Spot and stalk bow hunting for trophy mule deer in scenic Montana can be a very exciting adventure. In years with good moisture, most of our mule deer stick to the rolling hills just off the river bottom which provides a variety of foods such as Bitter bush, chokecherry, serviceberry, grasses and forbs. With plenty of room on our leases to spot and stalk, and very little hunting pressure, you will have ample opportunities to try an outwit your trophy. Using the terrain layout which features sage covered ridges, breaks, and draws, you can create a course of action by spotting from a vantage point, then stalking your target.
Our leases hold a large mule deer herd which can be trouble sometimes when stalking a particular buck. Once you locate a target animal, careful glassing and finding bedded (non-target animals such as does and younger bucks) are essential in planning your stalk. Using the wind to your favor along with careful planning is critical, with patience being the key to success. A range finder is also a crucial tool for success in this type of hunting. These bow hunts are a lot of fun and an effective way to harvest a trophy mule deer without putting any pressure on our river bottom whitetail areas. Late September into early October is a good time to bow hunt for mule deer. We will book only 1 or 2 archery mule deer hunting trips during a single week in September. This way we can offer a very large area for our mule deer hunter(s) to work with due to the additional acreage needed that a spot and stalk hunt requires. This spot and stalk mule deer hunt can be done with or without assistance from a guide, a 1 on 1 service carries a small additional fee.