Elk – Rifle

Premiere Elk Hunting on Dry Creek Ranch

This is one of the finest private leases in Montana, consisting of about 25,000 acres of privately managed quality big game habitat.  The ranch is surrounded by other large private ranches, which has created some real trophy quality elk herds. Our largest bull taken scored a whopping 409 7/8 gross score and ranks number 13 ever taken in Montana.  Every year some real trophies are seen, some are shot, and some live to see another year.  Not everyone will kill or even see a 350 or better bull, but they are there.   The terrain encompasses 40 square miles of canyons and timber with lots of hiding places that big bulls take full advantage of.

Average years opportunity is from 75% to 85% on 5 point or better bulls. Elk harvested must be 5×5 or better and deer must be 4×4 or better, continuing to ensure the quality of game for the future.

Weather, hunter’s abilities, and luck all play a part in hunting. Our experienced guides and knowledge of the area contribute to our high success rate.

These hunts are for 7 days 5 full days of hunting time. 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.

License cost is announced by MT FWP in February of the hunt year.. These licenses must be applied for by April 1st. If you are serious about hunting in future years please contact us by July 15th so we can help you through the process to ensure the best odds of a successful drawing. If you’re interested in the current year please contact us ASAP.

An occasional fall black bear is encountered and a separate license is required for bear. This license costs can be found at mt.fwp.gov and must be purchased 24 hours prior to hunting. There is a trophy fee for any deer or bear taken.

Rates and Dates:

2022 Hunting Dates

2022 Rifle 7 day trips with 5 days hunting time


  • 1st Hunt:
    • Arrive October 21st ~ hunt October 22nd – October 26th ~ depart October 27th
  • 2nd Hunt:
    • Arrive October 30th ~ hunt October 31st – November 4th ~ depart November 5th
  • 3rd Hunt:
    • Arrive November 7th ~ hunt November 8th – November 12th ~ depart November 13th
  • 4th Hunt:
    • Arrive November 15th ~ hunt November 16th – November 20th ~ depart November 21st

Other Information About These Hunts

Additional Expenses:

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


  • 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 10% of hunt price.

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


  • 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 $75.00 per person per night charge for the night stay.


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.


No deposits will be refunded if you draw a license. If you do not draw a license for the hunt year we will either refund or forward your deposit to the following year.


We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance.  Please visit:

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. 


Front Camp

2018 Elk Hunting

2017 Elk Hunting

2016 Elk Hunting

2015 Elk Hunting