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The Rich Ranch offers 2 types of combination trips for rifle hunting for elk, mule deer and whitetail. Below is a brief description of each -
Pack-in Tent Camp Hunt on Horseback (Bob Marshall Wilderness) - Our wilderness camp in Leota Park is 10 miles by horse from the nearest road in area 150 on upper Young's Creek of the Flathead National Forest. This is an excellent time to hunt bugling bulls during the rut. There are 3 ten-day hunts beginning September 14 through October 17 for elk and mule deer. These hunts are 9 nights/10 days and consist of one day traveling horseback into camp (10 miles), one day traveling out, and 8 days of hunting via horseback and on foot.
Lodge-based Hunt on Horseback (Lolo National Forest)- With the beginning of the general season we move back to the home ranch and hunt on the Lolo National Forest in area 285 of the Blackfoot River Valley. Throughout the course of the season nearly 1000 elk and 1500 deer migrate through our hunting area and onto the winter range south of the ranch. There are 5 six-day hunts, beginning the 4th Sunday of October and continuing through Thanksgiving weekend in November. You can hunt for mule deer, whitetail, and elk. These hunts are 6 days/7 nights with of 6 days of hunting via horseback, on foot and 4-wheel drive.
We are a second-generation family business and have been in the same location offering fair-chase hunts on public land for over 50 hunting seasons. We run a top-notch operation and work hard to give you a safe and enjoyable hunt while striving to be a role-model of ethical hunting. Success can vary widely and results depend on the weather, your ability and desire, and just plain luck.
“Thank you for a fantastic week of hunting. I’ve been on many guided hunts but your camp, your staff, and your guides are the best I’ve ever experienced. Of course it does add something special to the memories when I have a beautiful 6x6 rack to admire at home. I look forward to coming back.”
- Tom White from New York
“It was truly a remarkable experience to return with you to the Bob Marshall Wilderenss after 20+ years. Thank you for doing what you do best carrying on a great heritage. I certainly hope I can get back to the Rich Ranch before another 20 years goes by. Thank you.”
- Roland Long from Ohio
Licensed Outfitter - Jack C. Rich
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