Get to know your guides.

Montana Big Game Outfitters employs the hardest working, most dedicated guides in the Montana. This isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle. All of our guides are hunters themselves. We believe it’s that passion for the hunt that leads to success.


Anthony VonRuden - Owner/Outfitter

Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has successfully guided over one hundred big game hunts for six species of big game across Montana. Anthony is always finding new ways to learn and challenge himself to be a better guide and outdoorsman. In addition to big game he guides fly fishing and upland bird hunting. This enables him to spend over two hundred and fifty days a year in the field. He believes that the experience is what matters most and truly wants all of his clients to have a happy and successful hunt. You will find him guiding fly fishing in Missoula, or based out of our wall tent camp in the Badlands of Eastern Montana.


Stan Spoharski - Senior Guide

Stan is the senior guide for Montana Big Game Outfitters. He has been a part of the business since day one. Stan is a die-hard elk hunter and spends the majority of the season based out of our elk camp in White Sulphur Springs. Stan is originally from Pennsylvania and grew up hunting and fishing from a young age. He took that passion for the outdoors with him when he moved to Montana to attend college. He has a degree in Wildlife Biology and a keen sense for animals and their habits. Last year he spent over two hundred days guiding in two different countries. Stan always has a great attitude and no one will work harder to make sure that you go home with a trophy of a lifetime.


Christian VonRuden - Guide

Christian is entering his third season with Montana Big Game Outfitters. Christian is quickly becoming one of the best guides in Montana. Christian is a versatile guide that will be doing a lot for us this year. He is great with stock and loves the backcountry. We will be putting that skill-set to good use as he will be heading our wilderness elk operation. In addition to being a top notch predator hunter Christian has a knack for killing giant Mule Deer with his bow, in the last two years he has taken back to back record book bucks to prove it. Patience is a virtue and Christian is one of the most patient guides you will ever meet.


Chandler Metcalf - Guide

Chandler was born and raised in Hardin Montana. He cut his teeth guiding elk and deer hunts in the remote backcountry of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Chandler has been hunting since before he could remember and although he is young he has already spent more time in the mountains of Montana than most people will in a lifetime. You will find him splitting time between our elk and deer operations. The number one thing that we always hear about Chandler is how upbeat and positive he is. That attitude is contagious and everyone that hunts with him is all smiles at the end of the hunt. His upfront and honest personality has lead to long lasting friendships with his guests and he has maintained many of those relationships for years beyond the hunt.