Hello all. I am from Louisiana and have been an avid hunted my entire life. I have killed many whitetail deer in Louisiana, Texas, and Missouri. I once even went to Florida and killed one. I have developed a desire and passion to travel out west and kill an elk and a mule deer. Last year I made my first ever attempt at an over the counter bull tag in Colorado in the Gunnison are. I ate a tag sandwich! I would love this year to try Montana and I am looking at Region 3 and wanting to go for B-Licenses for a cow elk and whitetail does. I don't expect to kill an elk but I'd like to at least give it an honest effort. The deer license would be to hopefully bring home some meat.
I've narrowed my choices down based off license availability but that's still pretty broad. I currently am looking at Units:
311 (deer and elk)
312 (deer and elk)
320 (deer and elk)
322 (deer and elk)
324 (deer and elk)
325 (deer and elk)
326 (deer and elk)
330 (deer and elk)
I'd never ask for a honey hole, but could someone give me some advise on where to narrow down my search too. We'd like to tent camp to cut down on travel time and to just enjoy the experience.
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anywhere in region three is gonna have all 3 species, including a 4th, Grizz. General rule of thumb, Willows and creek areas usually contain your whitetails an sometimes elk. But like some of your public areas where you are from I find them to be nomadic and often in strange areas. Same strategy applies tho, thick cover.The reason I’ve posted so many times is I’m new to the forum and I couldn’t create a thread until I’ve posted 10 times. But thank you for reading all 10.
I don’t expect a pin drop on a map just some local knowledge of the area and what to expect. If someone could help me narrow down the list of units even better. I do live 1900 miles away.
If and when you ever get ready to hunt in Louisiana you’d find we’re way more helpful than a rude go find a dang spot yourself response. I don’t mind hunting for the game but last I checked Montana is a pretty big place to go hunt.