Montana Guided Prairie Dog Hunt & Long-range Shooting Lessons

Fully guided, license #36583

This trip combines a traditional “shoot-em-up” prairie dog hunt with long-range shooting lessons provided by a highly qualified shooting instructor. During the three-day event, you’ll spend one and one-half days burning up a barrel in target-rich prairie dog towns, PLUS one and one-half days slowing things way down and learning how to effectively “stretch out’ to distances most folks only read about. Not to toot our own horn, but we’ve had some of the finest long-range shooters serve as instructors for our guests. That said, this event will be one you won’t soon forget!

Location & Transportation:
This hunt will take place on a variety of private land parcels that offer target-rich environments between Billings and Miles City, MT. Guests typically fly into Billings, MT the day before the hunt, rent a vehicle and arrive in camp by 3pm. From camp, transportation to and from the field will be provided for the duration of your stay.

Hunt Style & Terrain:
The areas we hunt are smack dab in the middle of densely populated prairie dog towns in sage flats that are easily accessible by vehicle. We’ll simply “roll right up,” unpack the gear, set up on comfortable shooting benches and have some fun!

$1,750 per person (three-day hunt with up to three hunters per guide/shooting instructor).

Price includes meals, lodging, field transportation, guide and professional shooting instruction.

Price does not include airfare, transportation to/from camp, applicable hunting licenses/tags, alcoholic beverages, taxidermy fees, gratuities, or meal and hotel charges incurred before pack-in or after pack-out dates.

Our team works hard to ensure your experience is as good as it can be from start to finish. Therefore, when the smoke clears (and provided it’s warranted), a tip for your cook and guide will be greatly appreciated. Of course, the amount is at your discretion; but, tips for the cook average $75 to $150 per guest, while tips for a guide range from $150 to $300 per hunter.

2021 Dates:
There is no set season for prairie dogs.

  • June 19 – 21 (arrive on the 18th, depart on the 22nd)
  • June 24 – 26 (arrive on the 23rd, depart on the 27th)
  • July 17 – 19 (arrive on the 16th, deport on the 20th)
  • July 22 – 24 (arrive on the 21st, depart on the 25th)
  • August 14 – 16 (arrive on the 13th, depart on the 17th)
  • August 19 – 21 (arrive on the 18th, depart on the 22nd)

Sample Itinerary:
Day one – Arrive in camp by 3pm. Unpack, settle in, enjoy a hearty dinner, socialize and prepare for the following day’s hunt.

Days two through four – Depart after a full breakfast in the morning. Enjoy your hunt or shooting lesson. Break for lunch in the afternoon, followed by more trigger time. Back to camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day five – Breakfast and departure.

Meals & Accommodations:
Home cooked meals will be served each evening with lunches in the field and a hearty breakfast before departing on each day’s hunt. Lodging can vary between full-size homes in town to ranch houses or even RV-style camps, should we gain access to a town that’s off the beaten path, but too hot to pass up. Regardless of the style, rest assured that accommodations will always be clean and comfortable with adequate amenities.

Typical Weather Conditions:
Summertime in Montana is very pleasant. Although there’s always a possibility of a shower, temperatures typically range from the mid-40s at night to mid-70s by day. Nonetheless, being prepared for various weather conditions is a must. We’ll provide a recommended gear list once you’ve booked your hunt.


Licensing Details:
No license is required to hunt prairie dogs.

Gear List:
All you’ll need to bring is your firearm, ammo, personal gear and toiletries. For those who would prefer to travel light, we offer gun rental and ammo for purchase on site. We’ll provide a recommended gear list once you’ve booked your hunt.

Optional Activities:
Fishing may be available in nearby rivers, lakes and ponds.

A 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your space. Final payments are due 60 days prior to hunt start date.

Information contained in this trip description is subject to change without notice. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

April 2021. All rights reserved.

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