Blackfeet Outfitters, established in 2007, is owned and operated by Alger Swingley, a Blackfeet Tribal member of Montana. Alger’s exclusive and rich cultural background of hunting and fishing adventures of 40 years is very valuable for the guest experience and success rate in the pursuit of fish and game. Alger Swingley was born in Browning, Montana and currently resides in Babb, MT. His personal travels, business experience, and 25 years of guiding and 11 years of outfitting experience led him to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a professional hunting and fishing outfitter. Living within the boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation provided Swingley with exceptional hunting and fishing opportunities and familiarity with the Badger Two Medicine region and game habitat. Because of his knowledge and expertise in hunting and fishing, he established Blackfeet Outfitters on the Blackfeet Reservation. He expanded his business to include jeep tours, cultural bus tours, and float trips. Since becoming a state licensed outfitter, Swingley focuses his operations on state lands to include guided hunting and fishing.
Alger Swingley is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe and licensed as a full-service “Hunting /Fishing and Packing” outfitter (Montana State License Number: 30072) in the state of Montana.
A servant leader, Swingley is a governor-appointed board member of the Montana Tourism Advisory Council. As a board member, Swingley represents all of the tribal nations in Montana for economic development and tourism. Swingley is also a member of Montana Outfitter and Guides Association and a member of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. In addition he is a certified interpretive guide under the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Swingley centers his business on ensuring that his clients come first and building community relations with local entities. Swingley supports the promotion of sustainable tourism and state-tribal economic development in Montana.
Blackfeet Outfitters is a proud supporter of the Make A Wish Foundation and Big Hearts Under the Big Sky which is a Montana Outfitter and Guides Association (MOGA) charitable partnership program. We’ve hosted some amazing families for unforgettable fishing trips and we look forward to hosting more. Alger Swingley, licensed outfitter, holds the medical Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and all guides are certified as Emergency Medical Responders (EMR). We operate our own guide school with additional emergency medical certification that is well above the minimum standards required by the state of Montana.
Swingley maintains state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician including Paramedic Training at Great Falls College MSU.