For many guides and outfitters throughout the Rockies, a common question from clients is about hunting at high altitude. Hunting Montana’s high country is an amazing experience. But pursuing game like elk, mule deer or sheep through steep terrain can be a challenge, even for a fit hunter. Here are five basic things you should know about hunting at altitude. 1. Prepare Physically One of the best things you can do to avoid issues on a high altitude hunt is to be in the best shape possible. Don’t cram in exercises during the last few weeks before the hunt. Instead, start early and gradually work yourself into shape over the next few months. Focus your workouts on leg strength, core strength and cardiovascular conditioning. Getting your body ready ahead of time will directly affect your enjoyment and success on the hunt.  2. Take Time to Acclimatize On the way to your hunting camp or lodge, spend a day relaxing in a nearby mountain town... Read More