Wilderness Back Country Hunts | Elk Mule Deer Bear Wolf

Montana Big Game Hunting

Hunting Montana's wildest country is an extraordinary experience, reminiscent of Teddy Rosevelt's turn of the century excursions.  From the time you leave the trailhead you're taking a step back in time as you ride horses deep into the Bob Marshall Wildnerness.  We get back where there just aren't many people, no one is there very long.  This is the heart of the resident big game herds of northern Montana. 


Wilderness Elk and Mule Deer Hunts:

Our early and late season back country hunts are based from semi-permanent tents camps far from a trailhead.  This gives us back into the heart of the big game country for that particular season.  We put forward every effort to ensure all the elements within our control support a top quality hunting experience for you.   As the season progresses we move to different camps and areas to optimize the hunting experience.  The early camps are based in hunting district 151, on the west side of the continental divide at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  You will not find a more remote area in the lower 48 states.  From here we hunt elk as they transition from the September rut to bachelor herds in October.  After mid October we move to our general season camp.  The general season camp is in hunting district 415 east of the continental divide, in the shadow of Glacier National Park.   Both early and late season areas are inhabited by resident elk and mule deer herds.  Also, through the end of October we have good opportunities to harvest black bear.  As we get into November the bears start hibernating.  There is also a chance to catch a lone wolf, which makes a nice addition to the hunt.  We view each hunt as a combination hunt - that is you can harvest any species you have a license for, and we do not charge any trophy fees for additional species harvested on the hunt.

Whichever season suits you best, you will find the big game hunting in this part of Montana to be an very special hunting experience.


Early Season Wilderness Rifle Hunt Schedule

Dates Length Availability
09/14/2018 to 09/21/2018 8 days Closed
09/23/2018 to 09/30/2018 8 days 2
10/03/2018 to 10/10/2018 8 days 2
10/12/2018 to 10/19/2018 8 days 4


As the Montana hunting season progresses from the relatively mild September hunts to the cooler October hunts, the elk rut tapers off. The mule deer move lower and the black bear continue to fatten up for their hibernation. Generally, snow will will start falling in October but we don’t experience accumulation and low temperatures until later in October.

There are options for trophy hunts for additional species including black bear, wolf, mountain lion, big horn sheep, mountain goat, and moose. These all require a special permit, and many are in highly sought after drawings. We are happy to talk with you about options for a Montana hunting trip for these other species.

We move to a different camp for our late season hunts in November. These hunts are considered a migration hunt and generally snow is on the ground. This camp is a much shorter horseback ride, however the country is equally rugged and diverse for elk hunting and mule deer hunting.

Elk hunting and mule deer hunting in the late season is the classic late season hunt with snow, colder weather and the bulls and bucks in bachelor herds. You will do a lot of spotting, tracking, and other late season techniques this time of year.


Late Season Wilderness Rifle Hunt Schedule

Dates Duration Availability
10/22/2018 to 10/28/2018 7 days 2
10/30/2018 to 11/05/2018 7 days Closed



A Lazy H Outfitters is a family business operated by the Haas family. Al, Sally, and Joe Haas have been taking guests into the mountains for decades. Our passion is providing enjoyable and high quality adventures.



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