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.

Turkey Hunting on the Yellowstone

We have healthy wild turkey populations on our Big Timber ranches. Turkey hunting packages are available upon request. Please call 406-579-3866.

Seasons: Fall -Sept 1 – Jan 1, 2020    Spring – Check online with MFWP.
Hunt Dates: Call 406-579-3866
Location: Yellowstone Ranches in Big Timber, MT
Accommodations: not included in price
Trip Length: day hunting
Price: Fall: $300 per person/per day (guided) Spring: $350 per person/per day (guided) ​
License needed: check MFWP for updated information
License deadline: check MFWP for updated information

Season: varying, check MFWP for the most up-to-date season dates
Location: Big Timber Ranches, Yellowstone River
Accommodations: no housing or meals provided
Trip Length: day trips
Price: varies according to species choice and hunt combinations
Walk & Wade Fishing: $560 per person/per day
License needed: Deer – Apply in general draw online, MFWP, for license.
Turkey, Duck and Goose – Purchase licenses online through MFWP
Fishing – Purchase licenses online through MFWP

Season: Duck, Goose, and Turkey (check MFWP)
Location: Yellowstone Ranches
Accommodations: not included in price
Trip Length: day hunting
Price: $500.00 a gun/per day (guided)
License needed: check MFWP for updated information
License deadline: check MFWP for updated information

Create your own custom hunt/fish combination with this unique adventure package. In just five minutes from Big Timber, you can access five miles of Yellowstone riverfront with brush and cottonwood trees, lots of water and channels. This landscape provides the perfect home for deer, turkey, waterfowl, and fish.

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

Fulfill Your Sense of Adventure.

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.

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