Swan Mountain Outfitters is pleased to provide a wide array of high quality horseback riding trips and fishing trips in northwest Montana. Northwest Montana is known for vast amounts of land traditionally traveled by horseback as well as crystal clear rivers, lakes and streams that are teeming with trout. Horseback riding, fishing and just enjoying the outdoors represent the Montana way of life. With such incredible natural resources at our disposal, there are lots of options for recreating in Montana. The chart below summarizes the dates and rates for all of our most popular horseback riding and fishing trips. We pride ourselves in being once of the best horseback-based outfitters in northwest Montana and hope that you will book a trip with us to let us show show you what we mean!

Spring Bear Hunts (2022)
5 Days
2
May 13 - May 17
$3,650 ($1,825 son/daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
3
May 20- May 24
$3,650 ($1,825 son/daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
4
May 27 - May 31
$3,650 ($1,825 son/daughter)
Base Camp
Fall Bear Hunts (2022)
5 Days
1
Oct 2 - Oct 6
$3,650 ($1,825 son/daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
2
Oct 8 - Oct 12
$3,650 ($1,825 son/daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
3
Oct 14 - Oct 18
$3,650 ($1,825 son/daughter)
Base Camp
Archery Elk Hunts (2022)
7 Days
1
Sep 2 - Sep 8
$5,350 ($2,675 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
Archery Whitetail Hunts (2022)
5 Days
1
Various 5-day intervals custom reserved from Sep 3 - Oct 16
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Call for details.
Elk Rut-Dual Weapon-Lion Creek Camp (2022)
7 Days
1
Sept 14- Sept 20
$5,800 ( $2,900 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
7 Days
2
Sept 23- Sept 29
$5,800 ( $2,900 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
General Season-Base Camp Horseback Combination Hunts (Elk and Mule Deer or Whitetail Deer) (2022)
7 Day
1
Oct 21 - Oct 27
$5,800 ($2,900 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
5 Day
2
Oct 31 - Nov 4
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
3
Nov 7 - Nov 11
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
4
Nov 14 - Nov 18
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
5
Nov 21 - Nov 25
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
Mule Deer Only Hunts (2022)
7 Day
1
Oct 21 - Nov 27
$5,800 ($2,900 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
5 Day
2
Oct 31 - Nov 4
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
3
Nov 7 - Nov 11
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
4
Nov 14 - Nov 18
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
5
Nov 21 - Nov 25
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
Whitetail Deer Only Hunts (2022)
5 Day
2
Oct 31 - Nov 4
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
3
Nov 7 - Nov 11
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
4
Nov 14 - Nov 18
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
5
Nov 21 - Nov 25
$4,200 ($2,100 son/daughter)
Base camp
Mountain Lion Hunts (2022)
7 Days
1
Any time from Dec 1 - Mar 15
$6,550
Special Permit required for HDs 120 and 130 ( call for details) HD 140 Open Quota
Custom Hunts, Goat and Moose Hunting (2022)
Hunter Choice
Sep 15 - Nov 30
$1,000/day
Special Permits required for Moose HD 130 and Goat for HDs 132 and 134, call for details
Drop Camp Hunting
7 Days
Custom Dates
$2,700/hunter
Spike Camp. 4 hunter minimum.
Licenses Deer/Elk (2022)
Season - Combo
Deadline March 15, 2022
$TBD
Not Included in any prices above. All prices subject to change.
Season - Elk Only
Deadline March 15, 2022
$TBD
Not Included in any prices above. All prices subject to change.
Season - Deer Only
Deadline March 15, 2022
$TBD
Not Included in any prices above. All prices subject to change.
Licenses All Other
Season - Bear
OTC
$350
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Season - Lion
Deadline Aug 31
$320
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Season - Moose/Goat
Permit Application Deadline May 1
$750
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Preference Points
Buy Point from 7/1-9/30 to increase odds on draw, or purchase one point at the time of license application
$50
We highly recommend that each client purchase a preference point

Group Discount Rates: 10% for groups of 4+

Family Discounts: Son/daughter Discount (swan location only): 50% discount for under age of 25 hunting with parent. Hunting Spouse Discount (swan location only): 25% off.

One-on-one guide: $1500 extra

3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: For all hunts, $1,000 per hunter is required to secure the reservation. A secondary deposit of $2,000 is required no later than March 1st the year of the hunt.  Both deposits are non-refundable. The remaining balance is due June 1st. If you do not get drawn we will refund a deposit, but will not for any other reason. There are no refunds due to weather or not harvesting an animal. Since all of our hunts are free chase, there is a chance you may not see an animal during your hunt. If the thought of going home without of an animal is not palatable to you, do not book a hunt! Credit Cards accepted for initial deposit with no fee, all other subsequent payments can be made with a check or cash or a credit card. If you choose to pay with a credit card a 3% convenience fee will be added. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana, or a Hunter Defense Fund fee of $50 collected of all outfitted clients of Outfitter members of the Montana Outfitter & Guides Association for the purposes of defending nonresident hunting rights in the state of Montana. All hunts are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor Jr. 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405.

Trail Rides
2 Hour Trail Ride
Apr 20 - Oct 31
$95
1/2 day Trail Ride
Apr 20-Oct 31
$165 (lunch included)
All Day Trail Ride
Apr 20-Oct 31
$280 (lunch included)
Fish & Ride Day Trip
Daily
May 1 - Oct 31
$350/person (lunch included)

Group Discount Rates: 10% discount available for groups of 10+

3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. For daily trips that are prepaid in advance, all amounts paid are non refundable within 48 hours of the activity.

Spring Bear Hunts (2023)
5 Days
1
May 13 - May 17
$3750 ($1,875 son/Daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
2
May 20 - May 24
$3,750 ($1,875 son/daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
3
May 27 - May 31
$3,750 ($1,875 son/daughter)
Base Camp
Fall Bear Hunts (2023)
5 Days
1
Oct 2 - Oct 6
$3750 ($1,875 son/Daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
2
Oct 8 - Oct 12
$3,750 ($1,875 son/daughter)
Base Camp
5 Days
3
Oct 14 - Oct 18
$3,750 ($1,875 son/daughter)
Base Camp
Archery Elk Hunts (2023)
7 Days
1
Sept 1 - Sept 7
$5,600 ($2,800 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
Elk Rut-Dual Weapon-Lion Creek Camp (2023)
7 Day
1
Sep 14- Sep 20
$6,000 ($3,000 Son/Daughter)
Spike Camp
7 Day
2
Sep 23 - Sep 29
$6,000 ($3,000 Son/Daughter)
Spike Camp
General Season Base Camp Horseback Combination Hunts (Mule Deer or Whitetail Deer/Elk) (2023)
7 Day
1
Oct 20 - Oct 26
$5,975 ($2,987.50 son/daughter)
Spike Camp
5 Day
2
Oct 30 - Nov 3
$4,300 ($2,150 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
3
Nov 6 - Nov 10
$4,300 (2,150 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
4
Nov 13 - Nov 17
$4,300 ($2,150 son/daughter)
Base camp
5 Day
5
Nov 20 - Nov 24
$4,300 (2,150 son/daughter)
Base camp
Mountain Lion Hunts (2023)
7 Days
1
Any time from Dec 1 - Mar 15
$6,700
Special Permit required for HDs 102, 102, 120 and 130 call for details) HD 140 Open Quota
Custom Hunts, Goat and Moose Hunting (2023)
Hunter Choice
Sep 15 - Nov 30
$1000/day
Special Permits required for Moose HD 130 and Goat for HDs 132 and 134, call for details
Drop Camp Hunting
7 Days
Custom Dates
$2,700/hunter
Spike Camp. 4 hunter minimum.
Licenses Deer/Elk (2023)
Season - Combo
Deadline March 1, 2021
$1,068
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Season - Elk Only
Deadline March 1, 2021
$858
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Season - Deer Only
Deadline March 1, 2021
$602
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Licenses All Other
Season - Bear
OTC
$350
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Season - Lion
Deadline Aug 31
$320
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Season - Moose/Goat
Permit Application Deadline May 1
$750
Not Included in price of hunt. All prices subject to change.
Preference Points
Buy Point from 7/1-9/30 to increase odds on draw, or purchase one point at the time of license application
$50
We highly recommend that each client purchase a preference point

Group Discount Rates: 10% for groups of 4+

Family Discounts: Son/daughter Discount (swan location only): 50% discount for under age of 25 hunting with parent. Hunting Spouse Discount (swan location only): 25% off.

One-on-one guide: $1500 extra

3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: For all hunts, $1,000 per hunter is required to secure the reservation. A secondary deposit of $2,000 is required no later than March 1st the year of the hunt.  Both deposits are non-refundable. The remaining balance is due June 1st. If you do not get drawn we will refund a deposit, but will not for any other reason. There are no refunds due to weather or not harvesting an animal. Since all of our hunts are free chase, there is a chance you may not see an animal during your hunt. If the thought of going home without of an animal is not palatable to you, do not book a hunt! Credit Cards accepted for initial deposit with no fee, all other subsequent payments can be made with a check or cash or a credit card. If you choose to pay with a credit card a 3% convenience fee will be added. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana, or a Hunter Defense Fund fee of $50 collected of all outfitted clients of Outfitter members of the Montana Outfitter & Guides Association for the purposes of defending nonresident hunting rights in the state of Montana. All hunts are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor Jr. 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405.

Walk & Wade
Full Day
Spring - Oct 31
$275/person
Minimum of 2 people required
Half Day
Spring - Oct 31
$200/ person
Minimum of 2 people required
Float Fishing Trips – Swan River
Half Day
Early Spring - Oct 31
$395 per boat
Boats fits 2 guests
Full Day
Early Spring - Oct 31
$495 per boat
Boat fits 2 guests
Overnight
Early Spring - Oct 31
$1,200 per boat
Boat fits 2 guests
Fly Fishing Lessons
Daily
Early Spring - Oct 31
$120/ person
2 hour lesson, 2 person minimum required
Float & Fish Swan Lake
Full day
April 15th - June 15th
$700 per boat
Boat fits up to 4 guests

Group Discount Rates: 10% discount available for groups of 6+

3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.

Additional Fees and Discounts: One-on-one guide: $150 per day extra. Repeat Customer Discount: 10% off. For all trips, a 25% deposit is required upon booking, and is non-refundable. The remaining trip cost is due upon arrival. Credit Cards accepted for deposits with no fee, final payments can be made with a check or cash or a credit card plus a 3% convenience fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. For daily trips we request full payment at the time of reserving, all amounts paid are non refundable within 48 hours of the activity. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana. There are no refunds due to weather or fires or unforeseen changes in your travel schedule. We highly recommend the purchase of trip insurance! All fishing services are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405

License Cost & Application Deadline

Non-resident fishing licenses require a $10 Conservation license as a prerequisite. 2-day license are available for $25, 10-day for $56 or full season for $86. When fishing for bull trout each angler must have in possession a valid Bull Trout Catch Card for the specific water he/she is fishing. Catch Cards are free of charge, but must be acquired by application. You can purchase a license online at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/nonresidents.

 

Fish & Ride Overnight
2-Day 1-Night Trip
June 15th to Oct 31st
$800/person
2022 pricing
Fish & Ride Day Trip
Daily
May 1 - Oct 31
$350/person (lunch included)
Fish & Ride Multi-Day Pack Trips
3-Day Fish & Ride Trip
2022
June 30th to Sept 15th
$1300/ person
Pack-in
3-Day Fish & Ride Trip
2023
June 30th to Sept 15th
$1,375/ person
Pack-in
5-Day Fish & Ride Trip
2022
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,100/ person
Pack-in
5-Day Fish & Ride Trip
2023
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,200/ person
Pack-in
6-Day Fish & Ride Trip
2022
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,425/ person
Pack-in
6-Day Fish & Ride Trip
2023
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,525/ person
Pack-in

Group Discount Rates: 10% discount available for groups of 6+

3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.

Additional Fees and Discounts: One-on-one guide: $150 per day extra. Repeat Customer Discount: 10% off. For all trips, a 25% deposit is required upon booking, and is non-refundable. The remaining trip cost is due upon arrival. Credit Cards accepted for deposits with no fee, final payments can be made with a check or cash or a credit card plus a 3% convenience fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. For daily trips we request full payment at the time of reserving, all amounts paid are non refundable within 48 hours of the activity. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana. There are no refunds due to weather or fires or unforeseen changes in your travel schedule. We highly recommend the purchase of trip insurance! All fishing services are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405

License Cost & Application Deadline

Non-resident fishing licenses require a $10 Conservation license as a prerequisite. 2-day license are available for $25, 10-day for $56 or full season for $86. When fishing for bull trout each angler must have in possession a valid Bull Trout Catch Card for the specific water he/she is fishing. Catch Cards are free of charge, but must be acquired by application. You can purchase a license online at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/nonresidents.

Drop Camp Services
Custom
Jun 15 - Sep 15
$285/pack animal + $285/wrangler per day
Call for available dates.
Pack Trips (2022)
3-Day 2-Night Pack Trip
June 30th to Sept 15th
$1,300/person
5-Day Pack Trip
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,100/person
6-Day Pack Trip
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,425/person
Pack Trips (2023)
3-Day 2-Night Pack Trip
June 30th to Sept 15th
$1,375/ person
5- Day 4-Night Pack Trip
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,200/ person
6- Day 5-Night Pack Trip
June 30th to Sept 15th
$2,525/ person

Group Discount Rates: 10% discount available for groups of 10+

3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. For daily trips that are prepaid in advance, all amounts paid are non refundable within 48 hours of the activity.