Montana deer hunting with Linehan Outfitting Company
Montana deer hunting with Linehan Outfitting Company
Montana deer hunting with Linehan Outfitting Company
Montana deer hunting and young lady holds a buck by the antlers
Montana deer hunting with Linehan Outfitting Company

Montana Deer Hunting

Our Montana deer hunting/outfitting area includes over 300 square miles of some of the very best whitetail habitat in the lower 48 states. There are bucks in our area that for all intents and purposes never have any contact with a human being.  That’s hard to believe in this day and age, but this is big country. If you’re a serious whitetail hunter, you owe it to yourself to hunt this northwest corner of Montana.

  • Season(s): End of October through End of November
  • Species: whitetail and mule deer
  • Average Size: 4 plus year old bucks in the 125-150 Boone and Crockett class
  • Tackle Suggestions: We suggest 270 caliber and above
  • Caliber: 270 mag, 280, 7mm mag, 30-06, 300

Here at Linehan Outfitting Company, we are passionate about our trophy whitetail deer and for good reason! This northwest corner of the state has a strong, extraordinarily healthy population of whitetail deer and the bucks are big, heavy and numerous. Unlike other areas of the state east of the continental divide, there have been no large population crashes due to disease or winter kill. In fact, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists have told us the herd continues to grow here in the northwest part of the state. Montana deer hunting in this part of the state is all about doing it the old fashioned way: no fences, no feeders. To that end, we employ all methods of still hunting including spot and stalk, tracking, stand hunting, calling and rattling.

We believe a trophy is in the eyes of the beholder. And in the end, we just want you to be proud of yourself and proud of the animal you have taken. Whenever possible we like to concentrate on mature bucks that are at least 4 years old. We shoot a lot of bucks in the 130-150 B&C class and each year bucks in the 170 plus class are taken in this area.

We take our whitetail hunting seriously and scout twelve months a year. It’s important for us to keep track of what bucks survived the hunting season, what bucks survived the winter, where they’re feeding in the summer, and to find new animals that show promise for the future. All our whitetail guides are locals, have pounded this country for many years, and are well versed in the strategies we use each day to help you have success.

LOC deer hunting trips are based out of our operation here in the wild and remote Yaak Valley of northwest Montana. Our Yaak log cabins are first class in all aspects from the flannel sheets to the gas grills on the porch. Each day your guide will pick you up at first light and drop you off after dark. Our Montana vacation rental homes are warm, comfortable, and have everything you need including all utensils, pots and pans, etc.

Our big game concession permitted by the Kootenai National Forest includes over 300 square miles of land. This area of the state is especially remote and the hunting pressure is minimal. Without exaggerating, generally we don’t see another hunter in the woods. That should give you a good idea on how big this country is and how little pressure the game experience on a daily basis.

If you’re looking to hunt a trophy whitetail in big timber in some of the most spectacular and remote country by employing traditional methods of still hunting, this hunt is for you!



October through November

All trips are 7 nights lodging and 6 days hunting. Dates listed are arrival and departure dates (Sat. – Sat.)


  • Log cabin lodging
  • Guided hunting each day
  • Lunches

Call for price and availability if you have drawn a special permit. The cabins have full kitchens and gas grills for your use for breakfast and dinner. Rates do not include Montana accommodations tax or guide/staff gratuities.

Package Cost (per person)
One on one hunt $5000 per person
Two on one hunt $3900 per person*
Elk combo license $1046 (approx.) TBD


Week Dates
Week 1 October 24 – October 31
Week 2 October 31 – November 7
Week 3 November 7 – 14
Week 4 November 14 – 21
Week 5 November 21 – 28

A $1500.00 per person deposit is required to hold your reservation. If you cancel your reservation for any reason your deposit is non-refundable. Otherwise, deposits will be applied to the cost of your reservation. If you are unsuccessful in drawing a Montana license the deposit may be refunded or applied to the next season.

Balance of payment is due August 1st during the same calendar year of your hunt.

After August 1st all payments are non-refundable. It is nearly impossible to re-book cancelled trips after the big game licenses have been issued. For this reason we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

*For two-on-one hunts, if for any reason one partner must cancel then the remaining hunter is responsible for the full cost of the hunt. Options include 1) finding a replacement hunter to take that place;  2) changing reservation to a one-on-one hunt;  or 3) LOC will help to fill the hunt on your behalf, and if we cannot find a replacement hunter, then remaining hunter is responsible for the balance. Travel insurance may help cover some of the loss from one partner cancelling. Check with your agent.