Come join us for a fair chase, fully guided archery hunt on public lands. All you need to do is hunt and explore — leave the rest up to us! Birch Creek is a corridor used by mule deer and elk as they migrate from the interior of the Bob Marshall Wilderness to the Rocky Mountain Front. Open ridgelines provide ideal mule deer habitat, while lush river bottoms and high-elevation basins are perfect places to find elk grazing in small groups. With the rut in full swing, it is an ideal time to hunt bulls as they seek out cows or strive to defend their harems. Here at Dropstone, we believe the hunt is as important as the harvest and that having a true desire to be in the mountains is an important part of the adventure.
Our Circus Creek base camp makes everything more comfy during your wilderness experience, with a large wall tent to gather in when the weather turns and a big wood stove to warm your hands as you drink your first cup of morning coffee. You will stay in a smaller wall tent, complete with cots and a wood stove. We provide all cooking, packing, and guiding services. Guide to client ratio is 1:2 with a max of four hunters in camp.
This is a hiking hunt, so participants must be able to cover 10+ miles a day, sometimes over rugged terrain. You will only need to carry a day pack with your hunting kit.
All hunting is in Hunting District 441 – National Forest Lands Only. During bow season you can harvest either sex Elk, Antlered Buck Mule Deer, or either sex White-tailed Deer. Black Bear tags are also available. At the time of booking, we will go over the licensing process. If you are from out of state, you can apply for a license no later than March 30. See our Hunting Gear List to learn what gear is required for the trip.