Backcountry Montana Adventures  
Outfitter #5197  

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104 Turtle Road
Twin Bridges, Montana  59754

  Backcountry Montana Adventures, located in Twin Bridges, Montana, was founded by Mike and Carrie in 2003.
Mike was born into a Montana pioneering family with roots in this area dating back to 1865. He has called this area home all his life. Mike grew up hunting, fishing and exploring these very same mountains. With his lifetime of knowledge and love for the mountains you will not find a more capable outdoorsman to guide you. Mike has been guiding for more than 20 years.
Carrie moved to Montana in 2000 to finish her college education. As a non- traditional student her professors soon learned about her determination to learn all about this area. That is exactly what she did. Carrie graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Environmental Science. She has enjoyed her new life here in Montana. Carrie is fast becoming an experienced fisherman, nature guide and hunter. Come experience the mountains with her.

  Welcome to Southwest Montana.  Backcountry Montana Adventures is a complete outfitting business offering a fun and safe way for the entire family to enjoy the backcountry.  Whether you are a beginner or an expert we will provide you with a vacation filled with memories. Your activities may include fishing, hunting, bird and wildlife viewing, star gazing, hiking and camping, historic ghost towns, Indian camps and much much more.

  Your views will be furnished by Mother Nature, with elevations running from the mountain valleys at 6,000 feet to over 11,000 foot peaks along the continental divide. The landscape consists of timbered canyons, lush meadows, open sagebrush covered hillsides and streams and lakes teeming with trout. This diverse topography allows for incredible viewing opportunities.
  We offer fishing on the blue ribbon trout streams and rivers in southwest Montana. You will spend the day fishing from a drift boat as well as walk/ wade fishing while battling trout with your local guide. The opportunity to fish private spring creeks, ponds and high mountain streams is also available.

When fall arrives we will be found guiding both big game archery and rifle hunters. We have enjoyed the opportunity of hunting with both men and women looking for the hunts of their dreams. With over 140 combined years of first hand experience, our guides will help you be a more successful and knowledgeable sportsperson. 

  Learn more about the animals and birds as well as the diverse plant life of Montana.
  Let us show you why Montana is called "the last best place"
  Backcountry Montana Adventures offers fair chase archery and rifle hunts for all big game species as well as mountain lion hunts and photo safaris. We outfit in the same area our family has hunted for over 40 years. Southwest Montana is known for its large elk numbers as well as a great bull to cow ratio. This area of Montana has always provided a very high success rate for hunters. 

Our capable hunting guides bring into camp more than 140 years of combined hunting experience. Their experience and knowledge will assist you in having the hunt of your dreams. All our guides are native Montanans who share a love for the land and the creatures that inhabit it.


Archery season opens the beginning of September and lasts through much of October. Rifle season begins the last of October and runs for five consecutive weeks ending the Sunday after Thanksgiving. With elk and deer combination hunts being our specialty, we also offer antelope, moose and mountain lion hunts.

Hunting camp consists of comfortable wall tents with large wood stoves to keep you warm on those chilly nights. Beds and/or cots come complete with mattresses and/or pads to ensure a good night's rest. A delicious variety of food is served in large quantities and losing weight is not on our menu.
  Four wheel drive vehicles, hiking and horses are used to access the animals. Using all modes of transportation allows us to be very mobile, thus keeping you in the animals at all times.

  Women only hunts are available to those looking for that special hunt.  We recognize that you are an important part of the hunting heritage and welcome you to southwest Montana.

Your success is very important to us. Through our commitment, expertise and experience Backcountry Montana Adventures has established a relationship with our clients that will last a lifetime!  Our belief in customer satisfaction will keep you coming back year after year.

Looking for a fishing trip that you will cherish for a lifetime? You have come to the right place. Beginner or expert, you will experience the time of your life. We offer fishing trips on the four blue ribbon trout streams located in southwest Montana - Beaverhead, Big Hole, Ruby and the Madison. Our guides will help you catch big fish using small flies.

  The Beaverhead is a small tail water that is the size of a spring creek. This river has a large native population of fish over 18 inches.  Have you ever dreamed of catching a 20 inch trout or larger on a size 16 or smaller, dry or nymph?  If so, come on out!  The Beaverhead is a great river for spot and stalk fishing. We access the river using drift boats, allowing us to fish all the hot spots. 

  The Big Hole river is a free stone river that has five native types of trout to taunt even the best fisherman. With fish ranging in size from 10 inches to over 25 inches, you will be amazed at the quality of fish you will catch. This river boasts a large population of brown, rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout and even the occasional cutbow. The Big Hole is the only river in the lower 48 to support a native population of arctic grayling to add to the fun.  Drift boats are used to access this river.

  If your search leads you to a trip in the mountains, we fish mountain lakes and streams teaming with trout.  These areas are accessed by 4X4 vehicles and hiking.  Both brook and cutthroat trout are waiting for your presentation. These trips include, at no additional cost, abundant wildlife and high mountain vistas for your enjoyment.  Bring that light action fly rod and have a ball!!! 

  Visit ghost towns, explore old Indian camps, discover Indian rock art, learn the wildflowers growing in abundance and view the diverse birds and wildlife. These are just a few of our summer activities for your enjoyment.
  Hiking your passion?  Spend a day or two hiking the mountains, meadows and stream valleys.  Enjoy the wide open vistas along the Continental Divide Trail. 

If you are a photographer, artist or avid plant lover then our mountains are your palette. With the many varieties of wildflowers available you will never run out of subjects. 

  Southwest Montana is home to eagles, hawks, song birds, ducks, Sandhill Cranes etc. What could be better than a day viewing and listening to our fine feathered friends.

  Our heritage tours will take you to old homesteads dating back to the 1800's, ancient Indian encampments and where the young braves went to sit in their ceremonial vision quest circles made of stone.  Southwest Montana is loaded with historic cemeteries and rustic trapper's and miner's cabins just waiting for you to explore.


Backcountry Montana Adventures  

(Click our name above to visit our personal website)

104 Turtle Road
Twin Bridges, Montana  59754