Sun Canyon Lodge and Outfitting
in north-central Montana is nestled in the Rocky Mountain Front with
the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex at our back door. You are able
to access our Lodge by road or fly into Great Falls and we will come
and pick you up.
We have three back-country
camps that are accessed
by horseback. Our main elk camps are located six to eight hours into
the Wilderness. Once there, you will be staying in very comfortable
tent camps. The sleeping tents are 14 foot by 16 foot, equipped with
cots and wood stoves. Family style meals will be prepared in a well
furnished mess tent that is separate from all sleeping tents. Our
mule deer camp is located seven miles in the Lewis and Clark National
Forest. This camp is also set up similar to the Wilderness elk hunting
camps. All three camps are set up early enabling them to be established
and ready to go when you get here.
Our hunting season begins with archery
in the first week of September and runs through the third week of
October. Depending on your hunting preference, we will use spot
and stock, calling, and tree stands. Then rifle season starts the
end of October and runs through the end of November. It is a five
week season. Then, Deer and elk season run concurrently, so you
are able to harvest both species in the same week. All of our hunts
are deer and elk hunts with your choice of a whitetail or mule deer.
These hunts are first-class; including the food, the cook, two hunters
per guide, a camp-tender and appropriate stock. Hunters must only
bring their personal gear and weapon of choice.
Our main elk camps are located in the river drainage situated next
to the Sun River Game Preserve. At an elevation of 5,000-6,000 feet,
it makes for some of the easiest and finest elk hunting available.
The mule deer camp offers great high-country mule deer hunting in
both their summer and winter range with the chance of migratory elk.
If you are not feeling up to a back-country
excursion, then opt for a Lodge Hunt for elk with
the choice of hunting whitetail or mule deer. This is a great trip
for a father/son or husband/wife team. After a long day of hunting,
enjoy cabin accommodations and take your meals in our Lodge. Hunt
on horseback and in four wheel drives.
• We will personalize your hunt based on your preferences
(style and capability).
• In the last 25 years, we have averaged 40% success on elk
harvest on 80% on deer.
• We are well established and have been hunting the same
area since 1983.
• Our area allows either sex elk, both sex whitetail deer
and buck mule deer.