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

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Nick Forrester

Forrester's Bighorn River Resort

Phone icon800-665-3799 Phone icon406-666-9199 Email iconinfo@forrestersbighorn.com Link iconforrestersbighorn.com
40756 Highway 313
Fort Smith, MT 59035

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The Story

Where Montana keeps her promises. Come hunt ringneck pheasant, sharptail grouse, and Hungarian and chukar partridge at Forrester's. The lodge offers seven private hunting cabins with captivating views of the Bighorn Mountains, and riverfront access to the Bighorn River straight from your deck. Upland bird hunting is available on more than 100,000 private acres. Every detail of every trip is cared for, from the chefs with global experience preparing 5-star courses that leave guests anticipating the next day's menu, to guided hunts in the field for incredible days in Montana. Take advantage of the world-class duck and goose hunting or the true Cast-and-Blast adventures!

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.

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.

What Should Customers Bring?

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

Date Range:

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

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.

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.

What is the closest airport?

Closest airport is Billings, Montana (BIL) 90 miles from the airport to the resort.

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