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Welcome to Ford Creek Outfitters and Guest Ranch. Located northwest of Augusta, Montana, on the eastern slope of the world-renowned Rocky Mountain Front.

A Big Game Hunter and Horseman’s Ultimate Paradise

Montana big game trophy hunting is our specialty. Since 1955, our reputation has grown steadily for smoothly run Fair Chase big game hunts. Our goal is to provide each of our hunting guests with an unequaled big game hunting experience. Ford Creek Outfitters are experienced professional guides and outfitters, serving delicious home-cooked meals, we use the finest outdoor equipment, provide gentle horses and back country transportation for your comfort and safety. Ford Creek Outfitters Guest Ranch is located 18 miles west of Augusta, Montana just south of the Sun River Game Range on the Montana Rocky Mountain Front. The Game Range is a National Treasure of magnificently antlered trophy elk. Take your pick of our five rifle hunts during the 37 days of general rifle season in Montana starting late October through the end of November, taking in both the Mule Deer and Whitetail rut seasons.

2024 Elk & Deer Rifle Season Opens October 26


Guided Hunts for Resident and Migratory Bull Elk and Buck Deer

Hunt heavy rutting Whitetail and Mule Deer along with heavy-tined migrating Bull Elk. Expect long range shots in open country or right up close on the edge of scattered timber pockets. Bulls aged 5-9 and scoring 300-385 are migrating from the Wildernesses to Winter Range mid to late October and November. Every hunt has excellent potential for Great Bulls while they are traveling to Winter Range on both sides of our Ranch. Mule Deer aged 5-8 and scoring 160-220 start rutting in thefirst few days of November and rut into December. Whitetails aged 3-6 and scoring 130-150 are seen on virtuallyevery hunt. Heavy rut activity is from mid November on.

Your Hunting Trip Includes

  • Our expert assistance securing your Big Game Combo License.
  • We apply for your Kill Tags online in March of your hunt year, this is very important.
  • We buy your 1st of 3 Preference Points with our credit card, also an important financial investment from us.
  • First-class heated cabins with comfortable mattresses.
  • Cabins have either an attached bath or walk-to bath house.
  • Housekeeping
  • Full-time cook preparing delicious entrees and desserts.
  • Three daily meals during your six-day hunt.
  • Dinner on your arrival night after settling into your cabin.
  • Light breakfast on your departure morning.
  • Breakfast two hours before daylight on hunt days.
  • Lunch packed fresh each morning for the field.
  • Vast selection of snacks and fruit included.


Gear & Guns

We like talking “gear and guns” so please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email anytime you would like to discuss details or have any questions on gear and guns for your upcoming hunt.

A detailed “gear and guns” equipment list is on our website (below).  Print it off and use it for a complete checklist on your personal gear to bring with you and be sure to add any of your own personal items to customize the list for your own gear and guns list.

Good set of binoculars and scope is highly recommended, good glass is a key in the big country we hunt.  Range finders can assist you in making an accurate shot when distances are beyond 100 yards.  Quality riflescopes mounted in “steel rings” is highly recommended.  Hunting guests have had several malfunctions with aluminum scope rings and bases over the years due to the climate changes.  One exception is the aluminum rings made by Night Force, they seem to work well with temperate changes.  We do not fire rifles at Ford Creek Guest Ranch before you start your hunt.  We keep the nearby area a quiet zone we are in elk country.  We do not loan rifles or have ammunition for sale so bring a trusted reliable rifle and the appropriate amount of ammunition for your hunt.

* We do not sight in rifles at Ford Creek Guest Ranch at our rifle range once hunting season starts, the key reason is that we are in big game country at the guest ranch. So please  make sure your rifle is sighted in prior to arriving at Ford Creek Guest Ranch.


Ford Creek Outfitters
15245 Benchmark Road
Augusta, MT 59410

Your Host and Montana Licensed Outfitter
Travis Barker #26177, Insured

Mailing Address:
Ford Creek Outfitters 
c/o Travis Barker
P.O. Box 329 • Augusta, MT 59410

Travis Cell: (406) 781-9333
Ford Creek Outfitters: (406) 562-3672
Please leave a message on both numbers for faster call back… often we are outside working with livestock and cannot get to the phone at the time of your call, but we are around and we will get back to you shortly.


GPS Coordinates: N 47.413431 W 112.694740

References available from Travis by e-mail

Members of:
Montana Outfitters and Guides Association,
Montana Professional Wilderness Outfitters Association,
Life Member Safari Club International

Free WiFi in Lodge and all Cabins.

Contact Ford Creek Outfitters

If you have questions about any of our hunts, or would like to book your next hunting adventure with Ford Creek Outfitters please fill out the form below. If you would like to speak with Travis over the phone you can contact him at (406) 562-3672 

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A new law in place allows a non-resident Montana hunter to buy 2 Preference Points in one year!