Rod Paschke is the owner/outfitter of Sizzlin' S Outfitters as well as a guide. Just like any outfitter, Rod enjoys the opportunity to take something that he spent countless hours doing as a kid, and turning it into one of his professions. He and his crew, including his wife, guides, cook and landowners give 100% every year to make sure that the clients at Sizzlin' S Outfitters have the experience that they anticipated. After operating the business for 4 years, Rod purchased Sizzlin' S Outfitters in 2005 and continues to try to improve it every year.






 
        
 
 
Although we reside in Jordan, MT, the bulk of our hunts take place around Broadus, in the southeast part of the state. This country is moderate in terrain with rolling hills and sage brush, along with creek bottoms and some scattered pine treesin a few areas. The closest airports are Rapid City, SD and Gillette, WY. They both offer car rentals for you to get to and from camp and are used by most major airlines.

 

 

 

 
Caliber Suggestion
As a guide, we give 110% to try to get you, the shooter, as close to your chosen animal as possible. Sometimes this is harder than it seems, and the shot may be longer than what was originally planned. As I stated earlier, we will try to get you into your "comfort zone", and if we can't we will pull away and try again when we can on the same animal or a different one, again, your choice. To increase your chances of taking your trophy of a lifetime, I recommend that you come prepared to shoot to 300 yards comfortably. This of course takes practice and stability, but also a caliber big enough to handle a mature mule deer at this distance. I strongly suggest a caliber no smaller than a .270 and prefer a magnum caliber of some kind, even if it is a short magnum. Hitting your chosen target at 300 yards is one thing, but to have enough to bring him down at that distance is another. I prefer a bullet weight of at least 160 grains to do the job at those distances. Arriving with a rifle that is too light for the job could result in a lost animal or a missed opportunity. 

Weather & Clothing
The weather in Eastern Montana can go from one extreme to the other in a matter of hours. Trying to recommend the proper clothing is often times difficult and most times impossible. Covering all of your bases without bringing five suitcases is the key. What I do recommend is that you dress in layers. You can expect anything from 60 degrees above to 20 degrees below, the latter not being a real common occurrence. Long underwear, warm gloves and sweaters come highly recommended, along with warm comfortable hunting boots. I discourage a heavy pack boot as to the fact that they are too bulky and will have you tired a lot faster. A stocking cap or something for your ears is important, as often times when the wind blows it can have somewhat of a bite to it. At first light, it can often times feel very cold, but when you actually start hunting and walking, one can warm up in a big hurry making layering very important. Montana law requires at least 400 inches of Hunter Orange. This usually means a vest or jacket is all that you need in the form of orange clothing.