Elk Creek Adventures
Elk Creek Adventures
Elk Creek Adventures
Elk Creek Adventures
Elk Creek Adventures

Elk Creek Adventures

Nearest Town, Grass Range, Montana
3,000 acres
Lodging Available

Book a nightly stay during the non-hunting season and antlerless elk shoulder season, or book a week-long hunt during hunting season.

Elk Creek runs right through the middle of this 3,000-acre property, located in central Montana. The Creek attracts all species, but is particularly enticing for elk during and after breeding season. Both north and south ridges feature gently rolling hills and are timbered with ponderosa pine. The property is in close proximity of sizeable state and federal land holdings, which promotes a diverse population of wildlife including whitetail, mule deer, antelope, and turkey. The property also has a couple of resident turkey flocks, a few pheasants, and some sharptail grouse. The cabin used by guests is on the site of the original 1880's homestead and earliest inhabitants of Elk Creek.

The property is a rustic, remote, working cattle ranch. The cattle will occupy the ranch from June to November. The family that grazes their cattle frequent the ranch to check on cattle and perform routine cattle care activities.

Hunting:

Check out our 2024 package offerings, if you want something different contact us.

Both the hunting season package deal and the non-hunting season nightly rate allow our guests to access the entire deeded and connected state and federal land for your preferred recreational activity. 

We encourage non-hunting season guests to take advantage of wonderful hiking opportunities, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and photography. We encourage our hunting season guests to hunt for the game of their choice that presents itself on the ranch.

We look forward to hosting you!

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Shane K

Hosted by

Shane K

5.0(31 reviews)
Questions about activities, lodging or amenities?

Property Visited

I have hunted Shane's place a few times, and I have always seen elk! Thick timber surrounds the property with open fields throughout that are frequented by elk, deer, the occasional antelope, and turkeys.

kris-poirier
Property Visit on 8/26/2022

Kris Poirier

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LandTrust Field Rep

Available Packages

Outdoor Recreation
DIY Birding
Starting Price $50 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be other hunters on the property for the days I book?
How is the population this year?
Will I receive property maps so that I can plan my hunt?
Does LandTrust allow a day for scouting pre-hunt?
How do I know every property/available package is authentic?

Property Access & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 12:00 PM
  • Check Out: Before 12:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: 20+ miles
  • Nearby Highway: 11-20 miles
  • Nearby Airport: 20+ miles
  • Campfires: Allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 4 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 4 Allowed

Landowner Rules: We prefer hunters work in pairs for safety reasons, but certainly not an absolute requirement.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are only available within 48 hours of the landowner accepting your booking request. View Policy

Reviews (31)

5.0
  • JH
    Jeff H

    Cabin was a great place to stay. Very good habitat for animals and not a difficult hike. Saw some recent sign on the ridges. Great communication.

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2024
    Shane K
    Shane K

    We hope Jeff can find time to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2024
  • Tom E
    Tom E

    Our second trip to Shane's property with Elk Creek Adventures was an enjoyable getaway. The cabin and its amenities made it possible for us to easily have dinners that were as good or better than eating out at a restaurant. I nice treat while on a hunting trip. When temps were in the negatives, we weren't missing our typical trip with a wall tent. We encountered mule deer and a little group of bull elk. There was also a large herd of elk we just couldn't make a connection with. It was still worth the trip, and we were already talking about how we might want to go about it again (as long as we are welcome)!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2024
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Tom was a great guest. I hope Elk Creek Adventures can accommodate him and his hunting partners next year.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2024
  • JL
    Joshua L

    We had an amazing time at Shane's. He was very responsive and helpful. The cabin was beautiful and so was the property. Coming in the night before our hunt we saw elk crossing the road right on his property. We did not have any luck, but the elk were definitely in the area, and we saw tons of animals and sign. We will definitely be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Joshua can come back.

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2023
  • FS
    Frank S

    This was my third visit to the ranch, and as usual, we had a fine time. We were a little too early weather-wise to get into very many turkeys (heard two gobblers on the third day), but we saw numerous herds of elk and had lots of various songbirds to identify. The cabin was very comfortable. I plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Frank has come to Elk Creek Adventures a couple of times. Come again!

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2023
  • MR
    Maddie R

    Thank you, Shane, for a great experience! We had a great time on the property and the cabin was so comfortable. This was our first time bringing our 4-month old daughter out shed hunting, and we had such a blast. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Maddie communicates very well and promptly!

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2023
  • MB
    Michael B

    We highly recommend elk Creek adventures. We seen lots of elk both days. The accommodations are great the cabin is beautiful the scenery is even Better. Very relaxing and enjoyable experience definitely we'll be back. Thank you shane and Family.

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Mike and his family are great! We hope to see them here at Elk Creek Adventures again soon.

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2023
  • KG
    Kenny G

    Shane was a most gracious host and gave us a very informative tour of the property upon our arrival. He made us feel right at home and the cabin is perfect for what we needed. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We did not get an elk or even see any but that's hunting. They tend to move around a lot and they will be back no doubt at some point. We had a wonderful experience and will be back someday soon. We loved the fact that we had the place to ourselves and weren't running into other hunters everywhere. We highly recommend Shane and Elk Creek Adventures.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Kenny & Kimberly were wonderful! They were appreciative of a property tour upon their arrival. Hopefully their experience was enhanced with insider knowledge of the terrain. We hope to have them back.

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2023
  • Ari G
    Ari G

    This will have been my 4th season to hunt elk on these lands. I was able to harvest my first elk before ECA enrolled w/ LandTrust and nothing has changed. Shane and his family have been the best example of a relationship a hunter can have w/ a landowner. When I first contacted Shane, he immediately took me on a tour of the ranch cuz he had the time, and that's the way he is. The lack of running water is not an issue. My tent has no running water either, nor does it have a fridge and heat. The remodeled homestead is comfortable and a luxury, sitting in the middle of the terrain. The terrain is short and steep in places, but easily accessible. There's also whitetail/mule deer and turkey.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Ari is getting quite experienced hunting at Elk Creek Adventures. He can keep coming back as many times as he wants.

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2023
  • RC
    Ron C

    Wonderful host and accommodations. A missed opportunity that I will think about for a long time. Saw lots of elk and mule deer. Can't wait for my next visit. thanks Shane.

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Ron was awesome to work with. He is a great communicator. We appreciate his desire to hunt on our property.

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2023
  • Mike B
    Mike B

    Beautiful property to hunt. Shane was great with information and communication

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2023
  • Quintin S
    Quintin S

    Property was great saw some activity early in the morning and filled the tag late in the afternoon lots of property to cover with great views and shane was very helpful defintley planning on coming out again

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Quinton, or someone in his party, drive off the main road to load a harvested elk. Not something we appreciate here at Elk Creek Adventures.

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2023
  • FD
    FMoose D

    Awesome cabin. Fully stocked and very comfortable. I plan on returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2023
  • Lauren K
    Lauren K

    Shane was very helpful and responsive. We had a great time on his gorgeous property while shed hunting. Hoping to come back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Guest on March 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Lauren can come back! Bring your family and stay a night or two in our cabin.

    Reviewed by Landowner on March 2023
  • RE
    Ron E

    The cabin was excellent and hunting was very good. Working with Shane was also good. Our party had a very good experience. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Ron and his hunting party are very welcome to come back anytime. It was nice to have a hole in Elk Creek Adventures' schedule to accommodate him and his buddies!

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2023
  • jg
    justin g

    Shane has a great property for hunting! We saw plenty of game, and he was very accommodating. I would call it a slice of heaven thank you!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Justin can come back anytime.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2023
  • Jimmy L
    Jimmy L

    Shane’s ranch is secluded yet accessible and is relatively easy terrain to hunt in, making the experience user-friendly and pleasant. Finding late season elk is hit or miss. If you’re successful, extraction will not be very difficult given the amount of access available throughout the ranch. A solid strategy would be to not limit your hunt to the ranch. Also consider hunting the nearby public parcels of BLM and state land along the county road, as shoulder season elk herds move around quite a bit. Shane’s cabin is absolutely lovely! I would happily stay there for a week or more and enjoy the living experience alone. Shane is very pleasant and accommodating and will help you with any special needs.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Elk Creek Adventures would love to have Jimmy back! …hopefully this summer…

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2022
  • Kris P
    Kris P

    Elk Creek is one of my favorite spots in Montana! Beautiful cabin, amazing country, and wildlife everywhere. Shane is a top-notch host and I can't wait to get back out there in a couple weeks with my kids.

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Certainly! Kris has been here a number of times …he has already scheduled to bring his family.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2023
  • DL
    Doug L

    Again what a beautiful place and wonderful owners! Thank you again Elk Creek Adventures for allowing us to stay and hunt your place. It’s so in it j g snd peaceful. I can’t say enough about it I just know we are blessed with the opportunity to stay, enjoy, and to hunt this place. I was again blessed to fill my tag but unfortunately my daughter was unable to hunt so to a knee surgery. But she was there and excited to be back. She got to enjoy the cabin and relax and tell stories. Thank you again. It’s greatly appreciated!! Take care God Bless!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2023
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Doug and his family are great guests. We plan on welcoming them again in the future.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2023
  • BS
    BEN S

    Love this ranch! Terrain is easy to get around and Spotted elk almost every day. The cabin is great and really enjoyed the new black stone grill he added this year! Shane is great to deal with and helps with game recovery if he is available which is a great help for getting something out.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Ben is welcome back at any time Elk Creek Adventures’ schedule can fit him in.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2022
  • TW
    Taylor W

    Shane was a great guy and an awesome host. He was very helpful pointing us in the right direction and giving recommendations for our Turkey hunt. We saw tons of wildlife on the property!

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Taylor and his hunting buddy are certainly welcome to come back to Elk Creek Adventures. They came in prior to a day long drizzle that made the main access road and the more remote 2-track roads very muddy and slick. They refrained from driving on the roads, thus helping Elk Creek Adventures preserve the quality of the roads — much appreciated. They walked everywhere! We like conscientious guests …these two young men are welcome back anytime.

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2022
  • Conner T
    Conner T

    Shane’s property at the edge of the Snowys is an incredible piece of land. We spent a day shed hunting and found several sheds. Shane was great to work with. Although we didn’t stay the night, the lodges looked comfy and warm. Check this place out!

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Conner and his antler hunting crew are welcome back. Hopefully he and his crew enjoyed their antler hunting day in our beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2022
  • MS
    Matthew S

    Our recent trip to the ranch was awesome. Shane was super helpful showing us around and looking at maps. The cabin was great, my daughter and I had a lot of fun. I would recommend this place to anyone. Top notch. Saw a bunch of antelope. Thanks again for a great trip. Hope to do it again sometime. Matt&Jena

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Matthew and his daughter, Jenna, we’re both a delight to meet. They were very respectful of my request to drive only on 2-track roads. They also did some hiking, despite the bitter cold. They can come back anytime we have availability!

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2022
  • SM
    Shawn M

    Shane was awesome, the property was pristine elk habitat. We had an excellent experience.

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Shawn and his hunting party are welcome back! Fortunately they are hunters who get on the ground and go places road hunters cannot see. The wind was extraordinarily strong while they were here, but they hunted.

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2022
  • DL
    Doug L

    What an amazing place to hunt and stay. Excellent hospitality and a great family that allows us and the public to access and share. So amazing. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Guest on February 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Doug was back! What a fun guy and a fun group of guys he brought with him. Bring ‘em back, Doug!

    Reviewed by Landowner on February 2022
  • JW
    Jason W

    This was the second trip on this ranch for us and just like the first trip it was a wonderful experience. The owners of the ranch are super accommodating and very kind. I recommend giving this ranch a Visit, You will not regret it!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes! He and his entire entourage are very friendly and respectful of the accommodations and property.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2022
  • MH
    Melissa H

    Wonderful property and Shane is super helpeful! This will definitly be my go to shoulder hunting spot. The cabin is also really nice to stay in and I appreciate it being dog friendly too :)

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Melissa and her hunting party are amazing! She is an excellent communicator. The other two members of her party are just as amazing as herself. I will add that LandTrust’s “Landowner Success Manager” was a member of her party, which attests to the quality of people she brings to our property.

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2022
  • Paul P
    Paul P

    This place is beautiful in the winter, with the snow on the ground. The cabin is nicely tucked in the valley off the road. Saw lots of elk. The cabin easily sleeps 6 and is rustic and quaint. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a hot meal. I would recommend this place for hunting or just enjoying the outdoors. Can’t wait to go back. Paul

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Paul and Renee were great guests …come on back!

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2022
  • DL
    Doug L

    My stay and hunt was amazing! My daughter and I saw lots of elk and we were both successful. Shane was very helpful and informational and the stay at the cabin was awesome!! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2022
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Doug can absolutely come back at any time!

    Reviewed by Landowner on January 2022
  • EB
    Erik B

    The time at Elk Creek Adventures was incredible! Shane was incredibly helpful and the property is beautiful and full of game. Hope to be back again!

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Erik and his hunting friends are welcome back. He and his group were very easy to communicate with. The orientation I give first time guests went very well. Their enthusiasm for getting to the hunt created excitement for me too!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • FS
    Frank S

    This was a very enjoyable hunt. Shane (the landowner) spent several hours on our arrival day driving us around to show the property boundaries, drivable roads, recommended hunting spots, etc. This was unexpected and very useful. Elk appeared to be scarce during our hunt. We found lots of old sign but little fresh sign. One of the two hunters jumped a single elk in thick cover, and the second hunter heard a group of cows talking but did not catch up with them. We saw a nice flock of turkeys and several whitetail and mule deer. We plan to hunt here again.

    Reviewed by Guest on December 2021
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Yes, Frank and his hunting partner are welcome back any time!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2021
  • Colton D
    Colton D

    Had a great time on the ranch, lost of elk and other wildlife. Would love to come back next year!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2021
    Shane K
    Shane K

    Brock Coyle is welcome back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2021

Landowner

Shane K

Hosted by

Shane K

5.0(31 reviews)
Response rate: 90%

I really like bow hunting for elk on the Lazy K R Bar Ranch, which is why Elk Creek Adventures exists. I grew up on the ranch and I now take care of the property for my Dad. This is a working cattle ranch in the summer for grazing a little over 200 head of cattle. The elk mating season draws a lot of bull elk during bow season. Just seeing the elk and hearing the bulls talk to each other and to hear the bulls fighting is exciting enough in itself. We have adjoining access to state and federal land that lend themselves to good big game hunting also. I have three younger sisters and all four of us are involved in Elk Creek Adventures. The cabin that my Dad built on the old homestead site is magnificent. The cabin does not have running water, yet...

I really like bow hunting for elk on the Lazy K R Bar Ranch, which is why Elk Creek Adventures exists. I grew up on the ranch and I now take care of the property for my Dad. This is a working cattle ranch in the summer for grazing a little over 200 head of cattle. The elk mating season draws a lot of bull elk during bow season. Just seeing the elk and hearing the bulls talk to each other and to hear the bulls fighting is exciting enough in itself. We have adjoining access to state and federal land that lend themselves to good big game hunting also. I have three younger sisters and all four of us are involved in Elk Creek Adventures. The cabin that my Dad built on the old homestead site is magnificent. The cabin does not have running water, yet...

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Shane K

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Shane K

5.0(31 reviews)