Matt Ernst

I’m Matt Ernst. I’m 32 years old and was born in Columbus Nebraska. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family where hunting and fishing were an integral part of family life. A love for the outdoors was instilled in me from the beginning. I attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and graduated with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management in 2002. I moved to Montana immediately after graduation in pursuit of hunting and fishing opportunities. I have been guiding big-game hunters and fisherman for the past seven year. It is my full time, nearly year round career, and my main focus. I live in Red Lodge Montana with my wife Amie and two retrievers Bel and Gus. My turn-on’s include a good streamer bite, dry fly eaters, large buck mule deer, and well-behaved hunting dogs. I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for hunting and fishing in South-Central/South-west Montana with you.

Tom’s note: Matt started working for me as a “gear guy” when he first moved to Montana and I’m proud to say he is now a top guide for me and many other top lodges and outfitters. He spends much of his time on the Bighorn, as well as the Stillwater and lower Yellowstone Rivers…..he moved east, I moved west and I don’t get to see nearly enough of him!