Montana DIY Elk Drop Camp
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This is a DIY hunters dream. Hunters will leave on horseback to a remote wilderness camp. This camp has been placed in a location where the elk are abundant. The ride will take a few hours, this puts hunters away from roads, logging trails and other hunters. The camp has wall tents, firewood, camp cook, meals and a wrangler with mules to assist with trophy recovery. This is the best a DIY hunter could ask for. Hunter gets to wake up and hunt. This is a 5 day hunt with 2 days of travel on horseback (1 in and 1 out). This is a general season tag. Non-residents have roughly a 50-70% chance to draw with 0 points.


  • Species: Rocky Mountain Elk
  • Average Classification: 250 - 310
  • Shot Opportunity: 70
  • Weapons: Archery, Rifle
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB17990-01
  • Tag Availability: Draw
Classification details:

Bigger bulls have been taken in the area.

Available Dates

September 01, 2020 - November 01, 2023


  • Price: $4,200.00


Southwest Montana, Montana, United States of America

Refund Policy:

Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.


This hunt can be arranged as an archery or rifle hunt. Hunter will ride into a remote camp dropped off to hunt. The outfitter will supply a camp cook and wrangler to help hunters navigate. Meals and lodging are provided. Remember this is grizzly country, so it is important to have someone managing the camp so hunting is the focus. This type of drop camp is truly the only way to experience this wilderness area. One of the few locations you can still have a DIY hunt of this type. This is a a full five days of hunting with 2 days of travel on horseback (1 day in and 1 day out).

HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

  • Lodging & Accommodations: Wall Tent

    Lodging & Accommodations Scale

    5 - Cabin/Lodge

    4 - Bunk House/Trailer

    3 - Wall Tent

    2 - Backpack Tent

    1 - Client Provided/Hotel

Backpacking/canvas tents will be provided on this hunt. Hunter must bring their own sleeping bag. These tented camp facility includes separate canvas sleep and cook tents. Each tent has a wood stove for heat! You will be sleeping on cots with foam mattress pads. We recommend that you bring warm sleeping gear as it can be cold at this elevation. Hot showers will also be made available upon your request in our heated shower tent.

  • Menu & Food: Field Kitchen

    Menu & Food Scale

    5 - 5 Star Catered

    4 - Full Kitchen

    3 - Field Kitchen

    2 - Backpack Food

    1 - Client Provided

You will be served breakfast, juice and plenty of cowboy coffee prior to each mornings hunt. A quality sack lunch will be provided each day to prevent wasting time returning to camp for a midday meal. When you return the fires will be burning and a nice hot meal will be served. Our food is first class – you won’t be disappointed! You are also able to hunt while traveling on your days in and out of camp. All of our hunts on horseback are to and from the base camp and to the hunting areas.

  • Physical Conditions: Heavy Hiking

    Physical Conditions Scale:

    5 - All Vehicle Access

    4 - Light Hiking

    3 - Moderate Hiking

    2 - Heavy Hiking

    1 - Extreme Back Country

Hunter should be prepared for some heavy hiking in the pursuit of bulls. Also be prepared with bear spray as there are grizzlies in the area.T he terrain varies from easy to difficult. You can expect great scenery, and the challenge of hunting elk and other game. We recommend, if at all possible, that you arrive a day or two early. This will help you acclimate to the altitude and you can enjoy some sightseeing or hiking. We want you to keep in mind that your physical condition is very important. We want you to have a safe, enjoyable hunt!

Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

Final destination city is Bozeman, Montana. Outfitter will provide transportation from Bozeman for an additional fee. Option to rent a car from Bozeman and drive to West Yellowstone. Horseback into the wilderness.


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Mountain Hunt with day pack hunting, from remote spike camp. Important to pack a good layering system as this hunt requires hiking at higher elevations. The weather can be freezing in the morning and 70+ in the afternoon. These tent camp facility includes canvas sleep and cook tents. Each tent has a wood stove for heat! Hunter will be sleeping on cots with foam mattress pads. It is recommended to bring warm sleeping gear as it can be cold at this elevation. Hot showers will also be made available upon your request in our heated shower tent. To hunt during the archery season, hunters must purchase a $10 bow and arrow license after obtaining a hunting license. A certificate showing the completion of a Bowhunter Education course or a prior year's archery license from any state is required to purchase the bow and arrow license.

What Outfitter Provides

  • Wood stove
  • Backpack tent
  • Horses saddle & tack
  • Camp cook

What to Bring

  • Hunting hat and gloves
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Blaze Orange Hunting Vest
  • Bear Spray
  • Moderate to cold weather hunting clothing-layering system recommended
  • Hunting knife
  • Binoculars & rangefinder
  • Rifle with 20 rounds of ammunition
  • Comfortable and durable hunting boots
  • Rain gear


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