Montana Hunting Company Office Building

About Us

Rob Arnaud

Rob Arnaud, owner and outfitter for Montana Hunting Company

Rob Arnaud, President and Outfitter for Montana Hunting Company, is a fourth generation Montanan who grew up in Manhattan, Montana. He earned an animal science degree from Montana State University in 1980 and became a private land manager for many years prior to starting Arnaud Outfitting, which became Montana Hunting Company with partner Jim Doran. Rob has incorporated wildlife management principals into properties leased by Montana Hunting Company. He's past president of Montana Outfitters and Guides Association and currently is on the MT Board of Outfitters. Besides being a professional guide and outfitter, Rob takes as many personal hunts as he can!

Jim Doran

Jim Doran, Hunt Manager, Montana Hunting Company

Jim Doran, General Manager and Guide, is a professional hunter/outdoorsman with over 40 years experience. He hunted Africa nine times and harvested the Big 5. Jim has been on 96 different sheep hunts around the world. He has also done 50+ Alaska brown bear hunts and over 300 bull elk hunts. He still enjoys hunting and guiding to this day.

Karla Smith

Karla Smith, Office Manager, Montana Hunting Company

Karla Smith is the Executive Manager for Montana Hunting Company. She is a third generation Montanan and a graduate of Montana State University. Karla has excellent communication and customer service skills and is able to understand the needs and concerns of clients. She and her husband have an active, young family.


Mission Statement

Montana Hunting Company strives to be the best in the hunting industry, providing outstanding guide service and customer care to our clients all the while representing our great landowners; sound wildlife management principals are practiced to ensure harvesting the oldest age class of trophies possible.


Since forming Arnaud Outfitting, Inc. in 1996, Rob has contracted the wildlife management and outfitting with the Flying D as well as several other properties in Montana, California, Colorado, and Wyoming. In January of 2011, Arnaud Outfitting combined the big game and bison hunting under the name of Montana Hunting Company.

The success of our hunting company is four fold: The superb hunting properties, hospitality of the land owners, our professional staff, and our loyal customers who have supported us for years. Thank you to all.

Mark Anderson

Guide since 2007
Mark is a Montana native, originally from Great Falls. Mark is a retired Montana FWP game warden, where he served on the force for 30 years. He now lives in Bozeman with his wife Maureen. After retirement he began working for Montana Hunting Company and the Department of Livestock. Mark enjoys taking horses and mules into the back country when he's not working.

Dan Cattaneo

Guide since 2002
Dan lives in Lewistown, Montana. Dan guides Elk, deer, and antelope hunts for us on several different ranches. Dan also enjoys guiding in Alaska for a number of big game animals. In the offseason, he conducts prairie dog hunts in Wyoming.

Eric Christophersen

Guide since 2006
Eric Christophersen is a fourth generation Montanan from Bozeman, Montana. A lifelong outdoorsman,Eric has guide licenses in Montana and Alaska. Eric and his wife are raising a daughter here in the Gallatin Valley.

Mark Gustafson

Guide since 2011
Mark was born in Nebraska and grew up around the Sandhills of Nebraska. He moved to Montana and has since lived here for 38 years. Mark is an avid hunter and has also hunted in Canada and Alaska. Mark is an excellent gunsmith and offers custom gunsmithing here in Bozeman.

Roger Hedgecock

Guide since 2005
Roger grew up on a farm, and started hunting at age 10. Roger is a retired High School teacher, whom also coached basketball and baseball. Roger has hunted many states, as well as Canada and Africa. He enjoys meeting and working with all the hunters from many states, and enjoys working with the owners while guiding on the Glennie Ranch. Roger lives in High Point, North Carolina.

Shaun Jeszenka

Guide since 2007
Shaun is a fourth generation Montanan from Missoula, where he studied journalism at the University of Montana. He has guided elk hunters since 1995, and started guiding on the Flying D in 2007. Shaun is a fishing outfitter, currently living in Sheridan, Montana and spends his winters guiding on the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, Angentina. When he is not guiding fisherman or hunters, Shaun spends time with his son and introducing him to the great outdoors.

Ray King

Guide since 2004
Ray is a Montana native, currently still living in the Gallatin Valley. Ray started guiding on the Flying D Ranch in 2006, where he continues to guide for MHC. He started hunting at the age of 12, and continues to enjoy hunting, fishing, shooting, and being in the outdoors. Ray is excited to pass on hunting and outdoor traditions to his grandson.

Bill Leffingwell

Guide since 1994
Bill was born and raised near Clyde Park, Montana. He grew up hunting and fishing, and began guiding in 1983. In 1994 he began guiding for Rob Arnaud in Utah, Wyoming, and Montana and continues to guide on the Flying D. Bill still lives near Clyde Park, where he owns and operates a very successful fencing company. Bill has a strong passion for chasing Mountain Lions with his hounds and sharing the outdoors with his daughter.