Guided Hunts

Drop Camp

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  • Figure approximately 70 pounds of gear per person plus sleeping bag (use a duffel bag)
  • The perfect duffel bag dimensions: 5500 cubic inch, 90 liters (dimensions: 13” height, 32” length, 17.5” width)
  • Sleeping bag (full mummy type, heavily insulated for winter)
  • Pillow and sleeping pad (if required)
  • Lodge hunts include bedding
  • Warm, Heavy coat
  • Quality set of rain gear (pants and jacket)
  • Wool socks
  • Gaitors
  • Cotton socks (lots of them)
  • Long underwear (insulated)
  • Wool shirts
  • Light shirts (long sleeved)
  • Pants (wool for winter or fall)
  • One pair of sturdy boots (waterproof)
  • One pair of camp shoes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Archery/Firearms and sufficient ammunition
    • Scabbards are provided for your rifle.
    • Your bipod must be removable.
  • Personal water jug or canteen
  • Binoculars
  • Small flashlight with extra batteries
  • Bring a battery pack/portable charging device for cell phones/cameras/alarm clocks
  • Sharp knife
  • Matches or lighter
  • Camera and necessary equipment
  • Hard case for bow
  • REQUIRED UNDER MONTANA LAW-Hunter’s orange jacket or vest must contain no less than 400 square inches of orange .
  • PURCHASE YOUR BOW STAMP BEFORE LEAVING AUGUSTA ($10). We DO NOT sell bow stamps or licenses at Sun Canyon Lodge.
  • Headlamp and batteries (CRITICAL)
  • Prepare yourself with appropriate clothes and boots to protect yourself from freezing temperatures and inclement weather.
    • It is important to dress in layers.
  • Bring necessary equipment to winterize your vehicle: extension cord, heat, etc.
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       We provide:

  • Pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware
  • Ax, shovel, saw
  • Tents
  • Wood stove for heating
  • Propane cooking stove and tank
  • Cots

You need to bring:

  • Personal gear (toiletries, TOWELS, etc.)
  • Lanterns, fuel, mantles, matches
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad (if required)
  • Pillow (if required)
  • Kitchen towels, hot mitts, dish soap, etc.
  • Food
  • Gaitors
  • REQUIRED UNDER MONTANA LAW- Hunter’s orange (vest or jacket) is required under Montana law and must contain no less then 400 square inches of orange.
  • PURCHASE YOUR BOW STAMPS BEFORE LEAVING AUGUSTA ($10). We do not sell bow stamps or licenses at Sun Canyon Lodge.

customerS’ reviews

This is the most wonderful place to be. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in sun canyon and it has become our favorite place. I will continue to come here for as long as I can. This is a great place to make memories. Thanks Josh And Nikki. You are great people. Love you Charlie and Kadie

Cheri (Facebook Review)

I went to my friends wedding and from the time we got there to check in the staff was so awesome and the Sun Canyon lodge camping area is absolutely beautiful! Sleeping in your tent next to the creek was wonderful to listen to! Fun fun fun

Jennifer (Google Review)

We stayed here for several nights. The camp ground is terrific. Showers are amazing! The restaurant serves terrific meals and the prices are reasonable. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. They don’t treat you guests, they treat you like family. Thank you to Nikki, Josh and cowboy Nick for making our stay memorable and fun.

This is a beautiful spot. The fishing opportunities are excellent and you can’t beat the Bob Marshall wilderness for hiking and horseback riding. I’ve travelled all over the west and highly recommend this place.

Mike (Yelp Review)

Outstanding! From my initial phone call inquiring about scheduling a ride for nine, of varying ages and experience, to the end of the beautiful, amazing ride our day was spectacular. Gracious, kind, knowledgeable and a beautiful setting. A++++

Trip Advisor Reviewer

A true piece of heaven hidden in the Rockies. Whether you are a camping local or a cabin-renting out-of-state tourist, this is a place of peace, beauty, super clean facilities and some of the best burgers you will ever taste. The views are breathtaking and the staff is wonderful. A Montana “must do!” Would recommend without question or hesitation.

Carrie (Facebook Review)

Truly an amazing experience. Niki and Josh run a great business. Their staff is outstanding. I will definitely be back in the future.

Jeff (Google Review)

Sun Canyon Lodge is tucked in to a breathtakingly beautiful gulch with a cliff on one side and mountain views on the others. Josh and Niki are wonderful hosts, with Niki handling things at the Lodge and Josh guiding the wilderness piece of the adventure. The cabins surrounding the main lodge are charmingly rustic and immaculate. The main lodge, with the restaurant and bar, is warm and cozy. The stables and corrals are a short stroll away so you can visit the animals and if you’re lucky, see a new foal! Be sure to ask Josh and Niki’s young son Charlie for a tour.

Nadine (Trip Advisor Review)

The staff was amazing. The scenery was spectacular. The accommodations were cozy. I really appreciated the whole operation–this was in the middle of covid and though the mask mandate did not apply to Teton County, they struck a balance between careful and adaptable. I recommend highly!

Betsy (Yelp Review)