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Preparing for the Challenges of an Alaskan Dall Sheep Hunt

Preparing for the Challenges of an Alaskan Dall Sheep Hunt

A dall sheep hunt in Alaska comes with its own unique set of challenges. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare for a guided Alaskan sheep hunt. 


Fly Fishing Gear List for South Fork of the Flathead

Fly Fishing Gear List for South Fork of the Flathead

Gear is limited on wilderness fishing trips to the South Fork of the Flathead. You must pack wisely to ensure you have essential items without overpacking.


Post-Rut Deer Hunting Tips

Post-Rut Deer Hunting Tips

If you miss the rut, you can still take advantage of the late season and lower hunting pressure to find trophy deer. Here are a few post-rut deer hunting tips. 

Win a Free Spot: The Long Range Shooting and Hunting School

Win a Free Spot: The Long Range Shooting and Hunting School

The Long Range Shooting and Hunting School takes place every June in Big Timber, Montana, where hunters learn to be more effective with their rifles at any range in hunting situations. Taught by an incredible team that includes...

2016 Alaska Hunting Update

2016 Alaska Hunting Update

The 2016 Alaska hunting season has been another great one here at Lazy J Bar O Outfitters! First off, thank you to all of our hunters this year. We have enjoyed hunting with you and we hope to see you back in Alaska again in the future!

4 Rigging Tips for Bull Trout

4 Rigging Tips for Bull Trout

Bull trout are large, strong and they will snap your trout leader without hesitation. In areas where you can legally target big bulls, like our waters in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, carry a designated outfit to handle the large fish in fast water.

2 Underrated Keys to Elk Hunting Success

2 Underrated Keys to Elk Hunting Success

No matter where you find yourself hunting elk this fall, there are two things you can do to improve your chances of success. In addition to just elk hunting, these principles could apply to any type of hunting. On a long hunt, it can be difficult to keep yourself in the game. After several grueling days of hunting, hunters who are able to maintain hard work and patience will ultimately enjoy a more rewarding experience.

What’s in Your Fly Box? Fly Selection for the Bob Marshall

What’s in Your Fly Box? Fly Selection for the Bob Marshall

Do you have the right flies for your next backcountry fishing trip? Fortunately, remote cutthroat trout are not very selective but not all flies are created equal either. A number of factors are important when it comes to fly selection for remote fishing locations like the Bob Marshall.

Summer Fly Fishing Update from the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Summer Fly Fishing Update from the Bob Marshall Wilderness

We’ve enjoyed an outstanding summer of fly fishing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness this year as both weather and water conditions have been ideal. From drop float trips on the South Fork of the Flathead River, to lazy days of fly fishing and horseback riding near our camp on the South Fork tributaries, it has been an action packed summer!

Rafting Safety: Navigating Wilderness Rivers on a Drop Float

Rafting Safety: Navigating Wilderness Rivers on a Drop Float

Our drop float trips to the South Fork of the Flathead River have become more and more popular in recent years. These trips on wilderness rivers provide a great opportunity to see a lot of country in the famed Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.

Elk Hunting 101 – Summer Scouting Tips

Elk Hunting 101 – Summer Scouting Tips

Why are public land elk so difficult to hunt? They know every inch of their landscape. They live in a territory 24/7 and have the constant threat of predation. They know escape routes and safe zones. They know how to move and where to go when hunting pressure becomes a threat.

Win a Free Spot at Our Long Range Shooting & Hunting School

Win a Free Spot at Our Long Range Shooting & Hunting School

The 2016 hunting season is only a couple of months away! We are getting excited about the upcoming hunts and we know that many of you are too. To celebrate, we have decided to give away a free spot at next year’s Long Range Shooting and Hunting School in Montana! To enter for a chance to win, you just need to provide your name and your email address. That’s it! The winner will be notified by email, so be sure to enter a valid address. Enter now for your chance to win a spot at this school, a value of $1,500!

Rod and Reel Selection for a Bob Marshall Fishing Trip

Rod and Reel Selection for a Bob Marshall Fishing Trip

Backcountry trips limit your options for gear and you must pack wisely. Weight and space are critical on foot. Horse packing leaves a little more room for gear but organization remains important.