Offering the BEST hunting opportunities in Montana !!!!
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Sunset Guest Ranch
Archery Hunts * Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting * Elk *
Waterfowl * Small Game
in the beautiful surroundings of the Blackfoot River Valley at the base of Markum
and Mineral mountains in W. Montana, is where you will find the McCormick's
Sunset Guest Ranch.
at The Sunset Guest Ranch we hunt in area 290, a 20 mile by 10 mile valley that has been
designated archery only since 1950. This region of unsurpassed
natural beauty has two rivers, two lakes, a reservoir, and numerous
creeks and streams. As a result of this lush environment, there
is a large trophy whitetail deer population, abundant flocks of
waterfowl and an ample elk herd.
also hunt with rifles in the nearby mountains. We'll do a fair
amount of walking, so we recommend you be in somewhat shape for
ELK & WHITETAIL DEER HUNTS
Sunset Guest Ranch is located in the center of the bow
area. It is a private ranch that consists of 1600 acres with eight miles of the
big Blackfoot River running through it. The fishing and hunting areas consists
of prime woodland, open fields, swamps, alfalfa and grain fields.
have an opportunity to receive
Two buck tags and two elk tags per season
hunter begins the day before sunrise with a substantial breakfast. The hunter
is then conducted to a tree stand for the morning hunt. To be within bow shot
(15-25 yards) of a large buck is an incredible experience. Mike will put you there,
alone, in silence, to await his arrival. On each hunt every year you have an excellent
chance to get a trophy buck.
Sometime during mid-morning you return to the house for coffee to plan the midday
drives, and night stands. Deer drives are usually conducted after lunch leaving
the hunters enough time to get to their evening stand.
We believe that given the excellent food source, low hunting pressure, and general
health of this herd, that the next Montana state record will be taken from this
area. Several Pope and Young bucks are taken in the area every year.
The Sunset Guest Ranch is an owner operated hunting venture with full service.
The log "bunkhouse", accommodating up to five hunters, is a cabin that
features five beds and a bathroom. There are shared facilities in the bunkhouse (with washer/dryer in the bathroom! ) with additional bathing facilities in the main house. Hearty meals prepared fresh
daily and served in the main house. All you need to do is bring your personal
gear, bow, your license and lots of arrows. Everything else is provided.
The bow area consists of a high
mountain valley that is a ranching community. The elk began coming into the grain
and alfalfa fields about twenty years ago. Once they found the lush feed they
began staying in the valley for longer and longer periods of time. We now have
a herd of about 200 head that stay all the time. There are some good sized bulls
and a few monsters to chose from. This provides us with great pattern hunting
which we do much the same as the whitetail. During hunting season some of the
mountain elk come into the hay meadows to feed especially during the rut. These
are also easily patterned. For these elk we tree stand morning and night.
an area in the mountains that has been four point elk
only for 15 years. This is where we go to bugle the
elk in. There are some really nice bulls in this herd.
Nothing is more exciting then when you bugle that great
big bull into bow range. We use rifles as well. For
this type of hunting you need to be prepared to do a
fair amount of hiking in the mountains.
AND GOOSE HUNTS
Join us for some of the very best
duck and goose hunting you will ever experience.
An excellent addition to any hunt.
Located in the Pacific flyway the Helmville valley is full of lakes, ponds, rivers
and streams that abound with waterfowl. Many of our whitetail hunters return year
after year to enjoy the waterfowl hunting.
HUNTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
5-6 hunters per hunt limit
9 day, 7 full hunting days for $4100
9 day , 7 full day river bottom $3900
7 day, 5 full hunting days $3700
5 person group rates and youth discounts available
5-6 HUNTERS PER HUNT
$250 per day
1 non-hunter per hunt
$1000 Deposit for Reservations
IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION A REFUND WILL-BE MADE ONLY IF HUNT IS REBOOKED
Dates are subject to season openings.
For reservations a $1000 deposit required
References available upon request
reservations or more information call:
Mike, Janice or Lori McCormick
Sunset Guest Ranch
Janice or Lori McCormick
Sunset Guest Ranch Rd.
HELMVILLE, MT 59843
* (406) 793-5574
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