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Sun River Game Range
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:04:30 AM »
Anyone ever go to the Sun River Game Range down in Augusta MT.. ?????Me and a couple buddy's went to the opener last year. We had a blast.. Learning experience too.. Will be there again this year.. Some monster bonez down there... Unfortunately we didn't pick any of those up!.... Beautiful place too.. I'll try to dig up more pics

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 09:12:19 AM »
I've seen a wardens show on it.   We shed hunt that area but have not done that race yet.


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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 09:56:01 AM »
Never did that but I lived there for a couple of seasons. It is a beautiful place though for sure. I miss it there every day. Good luck.

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 04:18:56 PM »
Lived in Helena for a couple years & was near that area but didn't know of this spot - such nice
country. Some good sheds there also!

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 11:36:37 AM »
The madness begins in one more week! Can't wait... Got me a better spot in line this year! Anyone else goin?!?!?

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 10:15:53 PM »
I've seen a wardens show on it.   We shed hunt that area but have not done that race yet.


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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 08:26:55 AM »
I'm ready for the race!

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 12:49:09 PM »
Sun river 2016. Whew hoo

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 12:51:43 PM »
I hope you have a good time.  Looks like a good spot to,spend a couple vacation days
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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 01:04:52 PM »
I won't be going this year due to a first kid being due April 28th. Had fun last year even though the weather sucked and there werent much for sheds to be picked up.

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 03:58:28 PM »
The property to the west of the road on the way out of Augusta is part of my cousin's ranch.  The ranch HQ is on the east side of town, they have some irrigated hay meadows a bit of grazing up there.  They have a lot more property down towards Bowman's.   Some right good rattle snake hunting south of town. 
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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 07:00:55 PM »
 I worked on the Lazy A C ranch, They boarder the southern portion of the game range from nilan reservoir to the national forest. When I left we (4 people) had 2 piles of antlers that were 5x12x4 feet high, if you know where to look you can find dinosaur bones also.

I've heard that the gas companys have developed the area is that true??

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 06:48:40 AM »
Maverick is right... the weather was uncooperative last year to say the least.. Sheds were already picked over by someone who didn't wana follow rules.... But it was good time... I'll be there again this year... Here's a bone a buddy picked down there last year...

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 08:44:01 AM »
Big ranches up there, Krone, Sun River and the Broken O run a lot of cattle.  The Broken O is the biggest irrigated ranch in the US at times depending on how other spreads expand and contract. 

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2016, 09:57:28 AM »
I love that little store in town . I almost bought a .257 wby one year . we pack in past the ressivor
My wife told me that I hunt way more than I did when we first got married. I said yeah I know isn't it great !

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2016, 10:10:57 AM »
He is a pretty nice guy.  Decent prices and great selection.  His kid runs another store he has, I think it is in Fla.  That taxi will assist you on sheep anywhere in the world for free if you get drawn.  He is a "go to" guy on sheep.  Ronnie Jenkins.

 Ron Jenkins of Augusta, a taxidermist and bighorn fancier, grew up in the
Augusta area; his family had a cabin in HD 424. He estimates he has been on
more than 100 sheep hunts throughout North America and he loves sheep hunting
so much, he guides friends who have sheep tags.

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2016, 10:47:30 AM »
I have a couple of questions about this game range
as an out of stater traveling over to shed hunt on 5/15
curious  and may combine my idaho deer scouting trip with a side trip to the game range

1) Do you need anything as far as a permit or pass to get in and dry camp ?
2) ATV restrictions passes or permits ?
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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 03:49:39 PM »
If I remember right we didn't need anything. Atvs just need to stay on the road. Really anywhere youcan get with one you can usually get a truck there. There is one area that going down hill u woudlnt attempt if its been pouring rain like last year. I gave up and turned around. Still not sire how I didn't get stuck.

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2016, 06:13:00 AM »
Thanks
I may need to do that shed hunt just for grins
I'll leave the ATV home then
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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 04:52:59 PM »
It's beautiful country. Tons of people. Even talked to a guy that came up all the way from Pennsylvania.

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 10:11:33 PM »
My mom calls it a rock pile, she was born on a ranch in Chateau.  I call it heaven.  There are a lot of things she is wrong about re: Montana.   

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2016, 03:21:46 PM »
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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2016, 07:17:15 AM »
Gonna scout Idaho this next week and head to the sun river range after that
I hope I find a few
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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2016, 08:48:00 PM »
all see you there madmax leaving seabeck friday after work

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Re: Sun River Game Range
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2016, 06:02:41 AM »
changed my mind
 got home last night from scouting idaho and it was still 300  miles to go to sun river
alone was not too much fun after about 4 days
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