Archery

Dry Creek Archery Hunts

We operate on approximately 25,000 acres of private land that has prime deer and elk habitat. Archery hunting is awesome, hosting lots of bulls making lots of noise. If you want a high quality, high success hunt of a lifetime, reserve your spot and join us on the Dry Creek Ranch. A 7-day trip with 5 full days of hunting time and a full-time guide will hopefully provide you with an opportunity at a nice bull.  Maximum of 3 hunters per week.

After many years of trial and error and frustrations, we have decided to try a new approach. Often, if we had that third hunter in camp we would have gotten that bull. If the bull comes in close someone will have an opportunity to get that bull, could be you or one of your partners. We are offering this three on one archery hunt for $6700 per hunter. For this trophy hunt cost for 2 hunters per guide is $7800 each and for 1 hunter per guide the rate is $8950. There is an additional $1000 trophy fee for any elk, deer or bear wounded or missed. There is a $1000 harvest fee for any elk taken. There is an additional $1000 trophy fee for any deer or bear taken.

The potential for Pope and Young record bulls here is fantastic and these elk are not pressured or bugle wise. We have some tree stands up and if you wish to use tree stands you are required to bring your own harness. Our opportunity is usually 50% on 5 point or better bulls.

All deer must be 4 points per side or better; there is a $1000 harvest fee. There is also an option to harvest an incidental black bear during this hunt for an additional $1000. Black bears are often seen during the archery seasons, both brown and black color phases. You must purchase a black bear tag 24 hours prior to hunting, license cost is $350. If you wound an animal and the guide feels it is a fatal wound the outfitter has the option to terminate your hunt for that species at that time.

License costs for 2019 Big Game Elk/Deer combination will be $1041 + $10 for your archery stamp; an archery stamp is required.

 

2019 Archery Prices

  • 1/1 $8950/HUNTER
  • 2/1 $7800/HUNTER
  • 3/1 $6700/HUNTER

2019 Archery season is September 7th to October 20th.

 

Hunt 1:

  • arrive Sept 9th ~ hunt Sept 10th – Sept 14th  ~ depart Sept 15th

 

Hunt 2: BOOKED FULL

  • arrive Sept 17th  ~ hunt- Sept 18th – Sept 23rd   ~ depart Sept 24th

 

Hunt 3:

  •   arrive Sept 26th ~ hunt Sept 27th – Oct 1st  ~ depart Oct 2nd

 

*other hunt dates may be available please call to inquire

 

Please contact us for more information or to book.

*All clients are required to have a deposit and a signed contract in place to hold a hunt; required by the Montana Board of Outfitters.

 

Other Information About These Hunts

Additional Expenses:

  • Any animal you wish to mount will be completely caped and care.
  • Your meat will be taken to a processing plant for cutting and wrapping if necessary. All meat processing and shipping or extra care is at your expense.

Gratuities:

Your guides, packers and cooks work very hard for you putting in long hours every day.   Normal tips range $200.00+ for camp hands, packers and cooks; guides normally receive $1000.00+.

ALL TIPS ARE PER HUNTER. If you feel the camp staff has done a good job please tip accordingly.

Accommodations:

  • Any accommodations you want other that those provided will be at your own expense. Should you choose not to stay on site your hunting times may be affected.
  • If you would like to stay at the Iron wheel Guest Ranch (our home base) for the night before your hunt begins or the night after it ends, there is a $35.00 per person per night charge for the night stay, dinner and breakfast.

Drinking:

Only moderate drinking will be acceptable, no excessive drinking is allowed, this could terminate your hunt. We do not provide any alcohol but will give you the opportunity to purchase alcohol before heading into camp.

Cancellations:

No deposits will be refunded, if you draw a license. If you do not draw a license and applied before March 15th of the hunt year we will either refund or forward your deposit to the following year.

Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA) is the only organization that promotes and protects non-resident rights to hunt in Montana through the non-resident hunter angler defense fund(HADF), we require that each person contribute a minimum of $100.00 to the HADF program.