I'm looking for a lead on locating someone to pack in the gear for two hunters in early MT elk rifle season into either hunt districts 150, 151, or 316. I'd like to hear from anyone who has done a similar hunt also. Any stories? Thanks.
Quite a spread of real estate between 150 and 316. I pulled a goat tag in 133 which is part of 150 and 130. both your areas pretty tough go but thats why its a wilderness area :smile:What are you hunting just elk or deer, bear ???? I'll find you a couple of #'s that might help you. Good luck on your planning
Gunslinger338; we're after elk and deer both, but deer is secondary. Without having hunted either of the areas before I'd just like to see if either wilderness will work out for the early opener time wise and budget wise. I would imagine drop camp packing is pretty low on the priority list for most outfitters. Are there any legal problems with FWP if I use someone thats not a licensed outfitter to just pack gear in and meat out? And what about helicopters, anybody ever do it?
up around the 150 area you can try Cameron Lee and Kirk Hassler phone # 406-387-4051
in your 300 area try Frank with slip and slide ranch phone # 406-848-7648 or slipandslide.com Both are real good people and if they can't help you they will know somebody who can. My daughterwas backpacking all last week in 150 she said it was 27 when she got up and frosty. And one night it snowed. So dress warm when you head this way. Let me know if you need anymore info.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...