Future hunters should begin planning a minimum of 1.5 years in advance. The State of Montana has implemented a preference point system which allows hunters to acquire one point during July and August and another [...]
The industry standard is minimum 10%-15% based on service provided. Obviously base your gratuity upon your satisfaction with your guide. It is customary to tip the chef as well.
At Stockton Outfitters, LLC, our guides consider it their job to get the hunter within 150-300 yards with a rifle and within 40 yards with a bow. Of course from time to time the game [...]
Scent is the primary defense of most North American game animals. We have seen everything from scent wafers to carbon sprays to hunters bathing in elk urine. The simple truth of the matter is that [...]
Modern bow equipment is amazing in its capabilities; however, we never recommend a shot over forty yards at an elk, deer or bear. It is important to be accurate with your archery equipment from 10 [...]
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Our country is best hunted on foot and the better shape you walk into camp, the more enjoyable your experience will be. Elk hunting is one of the most physically demanding activities in the [...]
It is not the size of the firearm, but bullet placement which matters. Shoot what you are comfortable shooting and most accurate with. Personally we do like a 30 caliber slug, but the bottom line [...]
We hunt from 6,000 ft to just under 9,000 ft in elevation on any given day of the hunt. The increase in elevation from where you live will have a dramatic first day effect. Expect [...]
Different hunters possess different strengths. Shoot the poundage that you are accustomed and practice. Some he-men join us drawing 80 lbs while we have women and youngsters drawing 40. It is not the poundage, but [...]
We recommend a minimum 100 grain fixed broad head. Of course with new archery technology, kenetic energy is the driving factor when selecting a broad head. Visit your local archery equipment dealer and set up [...]
We recommend sighting your rifle in at 100 yards, but practice shots at 200, 300, etc. The better you know your rifle the better your chances will be when you arrive on your hunt.