Forrester's Bighorn River Resort, MT

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge located in Fort Smith, Montana.

Forrester's Bighorn River Resort, MT


With over 40 years experience we offer upland game bird hunting on thousands of secluded, deeded acres. Hunting over a great stable of pointers and flushing dogs. Our guides are very patient and knowledgeable.

Date Range

Upland game birds, sharptail and Hungarian partridge starts September 1.
Pheasant starts the second Saturday in October.

What is Provided to Customer

Our typical hunt consists of two people per one guide. Our experienced guide will have one pointer and flushing dogs. Lunch is included and prepared by our chefs. Shells are available to be purchased at the lodge.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

We have an exclusive 90,000 acre hunting lease that consists of alfalfa and wheat fields cut up by meandering creek bottoms. Ideal for native pheasant and sharptail grouse. Flanked by high bluffs suited for Hungarian partridges.

Typical Weather by Season

Upland game bird season starts September 1 and includes grouse and partridges. Temperatures usually are 60-70 degrees during the day. Pheasant season starts the second Saturday in October. Typical temperatures during that time are 45-55 in the middle of the day.


Sample of Typical Trip

Our most popular hunting and lodging package is 3-days hunting/4-nights lodging. Check our website for package deals and payment terms.


Species You Hunt by Season

We hunt pheasant with flushing and pointing dogs. A 12-gauge shotgun is most appropriate for these birds. We also hunt sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge and some chukar partridges.


What Should Customers Bring?

Seasonal rain gear, good hunting boots, sunscreen, warm jacket, long sleeved shirt, camera, sunglasses, plus shotgun and shells.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the closest airport?
A. Closest airport is Billings, Montana (BIL) 90 miles from the airport to the resort.


Forrester's Bighorn River Resort
Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge
Nick Forrester
40756 Highway 313
Fort Smith, MT 59035

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