This Montana bird hunting experience is an excellent choice for the serious grouse hunter. Three species of mountain grouse call this 100–square mile concession their home: ruffed, spruce and blue. With the help of this outfitter’s expert guides and trained flushing dogs, you can send more than twenty of these birds into flight over the course of a single day’s hunt. All it takes to fill your bag limit here are quick reflexes and a little luck.
Ruffed Grouse: Ruffed grouse are excellent fliers and considered by many to be the finest of all upland game birds. They are gray or brown in color, with a mottled pattern. Some of their main food sources are berries, clover, and insects, and they favor forest edges, creek bottoms, groves of aspen and alder, and areas that were logged 10–30 years ago. They make for a thrilling quarry, and the outfitter prioritizes them above other species to provide the best experience possible.
Spruce Grouse: These are very attractive birds with complex colorations. They are darker than the other species, sometimes to the point of looking blue-black. While they aren’t spectacular fliers in any sense of the word, their fantastic trophy potential makes it worth going out of the way to find one.
Spruce grouse are usually found deep in the forest, particularly in areas thick with conifers (and areas like that certainly aren’t hard to find on these northwestern Montana grouse hunting trips). Their diets are similar to those of ruffed grouse but with the additional staple of needles from evergreen trees.
Blue Grouse: These are the largest of the mountain grouse that make their homes here. Slate-colored, they match up perfectly with the rocky subalpine ridges where they prefer to live. They usually take cover in the conifer stands scattered across the otherwise-open terrain and live on plants, insects and berries.
Northwestern Montana bird hunting expeditions can be physically demanding. The terrain is rough, the forest can be extremely thick, and the logging roads alone can’t always get you where you want to go. Also keep in mind that hunting all three species in a day will take you all the way from creek bottoms to high ridges. The more in shape you are, the higher the odds of getting the birds you want will be.
The Montana grouse hunting season begins on the first of September and lasts until the 15th of December. This outfitter offers hunts during the best part of this season: the beginning of autumn, the middle of September through the middle of October. This is when the summer heat fades away and the foliage begins thinning out, providing the hunter with more comfortable hiking temperatures and better visibility.
Up to twelve people can stay in the outfitter’s three cabins, each featuring a queen bedroom and a sleeping loft with a pair of twin beds. You can sear up some steak on the gas grill out on your cabin’s porch or get in some home-style cooking in the kitchen. Satellite Internet access ensures that you can stay connected with home and work . . . if you want to. For those who’d rather spend even more time with the great outdoors, you’ll be right alongside a national park and a river. Relax or hunt for even more adventure—the choice is yours.
This outfitter’s bird hunting package costs $2,700. The price includes three full days of guided hunting, four nights of lodging in a log cabin, and lunches in the field. Rates may vary for groups of more than two people.
You must pay half of the total cost of your hunt at the time of booking in order to reserve your spot. We will send you a disclaimer and waiver of liability immediately. Please sign this and return it to us as quickly as possible.
The second half is due no less than 60 days before the beginning of your trip. Payments are non-refundable.
We accept payments in personal or business check, or credit card (AmEx, MasterCard or Visa). Credit cards incur a 3.5% surcharge.
Call today or fill out the form on the right and let us know what type of Montana bird hunting experience you’d like to have. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you.
Terms: Global Sporting Safaris accepts payment by business check and personal check. American Express, Visa, and MasterCard credit card payments are also accepted, but they do incur a surcharge of 3.5% in addition to the price listed in our Montana Bird Hunting trips above.
A 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. In some cases, we can split your deposit into 3 payments, please inquire. Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be sighed and returned. All hunts are in U.S. dollars. Final 50% payment is due no less than 75 days prior to your hunt date. Trips booked within 75 days of arrival require payment in full. Total costs of the hunt are fixed. There will be no refunds for any hunter leaving early. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.
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