Wildlife Visuals With An EdgeA nimals of Montana is a wildlife training, consulting and casting service with over 25 years of experience in the industry. They cater to the needs of photographers, amateur and professional and the motion film industry, productions large or small.
A special bond is developed between our animals and their trainers beginning at just days old. Our animals are trained only to accentuate their natural behaviors. The safety and well being of both client and animal are always our primary focus.
The habitats available for filming are endless. They have areas very similar to that of Yellowstone National Park, ranging from mountain backdrops and vistas, rocky ledges, Douglas Fir forests, alpine and lowland meadows, and much more. Their trainers are also available to act as “stuntmen”, giving you even more opportunities to get just what you are looking for in your film.
The Animals of Montana team devotes each and every day to their passion and committment to their animals. They are extremely thankful for the ability to provide people with an experience, an education and insight into the lives of this planet’s precious creatures.
Meet Troy Hyde, Owner of Animals of MontanaG rowing up in Washburn, Wisconsin, Troy Hyde has always loved animals. He started as a young child learning how to safely catch and release rabbits and chipmunks. In his teens, he opted to raise and train a couple of mountain lions, instead of the usual family dog. At age 27, he made his first movie debut, starring as a stunt man in the film “Wind Dancer”, produced by Majestic Enertainment, along with his trained mountain lion, Tommy.
Today, he makes his home in the mountains near Bozeman, Montana, raising and training exotic wildlife. His “animal family” consists of Gray wolves, Canadian & Siberian lynx, Black bears and Grizzly bears, Snow leopard, Black leopard, Bobcats, Red & Cross fox, Siberian tiger, African lion, Mountain lions, Porcupine, Mink, Badger, Raccoons and Skunk. With over 30 years of experience working with these animals he has an innate connection and ability to communicate and work with animals of all kinds. It is his special skills and love of animals that has made Animals of Montana a unique and exciting business~one that offers filming opportunities that cannot be found any where else. Troy has a daughter, Briana, who is an accomplished artist living in Wisconsin, and a son, Colter, who lives here in Montana.