While hunting is prohibited inside Yellowstone National Park, it is permitted on the surrounding public lands and national forest areas. For example, hunting is allowed in nearby Gallatin National Forest. Also, there are literally millions of acres of private land where hunting opportunities are available.
A variety of big game are available in Yellowstone Country. Elk, moose, black bear, bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and white tail deer are all possibilities. Prior to your hunt, you'll need a Montana and/or Wyoming hunting license and a tag. You might need to complete a hunting safety course in order to obtain your hunting license.
Because of the complexity of planning a successful hunt in our area, we strongly recommend you hire an experienced outfitter to work out the details. We listed some of our favorites below.