General Information


BOOKING INFORMATION
  • A 25 % deposit at the time of booking is required.
  • An additional 25 % deposit is required by March 1st of hunting year or 90 days after booking.
  • The balance of the hunt cost is due 60 days before arrival.

These deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Clients with booked hunts and who have unsuccessful draw applications will be carried over to the following year on same hunt or any hunt of the client’s choice.  If booking years in advance, a 10 percent deposit is required.

Please note that you do not have a reservation until a deposit is received. All deposits are considered non-refundable. Because of this, we highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your expenses and non-refundable deposits. Travel Guard offers insurance plans designed to cover US and international residents’ needs. Plans include valuable medical coverage, trip interruption, emergency travel services and more.

Also, please read carefully all the Montana hunting information provided here.


AIRPORT and ARRIVAL INFORMATION
  • Airport pickup is at 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm at Missoula international airport the day prior of arrival,
  • Departure leaves the lodge at 7 am until 10:30 am from hunting lodge (please do not get flights earlier then 9 am, it is 1 hour drive to airport).

It is a good idea to book your flight the day before pickup and get a hotel in Missoula and we will pick you up at your hotel the day before your hunt.  This ensures your gear and luggage will be here on time for your hunt if bad weather conditions occur.

We recommend the hotel Wingate by Wyndham (406)541-8000 , or Ruby’s inn (866) 559-3298.

If you need picked up or delivered at unscheduled times, the fee of $200 will be added to your hunt, no exceptions.

If you choose to rent a vehicle, we recommended Dollar-rent-a-car at (406-542-2311)

If you are driving in, your arrival time will be no earlier than 2 pm the day before your hunt starts and your departure time shall be no later than 8 am the day after your hunt.


MEAT HANDLING

Cody Carr’s Hunting Adventures will field dress and deliver your animal to one of two reputable local meat processors. We have worked with these businesses for years and have found they always do an excellent job for our clients!  There are freezers on site to store meat and capes.

Clark fork custom meats (406) 826-0169

Thompson falls meat shop (406) 827 -meat

Average costs of processing your animal are:
  • Elk: $250 – $350
  • Mule Deer: $50 – $70
  • Antelope: $50 – $70

* These price estimates do not include the making of jerky or sausage.

Shipping can be very expensive to ship processed meat home, because it usually has to be shipped next day.  Jerky and sausage is less expensive to ship because it doesn’t require to be shipped next day.  Many of our clients drive to Montana for their hunt in order to transport the meat back home. Most of the processors we work with are very accommodating and can have the meat ready to go in 1 or 2 days.


TAXIDERMY & TROPHY HANDLING

If a client wishes, Cody Carr’s Hunting Adventures can deliver the antlers and cape to Alpine Artistry, the world-renowned taxidermist (406)726-3120. If room is available we can deliver your mount to the show and schedule pickup the last day of the show so we can display your trophy.  It is $75.00 to deliver deer, $125 for elk and $150 for life size animals.

Prices for taxidermy of your Montana trophy can vary greatly depending on the type of animal and the desired mount. Feel free to contact Alpine Artistry if you have any questions for your particular hunt.

We have freezers on site if you want to take your hide’s home with you after hunt.  If driving throw a small chest freezer in your trailer or back of pickup to transport meat and trophy’s back home.

TIPS for GUIDES, COOKS and PACKERS

The standard tip for a guide is 10% to 20% of the cost of your hunt.
Remember to bring tip for the cooks and packers in the camp as well.
The amount you give reflects your appreciation for your guide’s hard work and effort.

CLIENT to GUIDE RATIO
  • Remember most hunts are scheduled as 2 clients per 1 guide, unless a 1 on 1 is prior requested at $250 a day for the 1 on 1 fee will be applied to hunt cost.
  • If interested in a 1 guide to 3 client ratio please call for a better rate.