Leftover Montana Elk Tags = Hunt of a Lifetime!

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The Chasing Trophy Whitetails crew has a few open archery and rifle elk hunts in the wilds of Montana that are typically reserved for industry members. Now you have the same opportunity to hunt big elk as the outdoor pros!

by the Hunt Daily staff

The call breaks through the dark pine forest. Your heart jumps in your chest. He’s in the next drainage over and now every bugle is a little closer than the last.

The morning chill hangs heavy in the pine-scented air, but you don’t notice. Adrenaline boils in your veins.

Your guide is behind you…somewhere. He sends out a moanful chirp and is answered with a piercing wail that pounds into your head. Branches crack. Your eyes strain to see through the blow-down, searching the horizon for the bull. He’s there, just over the brink.

This is the close game you’ve always dreamed of—a cage match in the high country.

Your guide has gone silent.

What happened?

Another limb cracks drily, and another. Then, you see it—ivory tips swaying through the black and mottled timber.

They’re coming your way.

Game on!

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This is the rush that keeps us coming back to the Western mountains year after year—the thrill and excitement of chasing elk. And when it all comes together…you, a rut-crazed bull, and only a few yards of timber separating you…you’ve already won the game. It’s a feeling that can never be matched until you do it all over again.

By now, most hunters have already made their plans for the year. The good news is, it’s not too late for you to get Montana leftover tags and experience the elk hunt of a lifetime.

The staff of Chasing Trophy Whitetails and Charge Media Adventures set aside these hunts each year for outdoor industry members to combine quality elk hunting and media production services. This year, we have a few remaining spots on our Montana archery and rifle elk hunts and we’d like for you to join us as we pursue wapiti on our private and public land guide territory.

Our guiding operation covers around 50,000 acres of the Lewis & Clark National Forest and around 25,000 acres of private hunting ground encompassing 14 miles of the Musselshell River. Hunters can expect a 70% shooting opportunity on 260- to 320-inch bulls in this area.

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The areas we’ll hunt are easily accessible and not terribly difficult to navigate as far as typical elk country, but may range from 5K feet in elevation near the river bottom to about 7K feet in the timbered draws, foothills, and mountain parks.

Each fully guided and outfitted hunt will last five full days, plus two days for arrival and departure. Hunting style is spot-and-stalk, with two hunters per guide. It’s the perfect setup if you and a buddy have always wanted to go on a guided elk hunt but couldn’t see spending $8,000-$10,000 to do it.

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These hunts are conducted out of a comfortable and fully outfitted wall tent style camp that includes separate tents for dining and sleeping. Shower and toilet facilities are also included. Home cooked meals will be served each evening, with lunches in the field and breakfast before departing on each day’s hunt. All you’ll need to bring is a sleeping bag and your personal gear.

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If you are a serious hunter who has always wanted to pursue elk, this is the opportunity for you to take advantage of the kind of hunting “industry insiders” enjoy—a fully guided, fully hosted elk hunt in Montana. Simply arrive and hunt! Our staff will take care of the rest. But you must hurry. We have only a few spaces left, and the season is almost here.

Contact Ryanne [ryanne@chargemp.com] at Charge Media Adventures for more info or to book your trip today.



Species and Limits: 1 bull or cow elk (5 point restriction applies for bull elk on private land. No point restrictions apply on state land)

Price:  $6,500.00 per person (5-day archery or rifle hunt with 2 hunters per 1 guide)

  • Price includes: meals, lodging, guide, packing out, skinning and caping of game
  • Price does not include: transportation to pick up/drop off point in Checkerboard, MT, hunting license/tags, game processing, taxidermy fees, gratuities, meals and hotel charges before pack in or after pack out date.
  • Note: A wounded animal shall be considered harvested and any continuation of the hunt will be at the discretion of the outfitter.


  • Archery Elk:

Sept 11-15, 2017 (arrive on 10th and depart on 16th

Sept 17-21, 2017 (arrive on 16th and depart on 21st)

Oct 6-10, 2017 (arrive on 5th and depart on 11th)

  • Rifle Elk:

Nov 4-8, 2017 (arrive on 3rd and depart on 9th

Nov 10-14, 2017 (arrive on 9th and depart on 15th)

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive in camp by 3 pm. Sight in your weapon, relax and prepare for the following days’ hunt.

Day 2 thru 6 – Depart in the morning for a fully guided Elk hunt. Break for lunch in the afternoon. Back to camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Breakfast and depart for home.

Transportation: Fly into Bozeman, MT, Helena, MT, or Great Falls, MT, rent a vehicle at the airport and arrive at pick up point in Checkerboard, MT where you’ll be met by our representative at 2 pm and transported directly to base camp (about 40 minutes from pick up location).

Typical Weather Conditions: Temperatures can fluctuate drastically and range from teens to 80 degrees with the possibility of rain or snow. Being prepared for various weather conditions is a must. We will provide you with a recommended gear list once you’ve booked your hunt.

Licensing Details: Leftover Non-Resident General Elk Combo tags are now available for $858 (plus $10 archery permit) on a first come first serve basis until sold out. We will be happy to assist you in acquiring a license/tag. IMPORTANT NOTE: Hunters Safety Card is required for all hunters born on or after Jan 1, 1985.

Processing: Should you successfully harvest an animal, your guide will be responsible for field dressing, skinning, caping and transporting your prize out of the backcountry and to a local processor (upon your request). Taxidermy and processing fees are the client’s responsibility.

Optional Activities: Fishing may be available in nearby rivers, lakes and ponds

Deposits: A 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your space. Final payments are due 60 days prior to hunt start date.

Caveat: Information contained in this trip description is subject to change without notice. Charge Media Adventures, LLC nor any of its affiliates and/or referenced vendors shall be responsible for any unintentional omissions or erroneous information.

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article copyright © 2017 by HuntDaily.com; promoted by Charge Media Adventures

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