Private Land Hunting Information and Camp Location
Big Timber Ranch Hunts
Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters is lucky enough to headquarter in Big Timber, Montana with some unique ranches just minutes away. Local landowners of these properties have been gracious enough to allow us the opportunity to offer our hunters and anglers access to some very special hunting and fishing areas. One such ranch is 20,000 acres of rolling hills just twenty minutes north of Big Timber. With the Crazy Mountains as the backdrop the ranch flourishes with wildlife as Little Timber Creek and Swamp Creek meander through the hillsides. Though this is a special permit area for elk if you are lucky enough to draw a permit there are opportunities for trophy bulls. With a general deer license you can harvest a mighty fine mule deer or whitetail deer. Of the eight plus ranches we currently hunt, this is the only one that requires a special permit for elk. The other ranches may be hunted with a general season combination license or individual elk and deer licenses. All antelope hunts require a special permit. Our ranch hunts are fully guided spot and stalk hunts. We hunt by horseback, vehicle, or both. Accomodations include a comfortable lodge with all meals provided.
* A plus for our private land hunters is our ability to move from ranch to ranch during the hunt in order to give them the best opportunity for harvesting an animal.
The E-E Ranch is another unique opportunity for hunting and
fishing on a Big Timber ranch. It is located just 5 minutes out of Big Timber
and offers 5 miles of Yellowstone river frontage. Brush and cottonwood trees,
plenty of water and many channels make for great water fowl and turkey
hunting. The ranch has a healthy deer population as well. The fishing is
phenomenal so bring your fly-rod! Archery and rifle hunting are available for
deer and turkey. These combo hunts are based on the season and what licenses
you hold. Accomodations and meals are not included with this hunting option. We recommend the Grand Hotel in Big Timber for accomodations.
The Lazy E-L Ranch Hunts
The Lazy E-L Ranch is a working cattle ranch nestled at the foot of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. With five miles of river frontage, wildlife abounds in this spectacular, unspoiled setting. The ranch offers a high quality hunt with the opportunity to see many animals and to pick a respectable size elk or deer.
When you book a private land hunt with Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters on the Lazy E-L Ranch accomodations include the Shorey cabin, a restored historic on the West Rosebud River, and a "5" star tent camp. The cabin has one main room with a sitting area and wood stove. Adjecent to the cabin is the kitchen house with a wood-burning cook stove. The cabin retains its old fashioned authenticity as there is no electricity or running water. Now, don't worry, we are not expecting you to haul water from the river! We provide the kerosene lamps and the water! The Shorey cabin is a favorite of hunters and anglers who want the feel of a backcountry camp but a nice cabin atmosphere come evening to share a great meal, good company, and fun stories. Our 5 star tent camp is set up to give you amenities like a bathroom, shower, and comfortable cots for sleeping. Hearty meals are prepared and served by our excellent camp cook. We have the use of a lodge near the ranch hunting area as an additional accommodation option.
Hunting reservations are made through Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters.
To view accommodations see the Lazy E-L Ranch website at www.lazyel.com.
2016 General Hunting Information Packet (PDF)
2016 Private Land Hunting Information Packet (PDF)
Hunting Licenses/Permits are not included in the price of the hunts.
Licensing Information and Deadlines
Season and Dates
Private Land Hunting Suggested Clothing and Equipment List
Hunting Deposit Policy
A partial deposit of $1000 is required to book your hunt. The $1000 partial deposit will be refunded if you do not draw a license. The drawing takes place in mid-April. The remainder of the deposit (50% of the cost of the hunt) is due when the draw is posted. The balance of the hunt is due 30 days prior to your hunt and is non-refundable. Hunts not fully paid by this date will be considered cancelled. Trip Cancellation Insurance, which we recommend, is available at: Travel Guard
We accept Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard only) and Checks
Make Checks Payable to: Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc.