Black Mountain Outfitters, Inc. is located just south of Livingston, Montana in beautiful Paradise Valley. Our nearest airport is the Bozeman Yellowstone Gallatin Field Airport in Belgrade, Montana.
Our backcountry early bugle season wilderness horseback camp is in Hunting District 316. Our archery and general season ranch hunt is in Hunting Districts 315 and 393. None of our hunting districts or seasons require additional special permits. All areas are accessible with a general Montana hunting license.
We hunt two hunters per guide; a one-on-one hunt doubles the price of the hunt. Non-hunters riding along on the hunt are full price. We take 6-8 hunters per hunt.
Non-resident hunting licenses are available by drawing and must be applied for online at http://fwp.mt.gov by March of the year you plan to hunt. Purchase a preference point to increase your chances of success.
Once we receive your half-payment deposit to hold your hunt (first-come, first-served), we will mail a confirmation and gear list. Your balance will be due before June 1st on the year of your hunt. If you need to cancel for any reason, your non-refundable deposit or payment balance may be applied to any future available hunt only if we are able to re-book your hunt. If you think there's a chance you may have to cancel, please purchase trip insurance to protect your adventure. Acknowledgement of risk forms must be signed on arrival.
Your hunt price does not include your license, transportation to and from the airport to the trailhead or lodge, motels, meat processing, taxidermy, or gratuities. Game retrieval, packing, and field-caping are included in the price. There are no hidden trophy fees. Bring a gun you are familiar with and practice at different angles, distances, and rests. Your shooting ability and your rifle are the two things you can absolutely control on your trip to make it more successful. Get in shape and shoot that rifle every chance you get. Meals are home-style and hearty - you will not go hungry in our camp!
Screaming bulls rut throughout our early rifle season opening September 15th. Hunt the famous elk herd north of Yellowstone National Park. This is an all horseback hunt in wild country, and is an unforgettable adventure for any hunter. We hunt out of the same comfortable camp we use for summer trips, with large wall tents, comfortable cots, 4” foam pads, astroturf, and even a gravity flow hot water shower. This is a morning hunt: we allow the bulls to filter back into the meadows in the evenings. Any elk is legal, including cows and spikes, but we primarily kill mature five and six point bulls. If you want to hear elk screaming in the rut, come to the 980,000 acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and ride up the mountain with Black Mountain Outfitters.
We have a prime hunting lease on an extremely productive family cattle ranch with plenty of grass, water, and privacy. You must have a previous bow license or bow hunter education card to pick up your bow stamp to add to your hunting license at any Montana sporting goods store. We stay in a modern log lodge. This healthy native herd provides lots of bugling and extreme excitement for the bowhunter. This is the archery hunt of a lifetime!
Hunt a private cattle ranch in southwestern Montana! We lease nearly 50,000 acres of prime grass country with scattered timber and flowing springs and creeks. Stay in a modern log lodge with all the amenities. Travel by pickup and stalk by foot through this incredible wildlife habitat.
We take elk/deer combo hunts the first five hunts and deer only the last Thanksgiving hunt, when the deer rut is at its peak.
The first three general season rifle hunts are during antelope season and can be upgraded to include an antelope hunt. This is a terrific hunt with lots of action. Bring your entire family or your best friend and share the joy of private ranch hunting in a beautiful area of Montana.
Hunt the shaggy white ghosts of the wilderness peaks from our elk camp in late September or early October, or combine it with your early rifle season bugle elk hunt. The lofty king of the mountain offers an unrivaled hunt from our comfortable horseback camp. Applications for this limited entry hunt are due by May 1st for a chance to touch a bit of heaven.
Listen to our home-raised Redbone hounds work a cold trail as their bone-chilling bawl echoes down the canyons. December and January find us following the footprints of the majestic Montana cougar through a winter wonderland laced with migrating elk and native deer and mountain sheep.
We hunt spring season fair chase spot-and-stalk on private ranches for the gorgeous color-phased black bear, ranging from shiny black fading to brown, or cinnamon shading to blonde.
If you are hunting in the wilderness, pack all your gear in soft-sided duffel bags.
Two smaller duffels are better for the mules than one huge one!