It was over 100 years ago when Jay Whitman first loaded up his pack horses and led visitors into his personal backcountry hunting camps for a week of Fall trophy elk hunting or summer fly fishing. From the beginning, Bear Trap Outfitters always placed the cleansing grandeur of open skies, stately pines, campfire stories and days paced by the rhythms of the wilderness over hunting or fishing.
From father to son, the Whitman legacy of unlocking the beauty of the Yellowstone backcountry passed from Jay to Roland, from Roland to Kenneth, and from Kenneth to Quint. One of the oldest outfitting and guide companies in Montana, Bear Trap Outfitters has the key to the pristine secrets of the Yellowstone backcountry for you, your family or your group for a once in a lifetime adventure or an annual pilgrimage.
Big Game Hunting or Photography
Whether you are looking for elk, deer, bison or bear, our guides have intimate knowledge of this wilderness. We plan every trip and can customize some of the journey for your needs and wishes. From day one, you will be stunned by some of the most breathtaking scenery in Montana. Sightings of mountain lions, mountain goats, and even an occasional grizzly bear sighting will awe you. More commonly spotted along this gorgeous countryside is a host of herd animals including moose, whitetail deer, mule deer and the majestic elk during mating season. Bring your camera and capture amazing images of hill beyond hill – vistas that will capture anyone’s imagination.
Tips from Beartrap Outfitters’ Guides
- Expect the unexpected.
- These trips are physically demanding, and training for hiking, riding and shooting will increase your odds of success dramatically.
- As one of our guests phrased it “Montana backcountry is not for the timid. Bear Trap Outfitters makes the best of the adventure.”
We offer several types of guided hunting trips: backcountry and ranch hunts. We also guide Fishing and Photography Trips
Beartrap Outfitters invites you to explore the mysteries of the pristine wilderness hidden deep in West Yellowstone, Montana. Our backcountry pack trips and trail rides are designed to challenge you, improve your riding and hunting skills, and most importantly, steep you in a world free of technology and stress.