Swan Mountain Outfitters is owned and operated by Pat & Joanne Tabor. Ever since Pat was in his teens, he always dreamed of owning an outdoor recreation company. Pat has been fishing and hunting all over the world for the last 25 years. After working for many years in the corporate world, Pat and Joanne decided they needed to focus on making their dreams a reality while they were still young enough to make it happen. Today, they feel privileged to reside in the beautiful Swan Valley of Montana at Swan Mountain Ranch.
Often described as a “new generation outfitter”, Pat is focused on providing top quality customer service for the guests of Swan Mountain Outfitters and Swan Mountain Ranch and uses the best equipment, techniques and trip planning strategies that create the best adventure itineraries and experiences today. Over the last 25 years, Pat has been a client of over 34 outfitters located all over the world. Pat will tell you, he has been with some of the best, and unfortunately, some of the worst. This collective experience has enabled him to identify the attributes of many of the finest outfitters and bring this knowledge to Swan Mountain Outfitters. This expertise, combined with his strong business acumen gained through almost three decades in the corporate world, makes Pat unique among Montana outfitters.
Swan Mountain Outfitters operates under permits from the Flathead National Forest and Montana DNRC. Swan Mountain Outfitters is a proud member of the following industry associations:
- Montana Guides and Outfitters Association (MOGA) (President Elect)
- Professional Wilderness Outfitters Association (PWOA) (Current President)
- American Outdoors Association
- National Park Hospitality Association
- Safari Club International
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Mule Deer Foundation
- Big Fork Chamber of Commerce
In Pat’s own words: “At Swan Mountain Outfitters, we want our clients to have the time of their life. As we reflect back on the many places we’ve been and trips we’ve experienced, a handful of organizations stand out in our minds as being a cut above the rest. That is our goal for Swan Mountain Outfitters. Come join us on a trip!”