Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Geyser, Montana.

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Pro Outfitters' Sharptail Lodge

Phone icon406-442-5489 Email iconpro@prooutfitters.com Link iconprooutfitters.com
445 Sharptail Lane
Geyser, MT 59447

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The Story

PRO Outfitters offers a premier western upland bird hunting experience. We are proud to hunt WILD birds exclusively on 200,000 acres stretched across central Montana. We hunt our native sharptail grouse; Hungarian partridge; and ring-neck pheasant. Butted up against the north side of the Little Belt mountains; our hunting lodge enjoys one of the most scenic views imaginable - stretching from the Rocky Mountain Front to the west, north to Canada and east across beautiful mountain ranges; buttes and vistas - reminiscent of a Charles M. Russell painting.

Our ranch was homesteaded in the late 1800’s and is home to a large traditional red barn we have since converted to dog housing. Our guests stay in yurts – with comfortable accommodations including 2 queen size beds; private bathrooms and gas fireplaces. We gather in 2 large yurts connected by a large deck with outdoor fire pit for cocktails and meals. There you will find our dining area & a stocked bar – with beer; wine and mixes. You provide hard liquor if so desired.

The views however, define the most dynamic aspect of the Sharptail Lodge. Panoramic vistas extend north as far as the eye can see – where the expansive sky meets the scenic horizon – viewers will fully understand the term “Big Sky Country”. This remote lodge gives our guests a rest from the hustle and bustle of daily life and allows for a genuine sense of peace to prevail. There is really nothing like it.

Bring your own dog or hunt with ours. They’ll enjoy running big through a well-managed mosaic of grasslands, shrubby coulees and creek bottoms butted against the timbered slopes of the mountains. We offer three and four day packages during September, October and November. The four day package can include a day of fishing on the famous Missouri River or several other small world class freestone creeks and rivers. Our beautiful yurt village lodge offers hunting opportunities right out the front door. Comfortable, private accommodations, kennels for dogs and ample tasty meals complete your trip to the Big Sky.

We love our dogs, our birds and this big country and we’d love to show you around.

Date Range

September 1st through the middle of November

What is Provided to Customer

Guided upland wild bird hunting with dogs; breakfast & dinner; overnight accommodations; airport transportation if necessary; shells – 12’s & 20’s; shotguns – if necessary. Please call ahead & discuss with Brandon.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

Over 200,000 acres of leased ground covering ranches from Cascade to Hobson. Terrain includes shrubby coulees; grasslands; farm ground and timbered slopes. It is "Big Open" country - home to a few friendly people and abundant sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge and ring-necked pheasant. We have always hunted only wild birds over excellent dogs in a portion of Montana that sits well off the beaten path.

Bring your own dog or hunt with ours. They'll enjoy running big through a well-managed mosaic of grasslands, shrubby coulees and creek bottoms butted against the timbered slopes of the mountains. We offer three and four day packages during September, October and November. The four day package may include a day of fishing on the famous Missouri River or several other small world class freestone creeks and rivers.

Typical Weather by Season

Anyone who knows anything about Montana knows how difficult it is to predict the weather here. At PRO Outfitters, our favorite saying is – "If you do not like the weather – wait 5 minutes and it will change!" This applies to all seasons and makes the "dress in layers" philosophy really practical. You can’t go wrong if in March - June & September - November: you prepare for anything. And July & August: you prepare for most things!

On-site & Off-site Activities

Our philosophy is that these days - we, as a society, are barraged with too many options – from advertisements to media to 10 page menus. At PRO Outfitters - we do two things & do them really well: We fly fish & hunt wild birds in some of the most beautiful places on earth, with the best guides around. Don’t get us wrong - we enjoy all that goes along with that - including wildlife viewing; star gazing; marshmallow roasting; bird watching & reconnecting with yourself and the family and friends you brought along. If you are looking to be entertained by 10-20 other options – we probably aren’t the right place for you. If you want to relax & fly fish; or hunt wild game birds & be well taken care of by a very special place and group of people – give us a try.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get to the property?
A. Guests either rent a vehicle or if we can – we will pick you up in Great Falls.

Q. Where do guests typically fly in and out of?
A. Guests typically fly in and out of Great Falls, about an hour from our lodge.

Q. If I am driving, how do I get there?
A. Directions to Sharptail Lodge:

From Great Falls:

  • Head east on Highway 87/200 approximately 45 miles to Geyser.
  • From the Geyser schoolhouse (on your left), continue for 1.5 miles (toward Stanford) on the same highway.
  • Turn right (south) on the gravel road immediately past mile marker #23. The road is marked with a brown Forest Service sign: "Lonetree Road".
  • Travel straight for 4.1 miles until the road T's.
  • Turn right and continue for 2.2 miles.
  • Turn left at the mailbox marked PRO. You will see the Sharptail Lodge on your right. Can't miss it!

From Lewistown:

  • Travel west on Hwy 87/200 to Stanford (approximately 45 miles).
  • Continue past Stanford on Hwy 87/200 approximately 13 miles.
  • Turn left immediately before mile marker #23. Travel straight for 4.1 miles until the road T's.
  • Turn right and continue for 2.2 miles.
  • Turn left at the mailbox marked PRO. You will see the Sharptail Lodge on your right – Can't miss it!

If you get lost, or need any help – please call:

  • Brandon Boedecker: 406-439-4343 (cell)

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Breakfast at the Sharptail; and depart for hunting. Depending on the desired hunt for the day – drive times of 15 minutes to an hour are possible. Guests will enjoy a morning hunt; followed by lunch in a local restaurant. An afternoon hunt wraps up the hunting day and guests return to the lodge for showers and dinner. Dinner often includes the wild game you harvested.

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Guests stay in luxury yurts with private bathrooms; gas fireplaces & some of the most spectacular views in Montana. Meals are a special occasion often celebrating local produce and the wild game birds you harvested.

What Should Customers Bring?

Weather in Montana can be very unpredictable. We always recommend bringing an extra layer - just in case!

Good Boots: Most important item, lots of walking! They should be broken in, not a brand new pair of leather boots. You would be better off with comfortable pair of lightweight hiking boots. Merrell’s are a good example. For hunting pheasant, full length waterproof hiking boots are recommended.

Hunting Pants: Comfortable. Heavy briar pants are not necessary.

Hunting Shirts: Comfortable, loose fitting, 2 lightweight and 1 medium-weight.

Hunting Vest: Something to carry shells and a water bottle, orange is preferred.

Hunting Cap/Hat: Orange is preferred.

Hunting Coat: Anything that is weather and wind resistant.

Rain Coat: Good quality.

Socks: Good quality walking socks.

Gun: 20 or 12 gauge - Your choice. Will shoot 7's for sharptail & Huns, and 6's for pheasant.

Other Items: Fleece vest, jacket or pullover, Capilene long johns (light or medium-weight), shooting gloves, shooting glasses, and stocking cap.

Species You Hunt by Season

Early bird season we hunt sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge and after about the 7th of October we include ring-neck pheasant.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best family sharptail hunt ever! Really enjoyed the incredible experience over 3 days! The people, dog work, wild birds, ranches, and over the top food were simply the best you could ask for! Guides made it fun for everyone in our family.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wild Birds, Awesome Food, Great Stories Brandon and his team of guides and staff, especially chief Michael are some of the best out there. The cover is great because of the teams hard work to find and conserve great bird cover. Ive never hunted at another place that has 100% wild birds. Bring good boots, because youll need them. The yurts are as comfortable as any 5 star hotel with a much better view. if you like watching great dogs and enjoy hilariuous hunting stories make sure you book a couple days with PRO and Brandon.
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this place Been doing a cast and blast with these guys for a couple of years now. Never occurred to me I should write a review. Maybe because my thoughts won’t do it justice. This place is great, you won’t be disappointed. No detail of the experience is over looked.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very Special Place Went to the lodge in Late Oct Early November. It was my second time and I can’t say enough about the lodge and Brandon and his crew. Super professional and nice people. Great facilities. Access to some wonderful places to hunt. Just an unbelievable experience. I will definitely be back and am putting the Sharptail Lodge in my rotation every year.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best wild bird experience in Montana Great professional guides long on experience, great dogs, great access to vast private land, great lodging and great food from a master chef every night. The Sharp Tail is the best run seasonal bird camp in Montana. Hunting is for Sharp Tail, Huns and Pheasant depending on the season.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scenery , guides, dugs, hunting and amenitie I have visited the PRO Outfitters hunting lodge in Montana twice now. The Yurts are lovely and comfortable. The landscape is breathtaking. The cook, Michael, is outstanding and lovely to chat with. The guides are expert and the dogs are perfection. It is a wonderful experience to bird hunt with this group. We are going back again and again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upland Experience! PRO leases over 150,000 acres of private ground in the heart of central MT upland bird country. That amount of ground enables Brandon and his crew tailor the hunt to meet your desires as far as difficulty of terrain and preferred species including pheasants, sharptails, and hungarian partridge. From the fair chase hunt to the lodge and food, this is a premium upland experience from start to finish.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing upland habitat and food!!! This is our 3rd year in a row and I can't wait to come back next year again. Upland hunting for sharps and pheasant is fabulous. Michael the chef provides amazing meals before and after every hunt. Can't say enough good things about the guides as well! First class operation all around.
Date published: 2018-12-06
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