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spotting scope rentals for your trip to Yellowstone National Park

Spotting Scope Rentals





RESERVE by contacting locations directly, information below

Scopes  Enjoy the use of a high quality spotting scope on your next visit to Yellowstone.  The scope has become the preferred tool for wildlife watching as it creates a great intimacy with the animals without disturbing their natural behavior.  Often wolves, bears, and other elusive wildlife are found at considerable distances and only can be viewed and enjoyed with the aid of a quality spotting scope!

The Wild Side, LLC, offers high quality 82mm NIKON spotting scope rentals to greatly enhance your wildlife viewing. Each scope is equipped with a Bogen extendible tripod with a pan head and all-weather case. The 82mm lens of the Nikon Fieldscopes allow for exceptional light gathering capability, ED glass renders crisp, clear image quality even at low light levels, and an angled eye-piece facilitates minimal height adjustments in groups of different heights. The scope also features a versatile 35X-75X zoom eyepiece, the highest magnification available among field scopes on the market.

Rentals  Scope rental rates are $30/day; $75/3 days; $150/week, payable by cash, check, or credit card.  

Reserve your scope at one of the two locations near Yellowstone Park:

North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana: We are currently looking for a new location to service our rentals in Gardiner, and hope to have one by May 1, 2015.


Northeast Entrance at Silver Gate, Montana: Wildlife Along the Rockies Gallery, or 406 838 2296.


>>Scopes must be returned to the Gallery where they were rented, unless special arrangements are made.




The renter understands and agrees to enter into the following lease terms with THE WILD SIDE, LLC:

  1. Disclaimer The rented equipment remains the exclusive property of THE WILD SIDE, LLC.  The renter has no rights or claims to the equipment. THE WILD SIDE, LLC, reserves the right to correct information in the rental agreement.  Availability is subject to change without notice.
  2. Rental period is for the duration of the calendar days specified in the agreement. Scope pick up is by arrangement only.  The equipment must be returned on the last day of the rental period.  If rental return is arranged by shipping all outgoing and return shipping costs will be paid by the renter.  Shipping costs must be insured, unless other shipping specifications are made.
  3. Late returns will be charged for each additional day at twice (2X) the rental fee. The renter agrees that fees will be charged to the credit card on record. In the event the rental is not returned one week after the date due, the equipment will be considered stolen and the renter’s credit card will be charged for the full retail amount of the equipment’s rental. If the overdue charges are denied by the renter’s credit card, the following actions may be taken:
    1. The account will be turned over to a collections agency, which immediately results in the addition of attorney’s and collection fees. These fees can not be waived and the collection process will continue until the fees are collected.
    2. Interstate theft charges are filed and a bench warrant obtained once the account is 30 days overdue.
  4. Damage or loss of the equipment during the rental period is entirely the renter’s responsibility. If the renter has not notified THE WILD SIDE, LLC, of damage within 1 hour of receiving the equipment, both parties agree the equipment was received in good working order.
    1. In the event of loss of the equipment, renter agrees to pay the replacement cost.
    2. In the event of damage to the equipment, the renter agrees to pay replacement costs.
    3. Our acceptance of equipment on return is not a waiver by us of any claims for damage to the equipment.
  5. Liability – The renter assumes all liability that may arise from misuse of the equipment.  The renter indemnifies THE WILD SIDE, LLC, against any liability or claims resulting from misuse.
  6. Default – If the renter fails to meet any obligation under this agreement, THE WILD SIDE, LLC, has full right to take immediate possession of the equipment; to make charges to the renter’s credit card for the replacement value of the equipment; to pursue any legal remedies; and to sue to recover any lost equity or income. In the event of litigation to recover damages, renter is held responsible for all court costs and legal fees incurred by THE WILD SIDE, LLC.  The location for any legal proceedings will be Bozeman, Montana, under the laws of the state of Montana.  This represents the entire agreement between these two parties. If any portion of this agreement is found unenforceable, it will not affect the remainder of the agreement, which shall remain valid.
  7. Cancellations - A full refund minus $14 processing fee will be given for all cancellations more than 7 days before the rental period.  For cancellations less than 7 days prior to rental period, the fee is non-refundable.


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For questions or to make arrangements, email or phone/text:  406~223~6634.

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