For years Outdoor Life has been running the Grand Slam Adventure series, where we take a lucky reader on the trip of a lifetime. We've taken the OL faithful on hunts in Africa, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains and almost everywhere in between.
This time around we changed it up a bit. With help from our sponsors (Cabela's, Lowa Boots, and Mossberg) we setup a family hunt for two on the Tejon Ranch in southern California. After an extensive selection process, we picked Todd Hatfield and his 12-year-old daughter Mallory from Grayling, Michigan.
For only the second time in a generation, non-resident hunters can buy a Montana bull tag over the counter. No worries about the stingy lottery, no casting around for an outfitter or landowner to sponsor you.
As of Friday afternoon, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks had 1,094 Big-Game Combination Licenses (this includes both an elk tag and a deer tag) and another 2,036 Elk Combination Licenses available for the 2012 hunting season. The combination licenses also include upland bird, conservation, and fishing licenses.