Cowboy Heaven Consulting, LLC
6116 Walker Road
Bozeman, MT 59715
Bison, Birds, Bears, Bighorns, & Other
Call or e-mail for more
information on these hunts
We're now offering bison hunts on the famous Flying D ranch. These
hunts come in a number of different configurations, some at an extremely
reasonable cost. They're offered through most of the summer, fall, and winter, and
provide a unique chance to obtain a freezer full of the best meat you can get, plus a
buffalo robe and skull, for not much more than it would cost you to buy feedlot beef at
the grocery store. The number of possibilities here clearly merit a page of their own.
- Turkey hunts Calling in a spring gobbler is right up there with
bugling in a rutting bull elk, in our opinion. But, it's a whole lot
cheaper, and involves a great deal less pain and exertion! Come spring, you're
likely a little cabin feverish, anxious to get back outdoors, and a spring turkey hunt is
just the ticket. Wild Merriam's turkeys are abundant in many areas of eastern
Montana, and we work with several top outfitters who have maintained at or close to 100%
success over many years. Hunts are normally 2-3 days, and cost from $500 to $750.
Upland Bird and Waterfowl We have a wide range of
from offering advice on unguided, do-it-yourself hunts on block management and public
land, to luxurious "Cast & Blast" lodge vacations. Unless you're an
experienced hunter with your own dogs, though, we think you'll have a lot more fun and
success hunting one of the operations we represent that offer bird hunting on their
private or leased land. This can cost as little as $50/day, on up to $2500 or more
for a multi-day hunt. Obviously, you do get what you pay for, and these upper-end
bird hunting vacations offer gourmet meals, luxurious accommodations, and other activities
such as flyfishing in addition to bird hunting.
Black Bear Hunts
Black bear tags must be purchased by April 15
Montana has a good population of black bears, with a considerable
percentage exhibiting color phases from russet brown, blonde, cinnamon,and chocolate, in
addition to the usual black. Success rates are high, generally from 85-100%, and a
black bear hunt is also a great way to get back outdoors after a long winter and burn off
some accumulated pounds in the process. Baiting bears is illegal in Montana, so all
these hunts are fair chase (spot and stalk) without the use of dogs or bait. Hunts
run from $1250 (doesn't include lodging, but very high success rates), up to all-inclusive
hunts in the $2000-$2500 range.
Trophy Bighorn, Moose, & Goat Hunts
The toughest part about these hunts can be drawing the tag. We can
offer advice about which areas to put in for, but be
aware that the drawing odds are miniscule in the top trophy producing areas. If you
don't put in, your odds are 0, though, and somebody's gotta draw those tags every year,
so....Once you've got the tag, we know which outfitters can best help make your dreams
come true. One notable exception to the tough drawing odds are Montana's unlimited
sheep areas. You can hunt bighorns every year in these areas (unless of course
you've killed one the year before, in which case you can't apply for another seven
years). It's a five-day season, with a quota of only a couple of rams in some
districts, and overall success rates are quite low. But, we are familiar with
outfitters who consistently have clients get sheep, including some very nice ones.
These hunts cost around $5000, which is hands down the cheapest guided sheep hunts you'll
find. They tend to book up well in advance, so plan ahead if that's something you're
Lions, Coyotes, & Varmints
Mountain lion tags need to be purchased by
A mountain lion hunt is another high-success
hunt, with the outfitters we work with running near 100% success. You'll work for
it, though, so we recommend you're in shape for this one.
Most are guaranteed hunts, meaning if you don't get
a lion, you don't pay. Costs run from $2500-$3500.
Coyotes are a non-game species in Montana, meaning they
can be hunted anytime. For a prime pelt, though, you
should hunt them throughout the winter months. Call
or e-mail for more info on coyote hunting.
Several of the eastern Montana outfitters we work
with offer prairie dog hunts. They are set up with
trailers containing mounted shooting benches, and you can
burn up a whole lot of ammo in a day of shooting at sage
rats. Costs are in the $200-$250/day range.