Elk hunts take place on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Lands as well as some bordering private ranches. The terrain varies from rolling hills, grasslands, creek bottoms to heavy timbered mountains with semi open parks. Hunting is done with the aid of 4×4 trucks, ATV's and hiking. Archery elk season is in September with heavy timber, good populations of elk and the rut, high opportunities and success are available. We use tree stands along agricultural fields and trails the bulls are using during the rut with good opportunities. Rifle elk season is the last week of October and all of November. Bulls range from 5x5,to 6x6s in the 260-350 class.