With an abundance of elk, moose, mule deer, bison, white-tail deer, bear, and bighorn sheep in the Red Lodge area, Montana is a big game hunter's paradise.
Local and visiting hunters return each season to the majestic Red Lodge area in Montana for a chance to harvest big game either in their own small groups or on a guided hunting trip. Remember that hunters in Montana must have proof of passing a hunter education course (any state) if born after January 1, 1985.
Where to Go Hunting
Hunters in the Red Lodge, Montana area typically look for game to harvest in Gallatin, Shoshone, Custer and Beaverhead National Forests.
Rentals and Fees
Make sure you have a proper hunting license and valid tags to hunt and harvest animals in season. Deadlines and special drawings for the purchase of licenses and tags vary as well as fees depending on animal, type of hunt (gun or bow), and other specific variances.
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks will have all the information you need to make sure you are following Montana and Red Lodge area hunting regulations and guidelines. Go online or call 406-444-2535.
7-Day rifle and bow trips typically start around $4000/person and do not usually include any license fees or guide gratuities.
Hire a Guide
There are some experienced guides and outfitters listed on this page that can help make your hunting trip a success. Different outfitters are licensed to guide hunting trips in specific areas of Montana. Your guides will make sure you are not hunting in prohibited areas like nearby National Parks, or other restricted wilderness areas.
Don't be afraid to ask outfitters questions about their big game harvest statistics. Book early and get a guide who can take you and perhaps one other hunter on a hunting excursion. Some horseback riding may be necessary to get to the best hunting spots.