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Montana Rivers and Ridges Outfitter has access to over 1.5 million acres of land to hunt elk, deer, and other big game animals within the Bitterroot National Forest. There are seven different hunting districts within our area; these include units 204, 240, 260, 261, 262, 250, and 270. Some of our hunting areas include vast open ridges with timbered draws and old burns, making up some of the best elk habitat in the west. This excellent habitat also allows for great glassing and spot and stalk opportunities. As we operate on public land, we provide an excellent fair chase, spot and stalk hunt. With increased predator harvest and great feed, our elk number have rebounded back to impressive numbers.  


Bitterroot National Forest also boasts a very healthy herd of whitetail deer, with some impressive bucks harvested each year.  We are able to hunt during the rut when a lot of the large buck give way to the nocturnal tendencies to search for does in heat.


Hunters lucky enough to draw a 270 or 261 mule deer tag have a chance to harvest the buck of a lifetime. There are some guaranteed mule deer tags for units 204 and 240. All rifle hunts include deer, elk, and wolf. It is highly recommended that all hunters purchase a wolf tag.


Western Montana archery elk hunts are also available. Chasing bull elk in the Rocky Mountains during the peak of the rut could very easily be one of the most exciting times of your life. To optimize hunter opportunity, we only run our archery elk hunts during the peak of the rut.


Limited space is available and these opportunities book quickly.

Sweat Creek Hunting Lodge


Our hunts include first class accommodations at beautiful Sweat Creek Lodge! This is a spacious 4,400 square foot lodge, located near Missoula, MT. After a long day of hunting, you will have an opportunity to take a hot shower, kick back and relax while your well earned dinner is being prepared by a full time cook. The lodge includes four bedrooms with six beds. A full game room with pool table, shuffle board, darts, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi are all at your disposal. If you are looking for a great hunt with all the comforts of home, you will not be disappointed.




View more information on each big game hunt we have to offer, right here!


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