Cowboy Heaven Consulting, LLC
6116 Walker Road
Bozeman, MT 59715
Applications for antelope licenses must be in to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks by
Call or e-mail for info about which areas your
odds of drawing are best in.
|If you haven't done much big game hunting, or are just looking
to experience a western hunt without busting your budget, an antelope
hunt is a great alternative. It's not some kind of second-rate
hunt by any means, hunting these prairie speedsters is a blast.
Not only is the cost a fraction of what you'd pay for an elk/deer
combo hunt; you're virtually
assured of seeing lots of game and your odds of going home with
an animal are very high. Many of the outfitters we represent
run close to 100% success on speed goats. Of course, if
you are an experienced hunter, you'll still find an antelope hunt
a delightful change of pace from the lung and thigh-busting exertion
you're likely to encounter on most elk hunts. You may still
do a lot of walking, but the country is quite gentle in comparison,
and crawling through the sagebrush is easier than climbing through
the deadfall by any estimation. Most Montana antelope bucks
taken will be in the 13"-14" range, but there's always
the possibility for something bigger. A couple of the outfitters
we represent carefully manage for trophy potential on their leases
and offer a realistic chance at a braggin' size antelope that
exceeds the Boone & Crockett Club minimums for record book
- This outfitter has access to 35,000 acres of private land
supports a healthy population of good antelope bucks, some
in the record class. It's also in a hunting district
with better non-resident drawing odds than most. Lodging
is in a house on the ranch. A four day hunt, with three full
days of hunting time runs $1550, 2 X 1. Hunt dates are from
- 100% success over 17 years, with many trophy-class
antelope taken attest to the quality of
hunting this outfitter offers. Both archery and rifle
hunts are offered. Lodging is in mobile homes on their
ranch, with hunting taking place on vast acreages of their
own and leased land. Three day, 2 X 1 hunts cost $1600,
with 1 X 1 an extra $500.
- These 4-day archery or 3-day rifle antelope hunts take
place in central Montana, in an area with 90+% non-resident
Both are a bargain at $1200, and various combinations for
deer and/or elk can be added (see our deer
hunt page). Hunts originate from a comfortable base camp in
the Big Snowies, and take place on over 40,000 acres of primarily
private land with very limited hunting pressure. Camp will
accomodate up to eight hunters, but groups of six or more
will have an exclusive booking with only your group.
- This is one of the top trophy muley and antelope operations
find anywhere. They operate on leased private land with
excellent antelope populations, and manage for trophy quality
with a very limited harvest every year. While many of
their antelope are taken with a rifle, they are one of the
only outfitters we know of who specialize in bowhunting antelope.
This is done from waterhole blinds, or for a real thrill,
by decoying the bucks during the rut. Frequently, bucks
can be brought to within fifteen to twenty yards of the decoy!
If that doesn't get your adrenaline going, you're beyond help!!
A four-day hunt, with accommodations in a deluxe lodge, costs
$1500, which also includes opportunities for bird and varmint
hunting or fishing.
- This hunt in the Missouri Breaks vicinity also offers good
archery opportunities. Archery antelope tags are issued
on an unlimited
basis, but this area also has better non-resident rifle drawing
tags than much of eastern MT. P & Y class antelope
are taken with regularity. Three-day hunts are $1200,
which also include upland bird hunting. Plus, antelope
can be added to a deer hunt for only an additional $500, which
includes two additional days of hunting.