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If you prefer to do your hunting with a camera instead of a gun or bow, ABO has the adventure for you. Imagine yourself tracking a grizzly bear or a pack of wolves armed only with your sense of adventure, your photography skill and your trusty camera. ABO has just added grizzly bear/wolf photo safaris to its list of unforgettable Montana wilderness adventures. If you choose you can leave your camera and just enjoy the thrill of this unique experience. Your guide and tracker will be ABO’s outfitter, Cameron Mayo. Cameron has spent countless hours riding the Absaroka-Beartooth country. He is an experienced outdoorsman and knowledgeable about the area and its habitat.


$3500 per person 2x1 hunt (2 clients to 1 guide)
$4500 1x1 hunt (1 client to 1 guide)


Our grizzly bear/wolf photo safari horse pack trips are run out of our backcountry camp, Hellroaring, located 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.  Our recommended 5-day trip allows us one day to pack in, 3 days to photo hunt, and one day to pack out.  The horse pack trip to camp is approximately 5 hours through magnificent country.  We stop for lunch on the divide, approximately 1/3 of the way to camp.  Our string of horses and mules are dependable.  Previous riding experience is helpful but not required. 

Once in camp, you can relax by the creek and enjoy beautiful Bull Moose Meadow.  Your sleeping accommodations are in comfortable, carpeted, wall tents with foam padded cots and wood stoves. Propane lanterns are available but most people prefer their head lamps.  There are 2 to 4 people per tent. A hot shower is also available.  We eat in a central eating tent with delicious food prepared by our camp cook.

Our wilderness photo safaris take you through rugged, rigorous country.  This rough and remote area is prime habitat for elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose, black bear, grizzly bear and wolf. The landscape varies from large open meadows to lightly timbered south slopes and long benches.  Our guides are knowledgeable in the habits of the animals, experienced outdoorsmen and know the area extremely well. 

A typical day of “photo hunting” consists of an early breakfast, most of the day spent in the saddle tracking and glassing and then returning to camp that evening for spirits, a hearty supper, perhaps a hot shower and a good night sleep. Some days we will “hunt” until late morning, return to camp, and then “hunt” again in the late afternoon until dark.  Other days we will stay out all day.  Walking and/or riding are mandatory. Being in good condition for hiking and riding and bringing along a good pair of binoculars will help you have more success viewing and photographing the animals. 

The weather in July and August is usually very comfortable.  Daytime temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees.  On clear nights the temperatures can range from 20-40 degrees; however, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness weather is variable so we ask our clients to come prepared for the changing temperatures.


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Photo Safari Deposit Policy
A deposit of 50% of the trip is required to book your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable.

The balance of the cost of the trip is due 30 days prior to trip date and is non-refundable. Trips not fully paid by this date will be considered cancelled.  Trip Cancellation Insurance, which we recommend, is available at: MOGA

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard only) and checks.



Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters • P.O. Box 318 • Big Timber, MT 59011• (406) 579-3866 • email
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