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Lazy J Bar O Outfitters


At Lazy J Bar O Outfitters, we specialize in high quality horseback expeditions in Montana and Alaska. These experiences include highly successful elk hunts, fly fishing and summer pack trips into remote wilderness areas, and Alaska’s finest big game hunting on horseback. Owners Mike and Jojo Colpo have been outfitting full time for more than 25 years. They are hands-on outfitters and run the day-to-day operations in camp. Along with an excellent crew of guides and staff, we work hard to make sure each client has an outstanding experience. Thank you for considering Lazy J Bar O Outfitters for your next adventure! Take a look around the site and please contact us if you have any questions.


At Lazy J Bar O Outfitters, we offer high quality horseback hunting expeditions in Montana and Alaska. Our hunts are all fair-chase, wilderness adventures.

In Montana, we provide highly successful wilderness hunts for elk, deer, bighorn sheep, black bear and mountain lion.  In Alaska, we are the premier horseback outfitter, specializing in remote hunting for Alaska-Yukon moose, dall sheep, grizzly and caribou.

Outfitter Mike Colpo has been guiding professionally for more than 30 years in Montana and more than 25 years in Alaska. We own our own stock, and being a breeder gives us the benefit of having the best horses and mules in the business. We have horses to suit riders of any ability level. The combination of experience, a great staff and a dedicated focus on customer service, allows us to provide a memorable experience for each of our guests.



We offer hunting trips in some of the most remote, rugged and game-rich country in the lower 48.

We are fortunate to hunt expansive wilderness areas that offer unparalleled opportunities for solitude and adventure. In addition to archery and rifle season hunts, Montana offers a unique opportunity to hunt elk with a rifle during the rut in September. But this is only available in select - and extremely remote - wilderness areas.

We primarily hunt the steep and rugged wilderness of southwest Montana. This area flies under the radar, but we’re perfectly content with that underrated status. This area is home to some of the best elk hunting in Montana. In fact, we'll go further. We think it's some of the best general-unit elk hunting available anywhere! With an elk population that has exploded and continues to grow each year, this area has an extremely high bull-to-cow ratio. If you have a bull elk hunt on your list, this is an area you must explore!

These hunts may be conducted from a lodge or upper wilderness camp and can be customized based on the individual needs of each client or group. We use horse and mule power to access remote areas and the best hunting opportunities. We use our own stock and being a breeder gives us a clear advantage. We can provide horses for riders of any ability level.

Whether you're looking for big bull elk, trophy mule deer, spot-and-stalk spring bear, the thrill of a lion chase, or the chance to harvest a Rocky Mountain Bighorn, this area offers it all with no waiting and no preference points. With a booming elk population and incredible game density, this area is home to some of the best general-unit wilderness hunting anywhere. The country is big, steep, and packed with opportunities for adventure. We'll get you there.  

Operating under permit with the Custer Gallatin National Forest.


The steep and rugged country near our headquarters in Big Timber, Montana is home to some outstanding trophy mule deer. And there's no better time to hunt them than during the November rut. In fact, Montana is one of few places that allows the opportunity to hunt mule deer with a rifle throughout the rut. We use horses to hunt remote wilderness basins when the big bucks start coming out of the woodwork. This late season hunt provides a great opportunity to take a big, mountain muely. 



Our guests may submit trip deposits and payments using PayPal if they wish to use a credit card. Please be aware that we add a 3% surcharge to all PayPal and credit card payments. To avoid this fee, we also accept personal checks and wire transfers.

About Lazy J Bar O Outfitters

Mike and Jojo Colpo are your outfitters and hosts. Mike has been guiding in Alaska for 25 years and has guided professionally for more than 30 years in Montana, several other western states and abroad. Jojo is an accomplished horse hand and keeps things organized in the office. By combining their strengths and the talents of their guides, each client is provided with a highly memorable experience.

Mike spent four years with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was a competitive and winning small bore shooter, high-power shooter, long-range shooter and running target shooter. He was also a sniper instructor during his time at Ft. Benning.

Lazy J Bar O


Mike and JoJo Colpo

P.O. Box 1753 

Big Timber, Montana 59011

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