Does AMB West offer other public access recreational opportunities?
Not currently. We do not allow any shed antler hunting, hiking or fishing on the ranch. Additionally, we do not grant permission to access public lands through the property.
How do I apply for an elk hunt?
Hunters can apply for the 2023-2024 elk hunting season by filling out an online application on the website beginning August 1, 2023. Applications will close October 2, 2023.
Can I apply for a cow elk hunt and a bull elk hunt?
Yes, as long as you are a Park County resident. All Montana residents may apply for a cow hunt, but only Park County residents are eligible for both a bull and cow hunts.
Can I choose which AMB West property to hunt?
No. Ranch staff will determine where to take hunters based on current elk movements and hunting regulations.
If I’m drawn for an elk hunt could I bring a friend?
Yes, everyone drawn for a hunt is encouraged to bring a plus-one. Plus-ones are granted the opportunity to harvest an elk on a case-by-case basis; i.e. time of day, weather conditions, herd size.
Can I choose more than one day to hunt?
No. We limit the number of dates simply due to the large number of applications we receive each year.
How are hunters selected?
Cow elk hunts are drawn by the day selected. Typically, there are 10 to 40 applicants per day, and only two to four hunters are drawn for each day. Hunt coordinators will draw cow hunters the first week of October.
Over 300 Park County residents apply for a general season bull elk hunt each year, and only four hunters are drawn. The first person drawn gets to select which day they’d prefer to hunt and so on down the line. A live drawing will be conducted on October 1st.
How will I be contacted?
Hunt Coordinators will contact successful hunt applicants by phone as soon as they are drawn. All unsuccessful applicants will receive an email once the drawing is concluded.
What if I fill my elk tag before my scheduled hunt?
Please contact the Hunt Coordinator immediately, so another hunter can be selected.
If I have a B-tag, could I harvest two cow elk during my hunt?
Yes, hunters can use a general elk license or a 314 B-TAG. However, opportunities to harvest two cows during a elk hunt will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the hunt coordinator.
Is there an opportunity to harvest an elk during the shoulder seasons?
Yes, applicants must select that they are interested in a shoulder season hunt on their application.
Do I really need to use lead-free ammunition during my hunt?
Yes! AMB West Hunt Program is proud of its lead-free policy and this rule is strictly enforced. Click here to learn more about our lead-free policy and where to purchase lead-free ammunition.
Is there a rifle caliber restriction?
No, within reason. Many hunters use .270 Win Mag, 30-06 Springfield, 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag and 6.5 Creedmoor. Youth hunters using smaller calibers (.243 Win) will be asked to take shots under 200 yards.
What is the typical shot distance?
We highly recommend all hunters be comfortable shooting accurately out to 300 yards. Most opportunities happen between 200 and 300 yards. When conditions allow, opportunities under 200 yards and over 300 yards are granted. We encourage hunters to practice shooting from a variety of stances; especially kneeling and standing using a rest or shooting sticks. During hunts tall grass and topography often eliminate the option to shoot from a prone position. Open/iron sights are prohibited at PVR.