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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.

Premier Elk Hunting in Montana

Elk hunting with Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters provides one of the finest elk hunting experiences in the Rocky Mountains. We take a limited number of clients which allows us to ethically sustain wildlife populations and provide world class hunting experiences year in and year out. We manage the resources to provide long term sustainability for generations to come. MFWP describes our elk populations as “over-objective.” The combination of our private and public land concessions allows us access to diverse landscapes and habitats with always another place to go hunt elk. Our guides are licensed, experienced and focused on the client and their hunt. Fair chase hunting with Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters allows a unique experience for both archery and rifle hunters. Come join us for a hunt of a lifetime.

Montana’s licensing for elk is through a draw system. There are avenues you can improve your odds of drawing with which your Outfitter can help you. When you book a hunt with us, we are attentive to your questions and your hunt experience from the time you first contact us until you depart from your hunt.

We offer wilderness and private land hunts for both archery hunters and rifle hunters.

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

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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.