The Montana Cow Company was homesteaded just outside of Bozeman, MT back in 1860. Five generations later, my dad and I are operating the family business, which has primarily always been used for cattle. The ranch sits along the Bridger Mountain Range and consists of a lower and upper field.
The upper field comprises 140 acres of mountain timber and meadows bordering 71,000 acres of National Forest. Spring Creek is essentially an underground spring that starts on our land and runs all the way down into Bridger Creek. There are great opportunities for elk, deer, black bear and grouse hunting in the upper field.
Last fall, the Bridger Range had a forest fire that burned a good portion of our upper field. Although it was dangerous at the time, the underbrush now has room to breathe and we are seeing a lot of fresh green grass growing in the meadow. The elk are loving this so far! It is not uncommon to see 100 head of elk feeding on this grass, it should be a phenomenal season in the upper field!
There are roads to help access the upper field, however they can get quite muddy after a big rain and we ask you not to take your trucks up there if this is the case. We have had people get stuck, however, if you have a four-wheeler then you should be okay. Otherwise, the upper field is accessible by foot if necessary. There is a pin marked at the upper gate where sportsmen can park and walk in from there.
If I am around, I am happy to answer questions or point sportsmen in the right direction based on what I’ve recently seen around the field. I am also happy to bring a horse up to the field to help pack out any big game if I have the time.
Sportsmen are welcome to camp in the field, although we are only about a 10 minute drive from Bozeman. I am happy to set up a wall tent for protection from the weather if anyone is interested. We have a water and power hook up that can be used for a small camper, assuming the access road is not too muddy. Due to extreme fire safety hazards, we do not allow campfires anywhere on the premises of the ranch. However, a jet boil or propane grill is allowed.
There is a two day minimum for big game hunts on the upper field. We do have an area available to clean and hang up any game. Likewise, we have a reefer trailer that could be used for storing if the party is out for a long period of time. If someone has a tree stand or ground blind that they want to use, they are more than welcome to set that up as well.
We are looking forward to hosting you on your next hunting trip!
Don't see what you're after? Inquire with the landowner about a custom package.
- Bear - $150.00
- Elk - $200.00
- Grouse - $50.00
- Moose - $150.00
- Mountain Lion - $50.00
- Mule Deer - $150.00
- Whitetail - $50.00
- Wolf - $25.00
Details & Ground Rules
- Check In: After 12:00 AM
- Check Out: Before 12:00 AM
- Campfires: Not allowed
- Pets: Not allowed on property
- ATV's: Not allowed
- Parking: Yes
- Drive-in Access: No
- Walk-in Access: Yes
- Guests: 4 Allowed
Landowner Rules: Stay on designated roads, parking areas. Park at lower parking area if the road is wet. No campfires if you are camping.
Cancellation Policy: A Guest on LandTrust has 48 hours from the time the Landowner accepts their booking request to cancel their booking and receive a full refund. After 48 hours from the moment the Landowner accepts a booking, there is no refund available to the Guest. View Policy.
- MHMelissa HSeptember 2021
Had an absolutely amazing time! JD was incredibly helpful showing us the property and filling us in on where animals typically hang out. I loved the opportunity with LandTrust and can't wait to use them again!
JD is a great host with a spectacular property. Extremely helpful in offering advice on hunting the property and willing to help if I was successful in harvesting an animal. Although the location was partially hit by the bridger fire, there is still plenty of food and the animals have moved back in. A large portion of the adjacent national forest was untouched and is still as pristine as ever for wildlife.