WESTERN MONTANA HUNTING & FISHING GUIDES
Mike has lived in the Bitterroot Valley for thirty years. His family moved here from Jackson Hole, Wyoming when he was a boy. His father put a fly rod in his hands at the age of four where he was catching trout on a dry fly in the beaver ponds near his home in Wyoming. Mike has been hooked on fly fishing ever since.
His father saw how much he enjoyed the outdoors and continued his outdoor education in the Bitterroot Valley. He taught Mike how to hunt elk in the mountains and mule deer in the high country. In the pine flats and brushy creek bottoms he learned to hunt whitetail deer. Mike took an interest in black bears at a young age and learned where and when to look for them to consistently produce spring and fall black bears in the Bitterroot Valley.
When Mike is not working, you will find him with his family teaching his two sons how to enjoy all that Western Montana has to offer. Mike’s love for the mountains and rivers of Western Montana shows in both his work and play.
Avery Meinzen, a Florence, MT native, was taught at a very young age by his father to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors. Avery grew up running around the mountains of the Bitterroot valley chasing anything and everything the landscape has to offer, whether it be with a bow or rifle in hand.
After graduating from Florence High school, in western Montana, He had decided that his stomping grounds would be a tough place to leave behind. Every year, Avery looks forward to to hunting high country black bears in the spring, big bugling bull elk in September, and rutting deer in The fall.
When Avery is not hunting or working, he spends his time fishing different bodies of water across the state, looking for deer and elk shed antlers, and spending time with his parents and two brothers.
BIG GAME HUNTING
Montana Rivers and Ridges Outfitter is located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley; with the Rocky Mountains at both our front and back door.
Our area includes over 1.5 million acres of national forest to hunt. We offer hunts for all big game animals including: deer, elk, black bear, mountain lions and wolves.
At Montana Rivers and Ridges Outfitter, we are lucky enough to be located in the heart of fly fishing paradise, where the vast beauty of the river and ridges beyond is regularly interrupted with a wild trout at the end of a line.
We have access to float fishing on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Rock Creek, and Missouri Rivers.