playing it safe

Have fun, but know your limits. Take it slow and choose lower-risk activities to reduce the strain on search and rescue operations and health care resources. Remember that Montana is home to bears, mountain goats, mountain lions, elk, deer and more. If you plan to spend time outside, be prepared to have an encounter with our abundant wildlife. Give wildlife their space, do not approach them and do not feed them. If you plan to hike, be sure to go with a friend, make noise on the trail (talking or clapping), carry bear spray and know how to use it.

Wildlife watching and photographing wildlife are favorite activities of many visitors to Central Montana. It’s our favorite too. There’s nothing like seeing an animal in its own habitat with a beautiful scenic background. It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway, be safe! Wild animals are just that – wild. They sure look calm and docile in the fields and mountains of Central Montana but we want you to be safe.

Central Montana has many state and national wildlife refuges that offer great viewing opportunities. A complete list can be found here.

With the greatest of zoom lenses, we’ve been able to capture wildlife in their natural habitat. Take a look at some of our videos and enjoy that wildlife from afar.