Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

Trips

Mountain Lion Hunt

Lion Hunts are offered beginning in December and are run out of US Forest Service , Montana DNRC and private timber leased land in the Swan Valley as well as west of Kalispell. We utilize experienced hounds men and dogs to “tree” cats. This is a unique experience and we have great cats. It will be necessary to apply for a special permit in either Hunting District (HD) 120 and 130, or you can buy an over the counter license and hunt HD 132.  
All Dates can be customized . Call our reservations office at 406-387-4405 for more details

January 14th
Thursday
to 20th, 2021
Wednesday
7 days
$6,150.00
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January 14th
Thursday
to 20th, 2021
Wednesday
7 days
$6,400.00
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Spring Bear Hunt

Black bears are plentiful in western Montana and are legal game. The Swan Valley has the highest population concentration, and produces the best color phased bears in the state. We hunt black bears in the spring exclusively and in the fall in combination with our other hunts, or as a stand alone hunt.

May 13th
Thursday
to 17th, 2021
Monday
5 days
Standard: $3,550.00
50% son/daughter: $1,775.00
Non-Hunter: $900.00
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May 20th
Thursday
to 24th, 2021
Monday
5 days
Standard: $3,550.00
50% son/daughter: $1,775.00
Non-Hunter: $900.00
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May 27th
Thursday
to 31st, 2021
Monday
5 days
Standard: $3,550.00
50% son/daughter: $1,775.00
Non-Hunter: $900.00
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Three Day Weekend Horseback Pack Trip

Our 3 day, 2 night Montana weekend pack trip allows any guest the opportunity to fit a full pack trip experience into a mini family horseback riding vacation. Nothing compares to horseback riding in the Bob Marshall Wilderness where the scenery just gets more and more incredible every time you come around the bend.  

Guests leave the Swan Mountain Outfitters base camp off of Lion Creek Road Friday morning and we’ll ride 5 hours to our upper camp at the top of Lion Creek Basin, some 6,000 feet above sea level. On Saturday, we’ll take an excursion into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The excursion we choose is based on what the group is most interested in doing whether that be a full day of fishing, another day of authentic Montana horseback riding or taking in majestic views as they hike along high alpine trails. On Sunday we’ll wrap up your mini Montana horseback riding adventure with a full day of riding down the mountain. Guests will typically return to base camp late in the afternoon or early evening.

July 1st
Thursday
to 3rd, 2021
Saturday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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July 2nd
Friday
to 4th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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July 9th
Friday
to 11th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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July 16th
Friday
to 18th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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July 23rd
Friday
to 25th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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July 30th
Friday
to August 1st, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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August 6th
Friday
to 8th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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August 13th
Friday
to 15th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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August 20th
Friday
to 22nd, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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August 27th
Friday
to 29th, 2021
Sunday
8:00AM 3 days
$1,250.00
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5-day horseback riding pack trip

Our most popular Montana pack trip is our 5-day horseback riding pack trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. We offer this pack trip every week during the summer beginning in the first week of July through September 7. We meet in the base camp off of Lion Creek Road on a Monday and we return back to this same spot late Friday afternoon.  
For more information visit http://www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/trip/our-most-popular-pack-trip-vacation/  

Please note we do not accept online reservations. Submitting an inquiry expresses your interest in a trip, but does not indicate an actual booking. Online inquiries for same day or next day reservations are not recommended as we may not see the inquiry in time. If you are interested in a trip within the next 48 hours, it is best to call our office at (406) 387-4405.

July 1st
Thursday
to 5th, 2021
Monday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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July 5th
Monday
to 9th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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July 12th
Monday
to 16th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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July 19th
Monday
to 23rd, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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July 26th
Monday
to 30th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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August 2nd
Monday
to 6th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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August 9th
Monday
to 13th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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August 16th
Monday
to 20th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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August 23rd
Monday
to 27th, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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August 30th
Monday
to September 3rd, 2021
Friday
8:00AM 5 days
$2,025.00
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Archery Elk Hunt

Swan Mountain Outfitters takes only two hunters to each of our areas on our archery elk hunts in any of our “archery only” designated areas for three 7-day sessions. Even though the season is longer, we focus soley on the time frame before, during and after the rut to maximize our opportunity. Our archery elk hunters will actually hunt 5 days, with the rest of the time spent getting to and from the area.  

We employ two-on-one guiding as we have found it is the best way to maximize our hunters opportunities to be successful. What makes an archery elk hunt truly successful is the hunting skill of the guide. We have perhaps some of the top guides in the country as we operate a guide school and therefore had the opportunity to hand select and train our staff. Most of our archery elk guides have been hunting with bows for years.  

We utilize a spike camp, and are so finicky about scent control and noise that we don’t burn fires or have the comforts of our typical hunting camps – its all about getting archers

September 3rd
Friday
to 9th, 2021
Thursday
7 days
Standard: $5,200.00
50% son/daughter: $2,600.00
Non-Hunter: $1,050.00
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Archery Whitetail Hunt

September 4th
Saturday
to 7th, 2021
Tuesday
4 days
Standard: $3,000.00
50% off - Son or Daughter: $1,500.00
Non-Hunter: $1,050.00
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Lion Creek Camp Multi-Weapon Hunt

Our back country or wilderness elk hunts are guided elk hunts into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. These are among the most rugged Montana elk hunts, and we often describe them as extreme hunts or the ultimate free chase elk hunt. Elk hunters are treated to waking up to the sound of bugling. Montana wilderness elk hunts are operated in earlier hunting seasons, so we are able to offer a rifle hunt for elk during the rut. Many of our elk hunters also bring a bow so they can archery elk hunt in the surrounding area. Multi weapon hunts are popular with elk hunters that like to maximize their opportunity. There are opportunities for mule deer and black bear in combination with the elk hunts.

September 14th
Tuesday
to 20th, 2021
Monday
7 days
Standard: $5,650.00
50% son/daughter: $2,825.00
Non-Hunter: $1,050.00
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September 23rd
Thursday
to 29th, 2021
Wednesday
7 days
Standard: $5,650.00
50% son/daughter: $2,825.00
Non-Hunter: $1,050.00
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September 14th
Wednesday
to 20th, 2022
Tuesday
7 days
Standard: $5,800.00
50% son/daughter: $2,900.00
Non-Hunter: $1,050.00
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September 23rd
Friday
to 29th, 2022
Thursday
7 days
Standard: $5,800.00
50% son/daughter: $2,900.00
Non-Hunter: $1,050.00
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Fall Bear Hunt

Black bears are plentiful in western Montana and are legal game. The Swan Valley has the highest population concentration, and produces the best color phased bears in the state. We hunt black bears in the spring exclusively and in the fall in combination with our other hunts, or as a stand alone hunt.

October 2nd
Saturday
to 6th, 2021
Wednesday
5 days
Standard: $3,550.00
50% son/daughter: $1,775.00
Non-Hunter: $750.00
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General Season Hunt

Our regular season guided elk hunts use the assistance of mother nature to bring the elk out of the mountains and in proximity to our lower camp. We utilize our horses to search the front range of the Bob Marshall for elk and mule deer. When the weather is right, migration of elk begins and affords our late season elk hunters an opportunity to bag an elk at lower altitudes. Regular season elk hunts are ideal for hunters that aren’t physically able to make a wilderness elk hunt. These are good first time elk hunts for youth elk hunters. The opening week of regular season also allows us to utilize spike camps in order to get in closer proximity to the elk and mule deer for opening day. This spike camp strategy has produced many harvested elk and mule deer in seasons past. An extra bonus is that our base camp is in the heart of whitetail deer territory for hunters looking to combination hunt.

October 22nd
Friday
to 28th, 2021
Thursday
7 days
Standard: $5,650.00
50% son/daughter: $2,825.00
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November 1st
Monday
to 5th, 2021
Friday
5 days
Standard: $4,100.00
50% son/daughter: $2,050.00
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November 8th
Monday
to 12th, 2021
Friday
5 days
Standard: $4,100.00
50% son/daughter: $2,050.00
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November 15th
Monday
to 19th, 2021
Friday
5 days
Standard: $4,100.00
50% son/daughter: $2,050.00
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November 22nd
Monday
to 26th, 2021
Friday
5 days
Standard: $4,100.00
50% son/daughter: $2,050.00
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