Montana Hunting

Stockton Outfitters is a Montana hunting outfitter which provides fully guided elk hunting trips, mule deer hunts and spring black bear hunts in South Western Montana (Region 3 – HD 319, HD 331). Stockton Outfitters maintains two adjacent government permits for providing guided hunting services, a USDA Forest Service Permit (90,000 acres) and a USDI BLM Permit (30,000+ acres). Our 187+ square miles of access to the Deer Lodge – Beaverhead National Forest encompasses the Big Hole Valley, Anaconda Pintler Wilderness and Pioneer Mountain Ranges which provide unparalleled big game hunting and recreation.

Stockton Outfitters is recognized nationally as one of the top “free chase” guide services for North American big game. Stockton Guides have been featured nationally on the Outdoor Channel, Versus Network and Sportsman’s Channel. Stockton Outfitters has also been highlighted in the pages of a multitude of hunting publications to include North American Hunter, Outdoor Life, Predator Extreme, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Peterson’s Bow Hunting, Bow Hunting World; etc. After guiding thousands of sportsmen and women, the name Stockton Outfitters has become the industry standard for excellence in the field of hunting.

Archery Elk hunting
Archery Elk Hunts
Rifle Elk Hunting
Rifle Elk Hunts
Black Bear Hunting
Spring Bear Hunts
Mule Deer Hunting
Mule Deer Hunts


Our Mission is to forge your hunt, vacation or outing into the memory for a lifetime.
At Stockton Outfitters, we focus on the experience. It’s all about the hunt or encounter. We enjoy our job and offer but one guarantee, 100% effort on the part of our outfitter and guides. Whether hunting bear, elk, or mule deer you can rest assured that your hunt or back country excursion is in the hands of true professionals. Stockton Outfitters sole purpose is to assist individuals in the pursuit of not just game, but what it takes in mind, body, and spirit to call yourselves true HUNTERS.

Stockton Outfitters is a proud member of the Montana Outfitter & Guide Association, Pope and Young Club, Safari Club International and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Hunt Hard… All Day… Every Day…

We had over 14 encounters in 4 days of hunting with Stockton Outfitters, LLC. One of the biggest highlights of my career was when my guide and I staulked up on two bulls sparing at about 50 yards. I will hunt with Mark “Be the Elk” Shutey and Stockton Outfitters, any time, any place, and anywhere. Stockton Outfitters is truly a class above the rest.

Steve Gruber, Star of Limbsaver's Outdoor America (OLN)

It was an incredible experience. My Dad and I had the time of our lives combining adventure, hard hiking, pushing physical limits and ultimate success. I am spending all of my time fanaticizing about Montana and am already getting in shape for our next hunt.

Kareem Shaya , New York

We hunted and hunted hard. I like that. I saw things I have never seen before, and met some wonderful people. Although I did not kill a bear, when I got back home to the every day grind I can’t stop putting myself on top of Big Grassy with my brother and guide. It doesn’t get any bigger or better than that. Sure I missed. Call it a learning experience I hope to redeem, but I will be back.

Mike Leach, Philpot, KY

I wanted to thank you for taking me to be hunted by my bear. It was my most memorable hunting experience ever. I can still see that big head loping at us through the sagebrush. What a rush! I didn’t realize until after I shot, just how close he was to us. A big bear fills all your scope at 50 yards! Thanks again Mark. I’ve lived in Montana all my life and hunted a lot in my life but I know, nothing will top this.

Rick Miller, Power, MT

Our hunt in Montana was one of the best times of my life. My goal for this hunt was for my son to get a shot at a nice bull and to enjoy sometime together. Anytime you get away from work and spend time with family, see a different part of this beautiful country of ours and make new friends, it’s a success. Brandon’s bull was icing on the cake.

Lee Goodemote, Transfer, PA