WESTERN MONTANA HUNTING & FISHING GUIDES
Brooks Jessen, an Ennis, MT native, was indoctrinated to be a hunter and fisherman at around the age of 5 by his father. Some of his earliest memories include catching trout in mountain lakes, fishing the Madison River, helping is dad drag a big mule deer buck back to their Jeep, and trying to hold up the rack of a 6x6 bull elk.
After attending the U of M in Missoula and studying wildlife biology and geology he decided, with 400 miles of trout infested rivers and bugling bull elk, Missoula was a tough place to leave. In 2001 Brooks started guiding professionally and now works as an independent fly fishing guide rowing his raft or drift boat on the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Rock Creek, and Missouri Rivers in Western Montana.
Brooks, along with his wife, have two teenage children. He enjoys spending his free time with his family hunting, fishing, and enjoying the natural beauty of Montana.
Originally from Kansas, Jed Fitzpatrick moved to Montana in the summer of 1998 after graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Biology. Guiding fishermen in the Yellowstone region and eventually spending the next four years guiding in Wise River on the banks of the famous Big Hole River, he began hunting the local mountains for elk, mulies, and whitetail during the long off season.
18 Montana guide seasons later, Jed is now a full time fishing outfitter and runs a local fly fishing guiding business, as well as guiding hunts on Montana public lands for other outfitters.
In the past Jed has guided hunts for mule deer, elk, and antelope in eastern Montana for Montana Professional Hunters, LTD, working out of Colstrip, as well as strictly public land hunts for high country elk in the Bitterroot Valley.
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.