Mountain Home Ranch
Mountain Home Ranch
Mountain Home Ranch
Mountain Home Ranch
Mountain Home Ranch

Mountain Home Ranch

Nearest Town, Helena, Montana
1,160 acres

This ranch is a private oasis with a small creek running through it, with several open fields and meadows, and both scattered and dense timber for cover. The ranch is divided into 4 pastures, which are utilized for cattle grazing (from mid-May til late September or early October). This can affect the hunting when they are present. There are many houses in the area and bordering the ranch, so we ask that you are mindful of your target and beyond and that you don't shoot game that is on the ranch's outer fenceline. This ranch also borders thousands of acres of public land to hunt when game isn't found on the ranch. Landowner will be around to offer tips and guidance on your hunt, and can assist with game retrieval.  

There is no lodging, but power for a camper could be arranged, and there are plenty of spots to camp.  

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Bill S

Hosted by

Bill S

5.0(26 reviews)
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Available Packages

Hunting
Merriam's Turkey Hunt
Starting Price $200 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
1 Guest
3 Days
RV Site(s)
Mule Deer Hunt
Starting Price $200 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
Elk Hunt
Starting Price $300 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
1 Guest
3 Days
RV Site(s)
1 Guest
5 Days
RV Site(s)
Bear Hunt
Starting Price $150 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
Gopher OR Coyote Hunt
Starting Price $50 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
Grouse Hunt
Starting Price $75 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
Outdoor Recreation
Self-Guided Nature Hike
Starting Price $10 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
RV Site(s)
Property Visited

This ranch has plenty of open meadows and timber for elk and deer. The elk frequented the property in the mornings and evenings while I was there. Great spot for archery opener!

kris-poirier
Property Visit on 9/18/2022

Kris Poirier

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Property Access & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 6:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 9:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: 0-10 miles
  • Nearby Highway: 0-10 miles
  • Nearby Airport: 0-10 miles
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 2 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: No
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 6 Allowed

Landowner Rules: This is in an area with subdivisions on two sides of the property, and other houses in the area, so must know target and beyond. It is also imperative that you have a hunting app like OnX so you know where the property boundaries are.

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

Reviews (26)

5.0
  • Gabi W
    Gabi W

    Bill's place is amazing! The property is crawling with animals and I found sign from turkeys, bears, elk, deer, and moose everywhere. Bill was extremely helpful and pointed me in the right direction for gobblers. Due to a recent hefty snowfall, the turkeys had moved a bit lower than expected but I still got into them. I even found a few great sheds while out there! Thank you Bill for allowing access to such a gem of a property, I'll be back!

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2024
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Gabi was an outstanding guest on our ranch, and we would certainly be happy to host her again!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2024
  • GR
    Guy R

    I had a great time with great weather. Great piece of property for hiking and hunting. Got some shots off on the gophers and even a marmot. I plan on coming back again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2024
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Guy was a great guest on our ranch, and we would welcome him back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2024
  • Benjamin C
    Benjamin C

    Bill was great and very responsive. We saw plenty of elk, pronghorn and a turkey. Thx Bill!

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2024
  • GR
    Guy R

    I got snow over night so hunting gophers couldn't happen but Bill was nice enough to get me a tour of property. Had a great time.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2024
  • TC
    Tom C

    Bill was a great host, showed me around and even sent me some great intel. I would recommend to others, 10/10 experience. The property was amazing, close to town yet has the middle of nowhere feel.

    Reviewed by Guest on April 2024
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Tom was a great guest on our ranch. Very respectful and was great to communicate with. We would recommend him for other landowners and would gladly welcome him back to our place!

    Reviewed by Landowner on April 2024
  • Stephen R
    Stephen R

    Bill was very responsive to my questions and we saw a lot of elk and deer on the property. The upper property is surrounded by blm so there is plenty of places to hunt. Bill even spotted up a few bulls for us but we were unable to connect. I would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2023
  • RS
    Riley S

    Awsome property lots of access to blm which was great way more ground to cover than just the ranch beautiful place. Lots and lots of elk just no legal bulls on our trip with them I believe this was due to mild weather and low snowpack up high. Great property to get opportunities. Thanks Bill you were an exceptional host.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Riley and his hunting partner were great guests on our ranch. Followed all the rules, were very conscientious and were very good hunters willing to put in the effort required to find a bull elk. We would certainly recommend them to other land trust ranches.

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2023
  • TG
    Tom G

    Hunted archery elk on Bills property and was completely satisfied with all expectations...Bill is a great host and offered his help ...I had previously met Bill on a pre-scout/camping trip and Bill gave us a complete tour of the property...At any time during our hunt there were 20 to 100+ elk on the property...Including several bulls and one probably close or over 300"...I hunted for 5 days and I had at least 2 stalks per day with 3 shooting opportunities...unfortunately I was unable to connect and realistically should have killed a 6x6 herd bull that would have scored 260-280...Overall had a great hunt and I'm looking forward to coming back next year Tom Gelastopoulos 619-889-6965

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2023
  • jd
    jami d

    I booked a 2 day elk hunt on Bill's property. The property was absolutely gorgeous! There was plenty of fresh sign for deer and elk. We got into elk first thing first morning. No Bulls with the cows. Unfortunately, I don't think they were quite Into the rut when we booked our trip. Didn't see any other elk while on the property. You can definitely tell they spend some time in there though lots of sign all over. Saw Plenty of mule deer , quite a few does And a few forkies. I'm sure if I had more time on the property. I would have gotten back in to elk! Bill was super great at answering messages and questions. I would definitely book again to see the rest of the property and what it has to offer! Thanks again Bill!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Jami and her hunting companion were great guests on our property. We would welcome them back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2023
  • SM
    Sky M

    Bill was an AWESOME host. He met my boyfriend and I the first day to give us the lay of the land. Gave us ideas on where to look for brow-tined bull elk. He kept in contact with us all 3 days we were there. Sadly because of the late hunt it was past the elk rut, so all mature bulls had moved on to their bachelor herds. The elk population on Bill's property was amazing though. Lots of opportunity this year for anyone with a cow tag. Bill's property is definitely a gem. It's a beautiful place. We hope to be able to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Skye and her companion were great guests on our ranch!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2023
  • BW
    Brandon W

    Great hunt!! Bill went above and beyond to make sure we had every opportunity possible to get on the elk. We couldn't have been happier with both the property and hospitality! Hope to come back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Brandon was great to host through Land Trust. Very respectful of our place, and we would welcome them back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2023
  • TG
    Tom G

    Camped at the property for a couple days late August to scout and meet Bill. Beautiful property with several areas to set up for archery. Saw a cow with calf and a yearling spike bull..also saw a nice 4x4 mule deer in velvet. Bill was a great host and showed us the land in detail. We booked for later in September...hoping to write another review with photos of harvested elk

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2023
  • HF
    Henry F

    I had a great experience and Bill was great to work with. From the first day, Bill was there offering advice and tips as he knew I was a novice elk hunter. He also had a great knowledge of the area and the elk herds themselves. I was hit with a snow storm and single digit temps during my hunt, but I still managed to kill my first elk. I saw elk almost every day and a lot of mule deer. I learned a lot from my time at Bill's ranch and would not hesitate to go back again. Overall it is a great place to hunt and Bill is a great guy who really wants you to enjoy your time there and harvest an elk.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2023
  • Quintin S
    Quintin S

    The property was great and Bill was extremely helpful and generous host though we didn’t get any sighting of bears this trip the place had lots of opportunities for turkey and elk and I definitely will be come back this fall.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Quintin was a great guest on our ranch for a two day bear hunt. He was very respectful and easy to communicate with. We would gladly welcome him back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2023
  • AC
    Aaron C

    Bill is an excellent host and has a great ranch.

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Aaron and his wife were great guests! Great communication and very respectful of our place! We would welcome them back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2023
  • DS
    Darin S

    Due to some unexpected things coming up I was only able to hunt the property for one day. Bill was awesome and very accommodating. There were elk on the property and on neighboring properties.

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2023
  • GM
    Greg M

    Property was great, in elk every day. Definitely would hunt again

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Greg was a great guest on our ranch. We would welcome him back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2023
  • GR
    Greg R

    Bill was a fantastic host to say the least . Plus he was extremely informative and knowledgeable of the animals and there movements on his ranch. He went above and beyond with his knowledge to help with your success. I would love to return and do another hunt on his property. Thank you again Bill for all you done

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    We really enjoyed hosting Greg on our ranch. He was very conscientious and also a proficient and diligent hunter. We would highly recommend him to other landowners.

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2023
  • RG
    Ryan G

    WHAT A GREAT HUNT! Bill was able to meet me when I arrived to the ranch, gave me a great rundown of what he had been seeing and hearing, and then helped me pick the best place to park my camper for the duration. Elk were everywhere on the ranch that evening! I was able to notch my tag the next morning on a 6x6 bull that we had heard bugling ALL NIGHT LONG! A hunt I wont soon forget!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Ryan was great to host on our ranch. Very respectful and we would welcome him back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2023
  • CF
    Curtis F

    Bill has a great property and I was able to fill my bull tag. I can’t say enough nice things about Bill. He is very accommodating and interested in your success.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Curtis was a great hunter to host with Land Trust. Very conscientious and communication was great. We would gladly welcome him back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2023
  • Scott B
    Scott B

    Great last minute hunt. No time to scout. Lots of small mule deer buck around, ended up taking a little 3 by with a broken horn on last morning. Last minute as I was leaving the Elk showed up, Big Time! 80+ with a big 5X5 leading the herd. It took some work getting back up the hill before they moved through but I made it. Would love to show you that pic but I forgot to allow for the 30MPH crosswind. Bull didn’t get that big giving people second chances. I will definitely be back. Property is easy access for us old guys. Close to services. The land owner came out and assisted in confirming my miss! Bill is a great host!

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2022
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Scott was a great guest on our ranch. We would gladly welcome him back

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2022
  • NM
    Nate M

    From heading out in the snow to line us out to questions along the way Bill was a good helpful and easy to get ahold of host. And while limited to a short range season we saw some game.

    Reviewed by Guest on January 2023
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Nate was a great guest at our ranch. Great communication and appeared to be an accomplished and skilled sportsman. We would gladly welcome him back!

    Reviewed by Landowner on December 2022
  • GS
    Garrett S

    Was a great trip, Bill is a great guy. Saw some cows and Claves first thing on a neighboring property, with no Bulls. Ended up taking a mule deer later in the day. Location is great as well, great for glassing.

    Reviewed by Guest on November 2022
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Garrett was a great guest on our ranch! We would gladly welcome him back.

    Reviewed by Landowner on November 2022
  • MS
    Matt S

    Thanks for having us out Bill. We had a great time on the property . We hunted Bills place for two days. The elk were on the property thick the first night and both of my boys were in bow range. That’s all you can hope for with archery hunting. To just be in them and have a chance. We saw 50-60 head the first evening, lots of bugling and a couple call ins. The second day was slower. Saw some elk but they did not come on the property from what we could find. I’m sure they felt some pressure from us and will cycle back in over the next few days. Super easy terrain to navigate. Bill communicated great and was super helpful. He met us when we arrived, gave us the lay of the land and information on what the elk had been doing. He made sure the property wasn’t hunted back to back which I think is important on smaller pieces. Bill is a self admitted elkoholic. You could tell he wanted to see us have a good time and a good hunt. We did on both accounts.

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2022
    Bill S
    Bill S

    It was great to host Matt and his kids on the ranch. They communicated great and were very respectful of our property. We would gladly welcome them back.

    Reviewed by Landowner on October 2022
  • kh
    kathleen h

    I really enjoyed hunting on Bill's place. The land is a mixture of open meadows and forest, good elk habitat. There was snow on the ground and lots of elk sign. I did see elk and get into them on the first day. I didn't have a cow permit but wished I did because I certainly could have harvested a cow if I had one. I saw a few bulls but just couldn't get into position for a shot. Bill met me when I arrived, answered all my questions, and when I checked in with him over the next couple of days he responded quickly to my messages. I would hunt this property again. Bill was easy to work with, thoughtful and kind...good guy!

    Reviewed by Guest on October 2022
  • Kris P
    Kris P

    Had a great time at Bill's place this past weekend. Saw plenty of elk on and around the property, also bumped into some mule deer and antelope. Coyotes are on the place as well. Bill was great to work and communicate with. Would hunt here again for sure!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2022
    Bill S
    Bill S

    Kris And his family were great guests! Very respectful of our place and great to communicate with we would welcome them back anytime!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2022

Landowner

Bill S

Hosted by

Bill S

5.0(26 reviews)
Response rate: 86%

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Bill S

Hosted by

Bill S

5.0(26 reviews)