A Montana wilderness hunt is an experience unlike any other. At 7 Lazy P Outfitting, we offer a variety of hunts to meet your needs. We pride ourselves in offering the best crew, camps and knowledge for all of our professional Bob Marshall Wilderness hunts.
As outfitters, our operation offers both archery and rifle hunts. Our pack-in wilderness hunts are conducted from our three permitted camps, with these camps available to be fully guided hunts (two guides: one hunter or one: one), unguided hunts and drop camps. We also conduct hunts from the 7 Lazy P guest ranch in the later general season.
These traditional pack-in, fully guided hunts will generally consist of a maximum of six hunters. Hunting camps are accessed on horseback or by mule train. Hunting is typically done on foot, with horses being used to extend the hunting range. The crew will consist of a guide for every two hunters, a packer and a wilderness chef. The camp will be a traditional, backcountry tent camp with nice wall tents that have a wood-burning stove, as well as cots and sleeping pads. The large cook tent is the hub of the camp and our cook prepares excellent meals. On our fully guided hunts, you can expect a table with chairs and nice warm stove to make for a comfortable place to relax and visit. There is a tent for the guides and packer and one or two tents for the hunters, depending on the number of hunters. Additional amenities: an outhouse and a shower tent. Scabbards are provided.
Drop camps are a great option for those do-it-yourself hunters and are best for two to four guests. These hunts generally consist of one wall tent with cots, a wood stove and all the necessary kitchen essentials. The hunter/guest is responsible for food, personal gear, weapon and ammunition, hunting license, etc. The drop camp hunters are responsible for getting their game back to camp and will be packed out from there. Those that take advantage of a drop camp will get specific instruction on how to care for food, with bear-proof boxes being provided for food storage. A packer will pack your gear and food into the camp and you will ride horses to the location. The packer will then take all the stock back out and will pick you up at the end of the trip. We require guests in the drop camps to have some form of communication (satellite phone or Inreach) so that someone back at the guest ranch can be contacted should game need to be packed out.
The general season big-game hunts are based from the 7 Lazy P Guest Ranch. These are fully guided hunts with one guide for two hunters, unless arrangements are made for an individual guide. Guests on these hunts will need to bring personal gear, weapons and ammunition, and should plan on hunting on foot or on horseback. Ranch-provided amenities include cabins with beds and bathroom facilities, as well as all meals and scabbards when riding.
Our unguided hunts are set up the same as the fully guided camps described above. The only difference is the crew will just be a packer and a wilderness chef; no guides. Each hunt’s packer will tend to the stock, as well as retrieve and pack out any game that is harvested. In addition, that packer can offer some suggestions on how to maneuver through the area. The wilderness cook will prepare and take care of all the meals and manage the food. The hunters will hunt on their own and will need to bring weapons and ammunition, personal gear, hunting license, etc. Hunting will be done on foot with the packer using the mules to retrieve game. This is a very comfortable camp.
7 Lazy P also offers private land and special-draw hunts, with hunts tailored to you to help reach your goals for the trip.
We walk out of camp a considerable amount but may also use horses to get several miles from camp depending on the situation. When we hunt for elk, our hunting strategies include visiting areas that have produced elk encounters on prior occasions. During archery and early-rifle seasons, we use judicious calling techniques to locate bulls and then use our experience to make contact. During our hunts, we consider a lot of country and spend quite a bit of time behind glasses and spotting scopes.
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"My family and I had a fantastic experience with 7 Lazy P!! We can’t wait to do it again only this time adding new family members and friends to the experience! "
"Just back from a 7 day trip. Five guests to the South Chinese Wall. Had a great time...beautiful landscape, great campsites...the food was excellent...and the fishing couldn't be better. These are the outfitters you want to choose. "
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