Tom Minor Big Horn Sheep Hunting

1-4 Guests • Tent • Public • Guided


Big Horn Sheep Hunts

We hunt two of the few remaining areas of North America where Big Horn Sheep permits are available on an unlimited basis in areas 300 and 501. Licenses must be purchased by May 1, but are guaranteed to all who properly apply. We offer two hunts, which have continued to give us one to several rams each year. The areas are very rugged and difficult to hunt. If your physical condition is above average and you're willing to hunt hard your odds are above average. Mountain Goat can be combined with sheep hunts if a goat permit is drawn.


Hunting parties of up to 6 (varies with camp) can be accommodated, but smaller groups are equally welcome. Hunting parties of four or more in one group are accommodated alone in one camp. If the date is secured it will be strictly your camp with no other hunting parties included. Make your reservations early for the best selection of hunt dates. Any hunters who book back immediately (within 30 days) for the following year will be given a 10% rate reduction.

In camp guests are provided heated sleeping tents, cots, and a foam mattress. All meals are served family style in a clean wholesome manner. The cooks take great pride in their meals and serve plenty of food for the heartiest appetite. The camps have ample tents and space for privacy. We offer women hunters/guests an excellent opportunity to feel completely comfortable on a back-country hunt.

Our horses are gentle with good mountain savvy. A professional guide accompanies each two hunters. Our guides are unique - all have up-to-date first aid, are good horsemen, and they know the country and game habits. All hunts are fair chase with the hunter and only the hunter pulling the trigger. Guides will not hunt in competition with you, their job is assist you in finding the game and take care of it after you bag it. We do ask that each and every hunter get in the best physical condition possible as this is rough country and we hunt hard from daylight until dark. We also ask that you do a lot of practice shooting during the year. Shoot from odd positions, standing, prone, etc., do not use a rest other than to sight in your rifle. Most shots will be quick and less than 150 yards. Wild elk and deer will not stand around and wait for you to find a rest to shoot from, often you will have less than ten seconds.

Camps are in beautiful scenic back-country, accessible only by foot or horseback. The camps are in the Gallatin National Forest of southwest Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunt areas 308, 310, 311, 315 and 580 for elk).

The only items you furnish are your rifle, sleeping bag, personal effects and license. A recommended list of clothes to bring will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. Spouses/guests are welcome in camp as hunting or non-hunting clients. Special rates for non-hunters.

The number of days quoted for each hunt includes 1/2 day for packing into camp and 1/2 day for packing out. Your game is transported back to the ranch where provisions can be made for cold storage, cutting, shipping, taxidermy work, etc. Hunter stands all costs for processing game. Each hunt is detailed in a written contract and there are no hidden costs.

Guide gratuity is at the option of each client, and is not included in the hunt fee. Some form of gratuity certainly helps a guide feel that his hard work was appreciated.

We will gladly furnish references in your region for anyone seriously considering one of our hunts.

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Your Host

Craig's Trip

Craig N

Contact us for your Montana guided elk and deer fair chase guided hunts. It's an experience you'll treasure for years. Whether it's your first hunt or you are trying to refill the freezer we can put you on the right animal for you. Send us a question or the dates you are interested in reserving and we'll get you set up for a great season.

from $16500/Experience

Base Price

$16500.00 Per Person Per Experience


$220.00 Per Day


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Professional Guide
  • Heated Sleeping Tent with Cot and Foam mattress
  • Hearty Family Style Meals
  • Gentle Mountain Savvy Horses
  • No Hidden Costs



Gear List

  • Rifle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Personal Effects
  • Hunting License / Permit / Tag

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Rules & Guidelines

Backcountry Hunting Gear List

Base / Mid / Top / Outer Layer

  • Underwear, (1 per day)
  • Base Layer, (2-3 pair, suggest first lite, or merino wool),
  • Lightweight camo jacket, (archery, or wool sweater, general season)
  • Windstopper camo jacket
  • Midweight Camo Jacket (archery)
  • Lightweight Camo Vest (archery)
  • Lightweight Camo shirt (archery), (preferably first lite, or sitka),
  • Lightweight camo pants (archery, preferably first lite, or sitka),
  • Midweight Camo Pants ( preferably first lite)
  • Wool pants, (general elk)
  • Rain Gear , (mandatory for sheep, lightweight poncho in day pak, for sheep)
  • Blaze Orange ( 400 square inches, mandatory all rifle hunts, quiet material)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Midweight gloves
  • Camo Hat, (winter hat)
  • Camo Head Net, (archery)


  • Binos, (8 or 10 power)
  • Spotting scope, (sheep only, optional for goat or elk)
  • Range finder
  • Bino harness
  • Lens cloth
  • Defogger spray, (Leopold)


  • Hunting Boots (Kennetrek, or Schnees)
  • Socks, (1 per day, with at least two pair of kennetrek merino wool)
  • Liner socks, (1 per day)
  • Camp shoes, ( I like crocs!)

Elk Hunting Accessories

  • Cow calls
  • Elk decoy (guide will have also, archery only)
  • Bugle, (ELK POWER BUGLE, or your favorite bugle)
  • Bow Sling
  • Day Pack
  • Water Bottle (mandatory),
  • Flashlight, (batteries)
  • Headlamp, (batteries)
  • Hunting knife, pocket knife, and means to sharpen in the field
  • Multi tool (Leatherman)
  • GPS (batteries)
  • INREACH GPS, (preferred)
  • Fire starter kit
  • Game Bags (mandatory)

Additional Gear

  • Large duffel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermarest pad


Personal Items

  • Lip balm
  • UV protection
  • Towel
  • Medication
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Glasses

Available Hunting License & Permit Applications


The Montana Fish and Wildlife (FWP) Commission recently changed the deadline for 2021 Montana Deer and Elk permits from June 1st to March 15th. In the past Nonresidents had to apply for a license by March 15th and then apply by June 1st for a deer or elk permit. Now you'll be able to apply for your license and deer and elk permits on the same application and have drawing results by the end of April, providing three additional months to make plans, scout, talk to landowners and get in shape.

Contact us if you have questions or need help. 2021 Montana Deer and Elk permits and the application process are not difficult. We're happy to help our customers.


We are conveniently located 16 miles southwest of Bozeman on an all weather highway. If you are driving, take U.S. 191 west out of Bozeman on the same route leading to the town of West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park.

Numerous commercial airlines fly regular flights into Gallatin Field which is just six (6) miles from Bozeman.

Arrive early or stay a few extra days enjoying a multitude of local special interests. Visit Yellowstone National Park, fish nearby blue ribbon trout streams (Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone rivers), or tour Lewis & Clark Caverns, the historical Madison Buffalo Jump, or Virginia City (mining ghost town). Three local ski resorts are usually open by Thanksgiving.

Please note, there is a 50% non refundable deposit included with your payment when booking.

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