There are several qualities that make successful hunting guides. A profound commitment to respect and conserve the animals and land their livelihoods depend on. Mastery of all the rules and regulations governing their hunts. Knowledge of the techniques that will provide safe and successful results for their guests. The ability to communicate, instruct and motivate their guests in a variety of stressful situations, and a commitment to insuring their clients receive the best level of services possible.

Your licensed professional guides are Ed Lamb and Richie Winters, both of whom have been guiding big game hunts since the inception of the Willow Creek Ranch .


For over 20 years Richie has been a professional guide throughout the state of Montana on both sides of the Continental Divide.


Richie specializes in archery elk hunting and is constantly developing his skill set every chance he gets; archery season is his passion. Richie is a natural teacher and coach who considers every detail critical to a safe and successful hunt.


In addition to sharing Richie's passion for hunting, Ed is the Ranch Manager and his knowledge of the WCR is unsurpassed. Ed is responsible for wildlife management on the property, always seeking new ways to improve the WCR hunting experience while protecting its precious natural resources and incredible ambiance. 


When Ed's not guiding you'll see him adding more water tanks for the wildlife, replacing old fencing with new game friendly, state of the art flex fence, or directing sustainable grazing and planting schemes designed to manage the WCR to its maximum potential.



Book a trip now at Bull Basin Outfitters.  


Our guides have produced videos filmed at Bull Basin Outfitters properties documenting the knowledge, experience, and superior hunting skill sets that make our guides at Bull Basin Outfitters the best in the Big Sky.



They live and breathe elk hunting. All of their spare time is spent hunting elk or preparing for the hunt!











Hunting with your Bull Basin Guides will allow you to experience the brotherhood and seamless cooperation that has contributed to their long-standing success, and will make your hunt the once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience you've postponed for too long.




Ed Lamb


Rich Winters