Here in the Madison Valley here in the heart of southwest Montana we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by all kinds of wildlife. Take a look at Winter photos for a few shots of wildlife taken from or near my drift boat while fishing. I apologize for posting them under Winter…. I rarely guide during the winter time as weather is generally brutal regarding fishing.
If a person spends enough time in our area you could see: Grizzly bear, black bear, wolverine, wolves, coyote, red fox, mountain lion, bobcat, moose, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, beaver, otter, mink and many many other critters… Bird life readily seen while floating include: Bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey, red tail hawks, swainson’s hawks, blue herons, sandhill cranes, several types of falcons, owls and many many song birds.
What to do during days off between fishing days??? Visit yellowstone park (incredible landscapes: geysers, hot pots, mountains, wildlife), Check out Virginia City and Nevada City (ghost/gold rush towns- lots of Montana history), Take a horseback ride for a day through our local mountains.