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Unit 620-21 MT Elk combo
Contributors to this thread:
beard collector 01-May-18
LKH 01-May-18
Bigdan 02-May-18
beard collector 03-May-18
Beard Collector 20-Dec-18
Grunter 20-Dec-18
midwest 20-Dec-18
Beard Collector 27-Dec-18
BULELK1 28-Dec-18
midwest 28-Dec-18
Treeline 28-Dec-18
Bowboy 28-Dec-18
Hi guys, just found out that I drew my MT Elk combo for unit 620-21. I was just wondering if any body has hunted this unit and if you would share some information on where to start. Also if you know of any good outfitters for this unit this would be greatly appreciated. I my do a DYI if everything points to that direction. Thanks Beard Collector Greg Vickery

From: LKH
It's actually well populated with elk, mostly near the river and each year is it's own unique world.

In '15 and 17 you could get around anywhere. In '16 they had a ton of rain and many roads were impassable. If you have a gps, get one of the state map programs to keep you off private. Vehicle game recovery off marked roads in the CMR is not allowed, even if possible. Other hunters will turn you in if you try it.

While the elk do better, deer may have suffered from the terrible winter.

Get on Giggle Earth and you can pretty well scout. Roads show well. Have a plan what to do if it starts to rain. Consider camping up near gravel, not on the river if you must get out by some deadline.

From: Bigdan
Try Burke Ranch Outfitters they kill big bulls every year


ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
I have killed I think 8 elk in a row in 620 but I'm not picky and haven't shot any big bulls. However, I've shot some nice mule deer like the one below off the "witches tit" right over my shoulder.

You have the buffalo association and 3 big ranches that are off limits and harbor huge numbers of elk..........very frustrating. Burke ranch is a great idea in the fact that at least you'll be into elk. You could have great luck down along the river if the mosquitoes don't carry you off. I often chose to get away from people and hunt way out on the BLM flats with fewer hunters but often times fewer animals too.

I burnt out on the unit and moved this year to a different one in the breaks. Good luck as their are tons of hunters that you'll need to navigate around and they'll all be wanting to walk out the usual patches of timber open to the public. Because of that, you most likely won't have elk in the same place two days in a row and scouting won't mean much but you may have other hunters run elk into you as well.

Last year, I had 3 and 4 inch wide cracks in the dirt that went several feet deep and couldn't find elk in my usual spots but shot a deer early and found an elk later in the season. A couple years before that, I put my life on the line driving blind through a flooded valley to access my area......I've been stranded out in an area because of rain and the gumbo and had to wait it out. It's all part of the experience there but make sure you have your deer tag and antelope permit if you can. You never know what you'll run into. It's awesome to have a pocket full of tags and shoot whatever you run into:)

Thanks guys for all your help. This is the reason I like using Bowsite. Great bunch of hunters on here. Please let me know if I can ever help any of ya'll. Thanks, Beard Collector Greg.

Just wanted to post an update. Killed a 6x5 in Unit 620-21 Sept. 24. I would like to thank bowsiters for all their help. Special thank you to Bigdan for the information. Looking forward to putting in again next year.

From: Grunter
I think we need a better recap of the whole hunt from start to finish with lots of pictures. Congrats on getting it done! We need lots of pics, otherwise it never happened :)

From: midwest
Agree with Grunter!


Beard Collector's embedded Photo
Killed this bull on the first day of my hunt. This was a hunt I will never forget. First time to hunt Montana. Looking forward to putting in next year. Good luck to all of you.
Beard Collector's embedded Photo
Killed this bull on the first day of my hunt. This was a hunt I will never forget. First time to hunt Montana. Looking forward to putting in next year. Good luck to all of you.

Good for you!!

Nothing wrong with that bull at all.

Good luck, Robb

From: midwest
Awesome, congrats Beard Collector!

From: Treeline
Great bull!


Very rare to get a good critter on the first day! And elk usually mean a long hard grind! Good job man!

From: Bowboy
Congrats on a nice bull!

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