in North America.

Season: October 12 – November 10, 2019 (Season dates subject to change. Dates released by MFWP in February of each year.)
Hunt #1: Oct 11-14
Hunt #2: Oct 15-18
Hunt #3: Oct 19-22
Location: Big Timber Ranches
Accommodations: lodge, meals provided
Trip Length: 4 days: arrival day, 3 days hunting, departure on last hunting day
Price: $2,500 per hunter 2×1 hunt
License needed: Antelope license for permit areas 570-20, 340-20, 510-20
License deadline: June 1st

Season: October 12- November 10, 2019 (Season dates subject to change. New dates released by MFWP in February)
Hunt Dates: TBD with Outfitter at time of booking
Location: ranch northeast of Billings, MT
Accommodations: local motel in Worden, MT, meals included at local restaurant
Trip Length: 4 days: arrival day, 3 days hunting, departure on last hunting day
Price: $2,500 per hunter 2×1 hunt
License needed: Antelope license for permit area 540-20
License deadline: June 1

Hunt dates: TBD with Outfitter at time of booking
Location: ranch northeast of Billings, MT
Accommodations: local motel in Worden, MT, meals included at local restaurant
Length: 5 days: arrival day, 4 days hunting, departure on the last day of hunting.
Price: $4,500 per hunter
License needed: General Big Game Combination License or Deer Combination License and Antelope License (area 540-20)
License deadline: March 15th for Elk & Deer applications. June 1st for Antelope applications.

For specific information about our partner ranches, please download our Private Land Ranch information guide.
Private land hunting guide - Rifle

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Licensing info for antelope hunting

Antelope is by special draw. Applications for the antelope draw are available online typically the third week of March. The application deadline is June 1st. Please see the hunt packages above for our permitted areas.

General licensing information

Important Information for Resident and Non-Resident Hunters before applying for hunting licenses

If you were born after January 1, 1985, you are required to show proof of completing a Montana hunter safety and education course or an approved hunter safety course from any other state or province prior to applying for or purchasing a hunting license whether the hunting license is for rifle or archery.

All first time bow and arrow license purchasers must enter their bowhunter education certificate number (NBEF) or a previous years archery license number from any state or province.

If you intend to purchase a black bear license for the first time, you need to have passed the FWP Bear Identification test. It can be found online at FWP’s website. Click on Education, then Hunter Education. Choose Bear Identification Program.

All licenses requiring a kill tag such as deer, elk, wolf, mountain lion, mountain goat, antelope, etc. will be mailed to you from MFWP. Make sure the address you used when you applied for or purchased your license is the address to which you want your license mailed. If your purchase included a combination license, then the conservation & fishing portion of that will also be mailed to you. Always print a copy of your application and receipt. This is your proof of application. Once the draws are posted you will want to be checking your mail to be sure you receive your license. If you do not receive your license within 3 weeks of the posted draw, call MFWP and let them know. Licenses purchased online not requiring a kill tag must be printed from your home printer. These licenses which are now in your physical possession are valid for immediate use.

If you need to purchase licenses for yourself and immediate family members, you must do so in separate transactions and provide the appropriate identification required for each individual.

Non-residents who do not have an ALS number established and are purchasing a conservation license for the first time must be prepared to provide the last 4 digits of their social security number per Montana Code Annotated to comply with the Federal Welfare Reform Law. A conservation license is required when purchasing a hunting or fishing license.

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Hunting Deposit & Payment Policy

A partial deposit of $1000 is required to book your hunt. The $1000 partial deposit will be refunded if you do not draw a license. The drawing takes place in mid-April. The remainder of the deposit (50% of the cost of the hunt) is due when the draw is posted and is non-refundable. The balance of the hunt is due 30 days prior to your hunt and is non-refundable. Hunts not fully paid by this date will be considered cancelled. We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance. Montana Outfitters & Guides Association suggests Global Rescue Travel Insurance. All Hunt Prices include a $50 fee for the MOGA Hunter/Angler Defense Fund.

We accept Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard only) and Checks. Make Checks Payable to: Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc.