No matter what you are in search of, from big game to waterfowl, Melrose offers a diversity of habitats and wildlife!
The Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest is ten minutes from the lodge and trophy-class elk, mule deer and whitetail are definitely out there!
You’ll also find black bears, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. There is a very huntable antelope population with some nice bucks on nearby state land and BLM land.
Altitude ranges from 5,000 to 9,000 feet… pretty mild for a Rocky Mountain hunt!
If game bird hunting is more your style, we have strong sage, sharp-tailed and mountain grouse populations. The waters of the area attract migratory ducks and geese on the overlapping edges of both the Central and Pacific Flyways.
Melrose is sure to not disappoint!
For the details, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website. Their Interactive Hunt Planner lets you choose a species and get all the regulations that apply. The site has hunting district, topo and land-ownership maps, plus population and harvest statistics. Start at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks under Hunting, then click Planning a Hunt and then the Interactive Hunt Planner icon!
A section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a 20-minute drive from the lodge. Along with the built-in satisfaction that comes from hiking the Divide, it has some great scenery and wildlife-viewing opportunities.