Wally Huggins 2015 Montana Hunt

Wally Huggins (TN) shares his experience hunting elk/mule deer with Stockton Outfitters

Mark Shutey

First posted Dec 16 2015 Last updated Jan 12 2016

Authored by Mr. Wallace Huggins

As a qualifier for what is to follow, this is an account of my first elk/mule deer hunt and some of the observations may seem elementary to some of the grizzled veterans out there. That said, the purpose in writing this is to share what, for me at least, was a unique and memorable experience. In so doing, I hope even the most experienced of you find something worthwhile to glean from this hunt.

I'll begin with the outfitter, Stockton Oufitters out of Butte, Mt. There wouldn't have been a hunt to write about without the flexibility of Mark Shutey, owner/proprietor. My original bow hunt in September had to be canceled due to a back surgery and Mark brought some assets together to enable me to join his last November rifle group even though he had been booked up for some time. So, my thanks to Stockton start there.


  • Doug Dick

    Doug Dick

    Great buck! Congratulations !

  • Bill Allen

    Bill Allen

    Great story and with a good ending , awesome buck , Congrats Wally

  • Bill Mayhew

    Bill Mayhew

    Great Story- well written. Sounds like a Great Outfitter with some fantastic, hard working guides! Really liked the story. Congratulations.

  • Ron Koontz

    Ron Koontz

    Those guys are tough.....I've been there.

  • Lenny Miller

    Lenny Miller

    Awesome. Great commitment . Congrats.

  • Bryan Koontz

    Bryan Koontz

    Another great story! Thanks for sharing!