The U.S. is home to some of the most exceptional big game animals, from 900-pound grizzlies to bison weighing over half a ton. If you want to experience the thrill of hunting an enormous animal, go on one of the top big game hunting trips in America. If you’re lucky, you could come home with a Boone and Crockett trophy for your wall, a story for your grandkids, and the key ingredient for some delicious elk burgers.
<h2>Elk in Montana</h2>Elk is big game meat, and the best elk hunting in the U.S. is in Montana. In 2013, the general season is open until December 1. If you plan to hunt in Montana, be prepared to hunt several species because licenses cost $959. You can hunt elk, bighorn sheep, deer, and antelope, and fill your trophy room within one season.<br><br> Bighorn season runs September 15 to December 1, and bison starts on November 15 and runs until February 15. <a href="http://www.montanaelkhunting.com/"target="_blank">Montana Hunting and Fishing LLC</a> is your connection to all big game hunts and can outfit you with the best gear for your trip. They even offer lodges and cabins to rent.<br><br> You'll have to use snowshoes in most parts of the state during winter (October through March). Thermals along with a heavy-duty winter coat, gloves, hat, and snow gear are essential.<br><br> Image via <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bull_elk_stands_in_a_montana_meadow.jpg"target="_blank">Hagerty Ryan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a>
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