Montana Elk Hunting Update from Lazy J Bar O Outfitters

The general rifle season in Montana was another wild ride. We witnessed some crazy weather this year, including everything from heat and high winds, to snow and everything in between. 

The general rifle elk hunting season in Montana is always an adventure. This year was no exception. While some of our hunters were dealt tough hands with multiple days of bad weather, others found themselves in perfect conditions for connecting with big, late season bulls. Overall, our hunters and guides worked extremely hard this year. And we’ve got some excellent trophy elk to show for it. 

The quality of the bull elk in this area continues to be impressive. Each year we see good numbers of trophy-class elk, in addition to the average 5 and 6-points that you’d expect on public land. Thanks to some great riding and packing stock, and our tireless guides, we are able to get our hunters into these incredibly rough and remote areas that hold quality bulls.  

Even with great horses and mules, hunting in this type of steep wilderness terrain isn’t easy. Our guides and hunters still work hard for each opportunity. But the reward is often well worth the effort. 

Here are a few recent bulls taken during the 2017 Montana elk hunting season: 


Here at Lazy J Bar O Outfitters, we specialize in remote wilderness hunts. And we are fortunate to have some of the best general unit elk hunting in Montana – and anywhere in the west. No preference points, low-odds lottery tags, or expensive landowner tags are required. This is good old-fashioned elk hunting at its best.

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