Montana Combo Hunt #OI-LOC1

This northwest corner of the state has a strong, extraordinarily healthy population of whitetail deer and the bucks are big, heavy, and numerous. Unlike other areas of the state east of the continental divide, there has been no large population crashes due to disease or winter kill.


Elk, Whitetail Combo Hunt

Since 1992 this outfitter has been offering some of the finest deer hunting in Montana.

This northwest corner of Montana is not typical “Big Sky Country.” The Yaak Valley is much more like the Pacific northwest and is heavily timbered, lush, and green. They like to hunt hard on foot and we like to hunt the old fashioned way.  There are no feeders or high fences here, just wilderness with lots of game and very few people or pressure. With over 100 square miles on our Kootenai National Forest concession, they are the only outfitter in the area.  They are a small operator and only run three guides per week (maximum of 6 hunters).

  • Opportunity Rate: 100% plus opportunity for 120″plus B&C whitetails.
  • Trophy Quality:
    • During the rifle season (last week of October through November) we concentrate on trophy whitetails in the 140″ plus B&C range.
    • We’d like every bull elk to be 330″ B&C or better we run on the “any legal bull is a good bull” philosophy.
  • Combo Hunts: Hunts can all be deer/elk combination if desired.  Additionally, black bear tags and wolf tags can be added as well.
  • Rifle Hunts: The last week of October through end of November (five weeks)
  • Archery Hunts: The last week of September and first week of October with only two hunters per hunt.  Success during the archery season is good and bugling and cow calling is very effective. Archery elk hunts are offered as 7 night/6 day, 2×1 or upgrade to 1×1.
  • This lodge based hunt is extremely affordable.
  • Difficulty: This northwest corner of Montana is heavily timbered and mountainous.  Being in good shape is a huge plus. Guests will hunt hard here and we hunt with boots on the ground all day.

Wolf Hunts

There is nothing more symbolic of wilderness and nothing more moving than hearing wolves howl.

Since Montana opened the wolf hunt, we have been studying, tracking, and interacting with them and loving every minute of it.  They are truly an awesome creature and may well be the most difficult trophy to hunt in the lower 48 states.  Knowing that keeps us sharp and wanting to learn more.  This is a hunting adventure you’ll never forget.

  • January through March
  • Lodge based hunt

Black Bear Hunts

Info coming soon…

Yaak Valley, Montana Log Cabin Lodging

Lodging and  Accommodations

Info coming soon…

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.


  • Guide fees
  • Lodging, and daily pack lunch for 6 full days of hunting
    • This is essentially a lodge based hunt.  Guests stay in their own cabins with 2-4 hunters per cabin.  We do not mix parties. Cabins are essentially small log homes and are custom made and equipped with full baths, queen bed downstairs, twin beds in loft, all cooking utensils, full kitchen, gas grills, flannel sheets, and wi-fi.
  • Game retrieval
  • Transportation of game to taxidermist and processing.

Not Included:

  • Trip Insurance
  • Tips
  • Travel to and from hunting area
  • License and Tags
  • Taxes
  • Shipping of trophy
  • Taxidermy
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Equipment

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When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing. If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you.

Travel Information

*Orange vest that is quiet *(required by law)

Weather here in northwest Montana during November can be mild or cold and snowy. Generally speaking it’s best to layer well and plan to have several options for clothing each day. Regardless, good quality gear sure makes a hunt more comfortable. Be especially prepared with a good, quiet jacket and pair of pants, and separate totally waterproof set of rain gear. Everything else is pretty standard.