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.
Plan A Hunt
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.