2023 Trip Application and Drawing Process

Thank you for your interest in traveling with us in 2023.  It is a honor to share the Montana backcountry with you.  In the last few years, we have seen an increased interest in outdoor recreation, both in the number of people we see on the trail and in the number of reservation forms we have received. Last year was the first year we did on-line reservations only, and we were surprised by the volume of people that applied.  In order to account for folks who had differing internet speeds and to remove some of the time-crunch stress that was felt by ourselves and our clients, we have decided to try a drawing type system this year for our summer trips.  

We will post 2023 trips on December 5th.   Folks who are interested in a trip/s will have from December 5 – 8 to fill out our on-line application form and submit it.  It will also give folks four days (Dec. 5 – 8) to contact us via email or phone to ask questions and learn more about trips they are interested in.  The online application form can be found on our website under the reservation tab and linked to each individual trip page.  You can find a link to the form here:


We ask that each individual only submit one application form.  We will have you list your name and your first and second trip preference.  If you are applying as a party, we will ask for the names of the others in your group. The rest of the form includes our standard application questions.  Please fill out the form in its entirety so we can use the same paperwork for the trip reservation process if your name is drawn.

A note on applying as a party: You may apply as a party from 2 to 4 people.  No parties greater than this will be awarded space. Parties will not be split in order to fill remains space – i.e. if a party of four people is drawn, and there are only two spaces left to fill, it will be considered an unsuccessful draw. If you are interested in different group opportunities, contact us.

We will stop taking applications at 11:59 PM on December 8th.  On Dec. 12th, we will reach out to successful drawing applicants. During the week of the 12th, we also contact those whose names were not drawn to see if they would like to be added to trip wait lists. If there are trips that remain open or not fully booked, they will be listed on our website as available until they fill. 

We plan to offer a variety of roving summer trips, workshops at our Circus Creek Basecamp, drop camps, and archery hunts. For those interested in hunting opportunities, please contact us first before applying. 

Thank you for being patient as we adapt to the changing demand for trips. We value our returning and new customers alike and we want to remain true to our quality over quantity ethos.  Please feel free to reach out to us via phone – (406) 289 – 0863 or email – [email protected] with any questions. 

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