406-826-7770406-360-8106P.O. Box 671 Plains, Montana United States59859
PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED BIG GAME HUNTS
My Outfitting business (license # 8313) is located in northwest Montana, right in the middle of God's Country. I am a native of Montana, born and raised in a second generation outfitting business. My guides and I work hard to insure you a top quality hunting experience. We sincerely care about your hunt and want you to be totally satisfied with us.
We offer fair chase hunting inprime big game hunting areas. Our hunts include Archery Elk, Rifle Elk, Whitetail, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion and Black Bear. Our Most Common Hunt is a combined Elk, Deer and Bear combo hunt. We also guide for special draw tag hunts, such as Mountain Lion, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Shiras Moose. Coyote hunts are also available.
My guides and I scout and shed hunt year round to ensure that you are hunting the best animals we have scouted throughout the year. We hunt the Lolo, Kootenai, and superior National Forest mountain range. Most of the hunts are done on foot, sometimes we use horses. Wilderness camping is also an option. The method of hunting used depends on the best chance of getting your trophy. Home base is at the lodge, where a hot shower, great food, lively conversation, and a good night's rest will get us prepared for the next day's hunt.
Summer Vacations We also offer summer and winter recreation activities at our lodge. Summer vacations can be taylored to fit your wants. View wildlife and scenic areas on horseback or hiking, rafting the river, enjoy a Montana Cattle Drive, Take your horse up to a high mountain lake. Montana's beauty at it's best just waiting for your pleasure and enjoyment.
RIFLE ELK AND DEER HUNTS Rifle elk and deer season starts on the fourth Saturday of October in Montana. Our success rate for elk and deer varies on the ability of the clients and their preferences. Weather is also a factor. The elk and deer use the same terrain, so you can hunt both at the same time. This area has both whitetail and mule deer. The mule deer rut earlier than the whitetail here. So if you are interested in a mule deer buck schedule your hunt for week two or three. If you are interested in a whitetail buck schedule your hunt for week four or five. We have some very respectable bucks here, definitely Boone and Crocket class.
During rifle season the weather conditions will likely be wet and cold. Wool or Polar fleece clothing is essential. Dress in layers. I recommend Polypropylene for your base layer (*NO COTTON). Form fitting wool/synthetic blend socks that wick moisture (*NO COTTON), fleece hat and gloves, two pair of well broke-in winter waterproof boots (air-bob soles), camouflage outer garment layer, a 400 square inch florescent orange hunting vest (break up camouflage pattern), Gortex rain gear is fine but must be quiet. Elk and deer have excellent hearing, so, all your clothing should be of material that is quiet in the brush. Bring your boot dryer if you have one.
ARCHERY ELK AND DEER HUNTS Archery elk is our passion. We are experienced in bugling in bulls within bow range of our clients. It's an experience archers never forget! Archery season begins the first Saturday in September. The elk are in the rut during this season. We lease areas in the river bottoms for hunting whitetails during your hunt. During archery season we locate bulls by bugling or spotting. We start the hunt early, well before day light, and hunt until the action stops. (The bulls quit talking.) We encourage clients to hunt evenings also.
Weather can vary dramatically, from 30 degrees to 90 degrees during this season. I recommend lightweight clothing for warm days and medium-weight clothing for cool days. All outerwear clothing should be camouflage. Dress in layers. I recommend Polypropylene for your base layer (*NO COTTON). Form fitting wool/synthetic blend socks that wick moisture (*NO COTTON), fleece hat and gloves, two pairs of non-insulted, well broke-in, light weight hiking boots. Gortex rain gear is fine but must be quiet. All clothing should be of material that is quiet in the brush. Bring your boot dryer if you have one.
To Request More Information on Our Archery Hunts CLICK HERE. BLACK BEAR HUNTS Montana spring bear season starts April 15th and runs until May 31st. Fall season starts September 15th and runs until elk/deer rifle season ends. We encourage hunters to buy a bear tag if they are booking a fall elk/deer hunt. It is not uncommon to see a black bear while hunting for elk and deer. If your main interest is black bear hunting we have four weeks in the spring and 1 week in the fall when we specifically concentrate on harvesting black bear. There are a good number of bear in our area. Spotting and stalking is the method used in this hunt. Montana does not allow the use of bait or running bears with dogs. Because of this we have a really high number of bears. We utilize closed roads, open brush fields and natural feeding habitats to hunt for black bear. We are fortunate to have all color phases of black bear in our area. There are black, brown, cinnamon, blond, chocolate and black with a white diamond on the chest. Your clothing should be the same as listed above for archery elk and deer hunts, except you need a 400 square inch florescent orange hunting vest (break up camouflage pattern).
Mountain Lion We are nearly 100% on every lion hunt. Our average lion hunt in the pasrt has only lasted 1.7 days. This is a 5 day hunt. We go out sometimes as early as 12:00 Am in search of giant lions crossing in the snow. Once daylight hits we release the hounds on the biggest tom track we have found and the chase is on. This is a high energy very exciting hunt. This is a great handgun or bow hunt for the shots are close.
Our past records speak for themselves, as we have many return clients. Hopefully you decide to join our outfit and experience Cody Carr's Hunting Adventures.
Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. For More Information on any of Our Quality Hunts Please Fill Out Our Request Form