P.O. Box 321 Lincoln, MT 59639 (406)-362-4483
Your elk and deer hunt will start at the trailhead on day 1 where we will meet up, pack your gear, and adjust your stirrups for the 6 mile horseback ride into base camp. Upon arrival we will unload your gear and get you settled into your 14x16 canvas wall tent complete with cot, foam pad, lantern, and wood stove. After that, depending on weather conditions and how you're feeling after your 2 hour ride into camp we will either saddle up again and head out for an evening hunt or make a short walk from camp to stretch your legs and take advantage of some good glassing points close to camp. We will return after the evening hunt to a hot dinner, prepared by our full time cook, with some casual conversation around the table. Off to bed after some homemade dessert and the morning plans discussed. Day 2 will begin with an early morning wake up call to let you know there is a hot breakfast on the table and a sack lunch ready to be put in your pack. After you eat we will saddle up and head out for the days hunt. We may be hunting just outside of camp or may have a couple hour ride to get to our hunting location for the morning hunt. After the first few hours of light have passed several options are available. We may find a nice vantage point and hunker down for some quality time behind our optics or maybe take a horse ride to cover country and look for fresh sign. Regardless of the option, the day will be spent in the field to try and optimize your time and increase your opportunity of harvesting an animal. After the days hunt we will return to camp for a home cooked meal complete with dessert. We also have a shower tent you can use every night if you desire or if you feel like taking a vacation from good hygiene that's ok too. Day 2 thru 6 will be about the same with minor variations due to weather conditions and location of wildlife. Day 7 will consist of a morning of sleeping in a bit longer and waking to your last morning at camp. While you are eating breakfast, the staff will be loading your gear and getting ready for your final horseback ride back to the trailhead which is usually reached around noon.
In addition to everything else, there is also the opportunity for some excellent fishing. Native cutthroat trout can be caught just minutes away from our base camp. An afternoon or maybe a full day of fishing is a nice way to relax after several hard days of hunting. If you desire, throw in a rod and we can spend some time at one of the fishing holes. We also offer "cast n' blast" packages for clients that would like to combine a few full days of fishing into their hunting trip.
The utilization of spike camps is also a possibility if you are up for the more rugged experience. These spike camps are usually 2 to 3 hours from main camp and will consist of more meager accommodations but are still comfortable. These camps still have cots and wood stoves but will be in smaller 12x12 nylon tents. The dinners will generally consist of freeze dried or dehydrated meals with oatmeal being the main breakfast item as there will not be a cook in the spike camps. You will also be expected to help your guide with the chores of wood gathering and such as he will also have the stock animals to tend to. You may also be asked to help set up these camps as we can not leave them up for the season due to forest service regulations. So please be advised that these hunts will often times require much more work on both of our parts. You can spend between 1 and 5 days of your 7 day trip in one of our spike camps, with the remainder of the days being spent in our base camp. These days do not need to be predetermined prior to your hunt but can be adjust on the fly to best increase your opportunities and wilderness experience. Spike camps are not for everybody but they do help spread out the hunting pressure and can be a very successful way to hunt.
Jake Ingram Lic# 26866
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