Chad Hoover, MT

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Guide located in Whitehall, Montana.


Big Sky Country is Northeast Montana and here it seems the blue sky never ends. This remote countryside is home to thousands of acres of agricultural land and the result is phenomenal habitat for upland bird hunting. Countless upland birds fill the surrounding prairie and this perfect habitat provides staples such as snowberries, rose hips, and wheat. Native sharptail grouse populations are as plentiful as anywhere in the country. Pheasant and Hungarian partridge also thrive on the available food sources. Spectacular upland bird hunting combined with well-trained bird dogs and knowledgeable guides create an unforgettable hunting adventure. Migratory waterfowl are a common addition to a hunt. First-rate lodging and excellent meals are included in your stay.

Date Range

Early September to early November.

What is Provided to Customer

Your hunt will include meals and accommodations. We provide an experienced guide with trained dogs, transportation in the field and access to thousands of acres of hunting opportunity.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

Northeast Montana upland areas consist of mixed grass prairie, rolling grassland and stubble fields. The hiking terrain is a moderate grade with occasional hills. Irrigated lowlands and river corridors contain alfalfa fields and brushy creek bottoms.

Typical Weather by Season

September is generally warm. Many days reach mid 70's and warmer. October is mild with many days in the mid 60's. November is cooler and less predictable.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

In the field and ready to hunt by 8:00am. Hunt a very healthy sharptail population for the first half of the day. Expect to hike a few miles to find that first covey. Midday we will enjoy a filling lunch in the field. Next stop, pheasant hunting in the afternoon beginning in October. Many hunters enjoy jump shooting ducks on surrounding reservoirs.


Species You Hunt by Season

September: Sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge.
October & November: Sharptail grouse, pheasant, Hungarian partridge, and waterfowl.


What Should Customers Bring?

Please bring your own shotgun and ammunition. We prefer break open shotguns for safety. 12-, 16-, and 20-gauge is preferred. You will need clothing for cool and mild temperatures, as Montana weather is unpredictable. Include waterproof and lightweight gear with comfortable walking shoes. Bring an orange hat or vest, and shooting glasses for added safety in the field.


Frequently Asked Questions

Travel: Plan to fly or drive to Glasgow, MT. Pickup at airport is included.

Hunting Dogs: You may bring your own dog.

Hunters per guide: We take a maximum of three hunters per guide.


    Chad Hoover
    Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Guide
    Hoover Outfitting Inc.
    PO Box 532
    Whitehall, MT 59759

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