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Montana Bird Hunting

South-Central Montana boasts some of the best and most exciting upland bird hunting anywhere in the nation. This is the country where great buffalo herds once roamed, where pioneers struggled to carve out a new destiny, and where Custer met his fate. The hillsides, valleys, creeks and fields of the Big Horn area offer a mixed bag of pheasant, Hungarian partridge and sharptail grouse. Throughout much of the season all species can be hunted and are very often encountered in the same habitat.

Eagle Nest Loge has secured leases on more than 40,000 acres of ranch and farmland that is rich in upland birds. Wild bird hunts are managed by taking only a limited number of hunters each year. By rotating between several different areas, the Eagle Nest staff can insure excellent hunting throughout the entire season.

The shooting is demanding, but the birds are abundant and most shooters stand a good chance of filling their quotas each day. To help in that regard, Eagle Nest provides a complimentary sporting clay course, complete with professional instruction to all our guests. For those wishing a less rigorous hunt, Eagle Nest can provide managed hunts for hard flying released birds on one of our two 1200 acre shooting preserves.

Introducing a new hunter? Training a new pup? Let Eagle Nest assist in making it a quality experience.

“If it’s the ultimate combo trip you’re in quest of….Look no further. Eagle Nest Lodge is the best of the best! Try fantastic wingshooting in breathtaking surroundings at a variety of gamebirds, or a day’s float along some of the most prolific trout waters anywhere – The Big Horn River. It may be better somewhere – I’ve just never been there.”

~ Steve Bartkowski – All-Pro Quarterback, world traveled sportsman and outdoor TV host.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Let’s Go Hunting!

The hunts at Eagle Nest are conducted in traditional western style over pointing dogs and flushers. Knowledgable guides and excellent dog work are the fundamentals of each and every hunt. Guests typically hunt in pairs with one guide and a team of dogs. Eagle Nest has an indoor championship kennel facility should you wish to bring and hunt your own dog(s). All game is cleaned, processed and packaged for your departure. Guests wishing to have their game shipped may do so for the cost of shipping.

Superb Montana Fly Fishing / Hunting Combinations

The ‘Cast and Blast’ package is one of Eagle Nest’s most popular options, and there are few places in the country that can offer upland hunting this good in combination with fishing a river like the Big Horn. Eagle Nest can combine fly-fishing and upland bird hunting in the same package providing for the ultimate “grand slam” outdoor experience.