Hunting

Local information

  • The Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest is ten minutes from the motel and trophy-class elk, mule deer and whitetail are definitely out there. You’ll also find black bear, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. There is a very huntable antelope population with some nice bucks on nearby state land and BLM land. Altitude ranges from 5,000 to 9,000 feet … pretty mild for a Rocky Mountain hunt.

     

     

  • If game bird hunting is more your style, we have strong sage, sharp-tailed and mountain grouse populations. The waters of the area attract migratory ducks and geese on the overlapping edges of both the Central and Pacific Flyways.

  • For the details, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ website. Their Interactive Hunt Planner lets you choose a species and get all the regulations that apply. The site has hunting district, topo and land-ownership maps, plus population and harvest statistics. Start at Montana Fish, Wildlike & Parks under Hunting, then click Planning a Hunt and then the Interactive Hunt Planner icon.

    We really are a motel for sportsmen – your hunting dogs are welcome and we’ve got gun-racks in the rooms and skinning gambrels in the side yard. We’ll update you on local conditions when you get here.

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    A section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a 20-minute drive from the motel. Along with the built-in satisfaction that comes from hiking the Divide, it has some great scenery and wildlife-viewing opportunities.

    See the Hiking section for the Humbug Spires, where there’s climbing in just about every grade. “The Wedge”, which stands at the head of the valley, is an alpine rock experience with mostly crack climbing. Two other formations in the area – Dragon’s Back and Homestake Pass – are also popular with climbers. Some of the nicest climbs are only a quarter mile hike from your car.

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