P.O. BOX 117
(406)222-7455 phone/fax


Scott Sallee, Montana Outfitter #984, is authorized to operate under special permit by the Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park. 
Black Mountain Outfitters, Inc. is located just south of Livingston, Montana in beautiful Paradise Valley.
Our nearest airport is the Bozeman Yellowstone Gallatin Field Airport in Belgrade, Montana.


Our backcountry early bugle season wilderness horseback camp is in Hunting District 316. Our archery and general season ranch hunt is in Hunting Districts 315 and 393.  None of our hunting districts or seasons require additional special permits.  All areas are accessible with a general Montana hunting license.

We hunt two hunters per guide; a one on one hunt doubles the price of the hunt.  Non-hunters
riding along on the hunt are full price.  We take 6-8 hunters per hunt.

Non-resident big game licenses are not guaranteed, but since the FWP changed the drawing method in 2011, there have been thousands of leftover licenses after the March 15 drawing deadline.

Apply with confidence!

Prices for 2016 are $1001 for the big game elk/deer combo, $851 for elk only, and $597 for the deer only combo.
  All non-resident licenses include conservation, fishing, and upland game birds.

Once we receive your half payment to hold your hunt, first come, first served, we will mail you a confirmation, gear list, and waiver. License applications will be available to apply online at beginning mid to late January. It is best to apply online instead of a paper application as the system will not allow you to make a mistake. We can help walk you through the process if you'd like help.

We will prompt you to apply before March 15. The balance of your hunt is due by July 31. If you need to cancel
for any reason
we will apply your nonrefundable deposit to any future available hunt only if we are able to rebook your spot.

To visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website, click here:

Your hunt price does not include your license, transportation to and from the airport to the trailhead or lodge, motels, meat processing, taxidermy, or gratuities.  Game retrieval, packing, and field caping are included in the price.  There are no hidden trophy fees.

Bring a gun you are familiar with and practice at different angles, distances, and rests.  Your shooting ability and your rifle are the two things you can absolutely control on your trip to make it more successful.  Get in shape and shoot that rifle every chance you get.  

Meals are homestyle and hearty - you will not go hungry in our camp!



We have a prime hunting lease on an extremely productive family ranch with plenty of grass, water, and privacy.  You must have a previous bow license or bow hunter education card to pick up your bow stamp to add to your hunting license at any Montana sporting goods store.  We stay in a modern log lodge.  This healthy native herd provides lots of bugling and extreme excitement for the bowhunter.  This is the archery hunt of a lifetime!

Archery Season 2017 Hunt Dates
September 2-6, September 7-11, September 22-26 


Hunt the famous elk herd north of Yellowstone National Park.  This is an all horseback hunt in wild country, and is an unforgettable adventure for any hunter.  We hunt out of the same comfortable camp we use for summer trips, with large wall tents, comfortable cots, 4” foam pads, astroturf, and even a gravity flow hot water shower.  This is a morning hunt: we allow the bulls to filter back into the meadows in the evenings.  Any elk is legal, including cows and spikes, but we primarily kill mature five and six point bulls.  If you want to hear elk screaming in the rut, come to the 980,000 acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and ride up the mountain with Black Mountain Outfitters. 


Our early bugle rifle season dates are the same each year:

Hunt One - September 14-21 Hunt Two - September 21-28
Hunt Three - September 28-October 5



We lease nearly 50,000 acres of excellent grass country with scattered timber and plenty of water.  We stay in a modern log lodge that even sports a large TV room and laundry room.  Travel by pickup and stalk by foot through this incredible wildlife habitat.  We take elk/deer combo hunts the first five hunts and deer only the last Thanksgiving hunt, when the deer rut is at its peak.  The first three general season rifle hunts are during antelope season and can be upgraded to include an antelope hunt.  This is a terrific hunt with lots of action.  Bring your entire family or your best friend and share the joy of private ranch hunting in a beautiful area of Montana.  

Hunts One through Five are combination hunts for both Elk and either
Whitetail or Mule Deer. Hunts One through Three are during Antelope Season and hunters are
welcome to apply for a tag and hunt for an antelope for an additional charge.

General Season Hunts for 2017
Hunt One - October 21-25
Hunt Two - October 27-31
Hunt Three - November 2-6
Hunt Four - November 8-12
Hunt Five - November 14-18
Hunt Six ( deer only) - November 20-24


Black Mountain Outfitters also offers the following hunts throughout the year:


Hunt the shaggy white ghost of the wilderness peaks. We take 8 day mountain goat hunts from our wilderness elk camp in October, or combine it with your early rifle season elk hunt. The lofty king of the mountain offers an unrivaled hunt from our comfortable horseback camp. Apply for district 329-00 for one of the thirty-two either-sex licenses by May 1 for a chance to touch a bit of heaven.

Listen to our home-raised Redbone hounds work a cold trail as their bone-chilling bawl echoes down the canyons. December and January find us following the footprints of the majestic Montana cougar through a winter wonderland laced with migrating elk and native deer and mountain sheep.

We hunt spring season fair chase spot and stalk on private ranches for the gorgeous color-phased black bear, ranging from shiny black fading to brown or cinnamon shading to blonde.

A nonrefundable half deposit holds your dates on any trip. If you need to cancel, and notify us in time to rebook your spot, we will apply your deposit to any future trip we offer.


Montana Hunting License
Lots of Outer Layers – light to heavy (wool and polar fleece are warm and quiet)
Wool or Fleece Pants plus Jeans
Two Pair Well Broke In Insulated Boots (so one can dry)
Mittens and/or Gloves
Long Underwear
Camp Shoes
Cap or Hat
400 Square Inches Orange (quiet, not nylon – not an orange hat)
Small Backpack
Quiet Rain Gear
Sleeping Bag Rated to 0 for Wilderness Hunts (we have bedding at the lodge)
Bath Towel for the Wilderness Hunts (we have towels at the lodge)
Camera and Charger or Batteries
Personal Toiletries
Any Prescription Medicine Necessary
Prescription Glasses if you wear Contacts (just in case!)
TWO boxes of shells
Portable Charger for phone or any other device if necessary as there's no electricity in the wilderness

If you are hunting in the wilderness, pack all your gear in soft duffle bags.  Two smaller
duffles are better for the mules than one huge one!


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