All hunts are fair chase for free, roaming elk. Hunting strategies include "spot,
stalk, setup & call", rattling and ambush using ground blinds. There are no “high”
Location and Description
The 5,200 acre ranch is located in the foothills of the Little Snowy Mountains about
30 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana (Maps). At an elevation of 4,600 feet the
ranch is headwaters to four intermittent streams. Dense ponderosa pine forests and
spring-fed coulees are lined with aspen and fir. About 2/3 of the ranch is timbered;
the east end consists of rolling grasslands and pasture. The area provides excellent
habitat for trophy elk, whitetail and mule deer, antelope, bear, mountain lion, turkey,
and other small game.
Elk Creek Family Outfitters is a private, family-owned outfitting business which
operates guided hunts on our own deeded land as prescribed by Montana State law.
The ranch has been in the family since the early 1900's.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during the hunting day or smoking in
the cabin are not permitted.
Camouflage patterns that work well in our area include:
Average daytime temperatures in September are in the 50's and 60's. Bring rain gear
and appropriate clothing. We advise bringing hunting equipment such as cow and bull
calls, knife, bone saw, range finder, and binoculars. Archery targets and cover scents
We will assist in field dressing your elk and transporting it to local wild game
processing and taxidermy facilities. Hunters are responsible for all processing
and taxidermy fees and shipment of meat and mounts. You may wish to bring a camera
to photograph that trophy bull elk!
This non-typical seven point shed antler officially scored an amazing 193 6/8 points!
Assuming a matching side and an average spread width, this monster bull would have
a gross score of an incredible 426 points!