Montana Archery Elk Hunting

If early season Montana archery elk hunting is your passion, archery elk hunt with one of the most experienced Montana archery elk hunting outfitters in the business. You are welcome to hunt with us in September and early October. Our camp is located in the West Pioneer Mountains, which are nestled in the Beaverhead National Forest. This is Montana Archery Elk Hunting area 332, in the Big Hole Valley. During hunting season, we are based out of our Wisdom Pack Station, which is located in the small western town of Wisdom, Montana.

The thrill and excitement of hearing a big bull bugling and having the chance to get him in close enough for a shot is indescribable. Beartooth Plateau Outfitters has had our archery elk hunting camp for 35 years. The Big Hole Valley and Wisdom, Montana are famous for archery elk hunting and offer an excellent opportunity for a trophy bull with a bow.

Pack Trip Package

7-Day Guided Montana Archery Hunts include:

  • 1 guide for every 2 hunters
  • horses, saddles & tack
  • quartering and packing out your game
  • a cook, food & meals
  • 1 day in and 1 day out packing/ travel time
  • 5 full days of guided Montana archery elk hunting
  • 6 nights of lodging in our comfortable, backcountry, Montana archery elk hunting camp


Don’t be surprised if you are awakened by the sound of a bull elk bugling during the night. It is about a 1 ½ hour horseback ride from the trailhead to our camp. The camp consists of three large, comfortable hunter tents equipped with army cots, a wood burning stove, lots of cut firewood, a Coleman lantern, and a drying rack for wet clothes. There is also a large, heated cook tent with a sit down table to enjoy delicious, hearty meals, as well as a large, heated tack tent to keep our saddles & gear dry, a feed & supply tent, a heated shower tent, a covered latrine, and a horse corral & hitch rail.

We recommend that you be in as good of physical condition as possible. Your chances for a successful archery elk hunt are greatly dependent upon physical condition, your personal shooting ability with your bow, and the weather and hunting conditions.

You should plan to arrive in Wisdom, Montana the day before your hunt departure date.

We recommend that you make your motel reservations early at the Nez Perce Motel in Wisdom. The phone number is
(406) 689-3254. This is important because they fill up quickly. If you are flying, you would fly into the Butte, Montana airport, rent a vehicle, and drive to Wisdom. It is about a 1 ½ hour drive.

  • 2 sets of lightweight camo
  • 1 set of camo-polar fleece
  • rain suit / snow gear
  • warm & cold weather, water proof boots
  • poly-pro socks
  • wool socks
  • poly-pro long johns
  • quiet backpack or fanny pack
  • camo hat or cap
  • gloves
  • warm coat – wool / polar fleece
  • sleeping bag – at least 0 degrees F
  • thermo-rest sleeping pad
  • toilet kit (scent free soap, deodorant, towel, etc.)
  • bow & arrows w/ 100 gr. broadheads
  • extra release
  • elk calls (cow / calf)
  • cow elk scent urine
  • compass
  • range finder
  • GPS (optional)
  • binoculars
  • headlamp
  • flashlight / extra batteries
  • Bic lighters / fire starter
  • knife
  • water bottle
  • mosquito repellant
  • 25 ft. nylon cord
  • 1 roll orange marking tape
  • earplugs (snoring protection)
  • medication (if needed)
  • Your Montana Archery Elk Hunting License

We recommend the layer system of clothing down to 0 degrees F. Please pack everything into 2 medium size soft duffle bags.(no wheels)