Montana Safaris provides:
Montana Safaris provides transportation to and from the trailhead from your hotel in either Great Falls, Augusta, Choteau, or Dupuyer. Horses, tack, scabbard, saddle bags are provided for transportation to camp along with everyday activities during the trip. All camps are backcountry camps where there is only horse or foot traffic allowed. Horse experience is not required. Montana Safaris provides licensed guides that assist you with the horses. We provide a riding lesson prior to the initial horseback ride in. Guides also provide assistance during the entire duration of the hunt. Guides have the right to set you in areas to watch for game and may not be with you the entire time. For instance, in a two on one setup they may set you in a spot and continue with the other hunter so you are not competing for game. You can elect out of having to sit by yourself if you are uncomfortable with doing so. Montana Safaris provides a cook that prepares all of our meals. Meals are full course meals and there are snacks provided. Additional snacks are allowed if you intend to bring any. Beverages readily available in camp include Water (fresh unfiltered water from a mountain spring), sweet tea, lemonade, coffee, hot chocolate, and tang. Any additional beverages (i.e. Gatorade, liquor, beer) must be provided by you and will not be provided by Montana Safaris.
Main camps are fully equipped with wall tents (with dirt floors), cots, sleeping pads, wood stoves, lanterns, cook tent with cook and all necessary cooking equipment. There is an outdoor toilet tent that serves as an outhouse. Montana Safaris has a form of communication to the outside world in case of emergencies, but this is still a remote backcountry camp and emergency services are still difficult to acquire and are not instantly accessible. Guide duties include field dressing, caping, and transportation of head, hide, and meat to local taxidermist and meat processor.
Spike camps are similar to main camps but are a little more rugged. Camp area may not be as flat or as nice as a regular camp. They are still equipped with all the same things but your guide may also be your
Drop camps are available in two different fashions. Drop camps can be just dropping you and your gear off and Montana Safaris provides nothing for your stay in camp, otherwise we are able to have a camp set up for you with minimal cooking supplies but no groceries, guides, cooks, or horses will be available to you during your stay. Drop campers are required to have some sort of immediate communication with myself and also emergency services, i.e. satellite phone or garmin inreach. Drop campers must also conform to bear proofing standards set by the United States Forest Service. Montana Safaris will provide any packing out of harvested animals as long as they are already packed back to your camp before your departure date. Any changes to your departure during your trip are not guaranteed.
Each individual hunter is required to provide their own personal gear including a sleeping bag. There will be a suggested packing list provided to you from Montana Safaris. You are required to bring your own weapon (unless other arrangements are made You will provide your own ammunition, license, and tags. All gratuities, travel, lodging and meals before and after hunt, are not provided. Alcohol is allowed in camp but must be provided by you.