Brandon The Boy

Naturalist Guide

Brandon The Boy is a Montana native, in the truest sense of the word. As a member of the Aaniiih (Gros Ventre) people, Brandon grew up in the foothills of the Bears Paw Mountains in the northern part of the state. He is an educator and a lifelong outdoorsman whose knowledge & experience have been gathered through years of exploring, fishing, hunting, and camping across the wild landscapes of Montana with his friends and family. Long before Yellowstone was established as the world’s first National Park, hundreds of generations of Brandon’s ancestors had thrived throughout this region. He is now proudly returning to the area working to share their stories, and his own unique insight, with all of you.


  • B.Sc. Health and Human Performance
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Brandon The Boy was born and raised in northern Montana, in the foothills of the Bears Paw Mountains on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. He is a member of the Aaniiih (Gros Ventre) community and is the great grandson of Chief The Boy, who was the last Chief of the Aaniiih people. Brandon is honored to once again call Yellowstone and the surrounding areas home, as his ancestors thrived throughout this region for thousands of years before being forced to reservations.

Brandon’s love for the outdoors was inspired by his late father, Vernon The Boy, who was an avid outdoorsman and one of the most famous artists in Montana. Ever since he can remember, Brandon has been exploring the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping with his father, brothers, and friends. Brandon’s life in the outdoors, surrounded by generations of outdoorsmen and story-tellers, gives him a unique and valued perspective into the wildlife, culture, and history of this region.

Brandon is also a former teacher, coach, and an accomplished athlete who excelled in sports, winning two state championships in basketball, then going on to play college basketball for Rocky Mountain College and for the Great Falls Electric pro team. Brandon spent much of his childhood playing basketball and engaged in sports, and he likes to think that the hard-work and dedication developed during his sporting career has now led to building his life around a career in the great outdoors. Brandon considers outdoor guiding to be his dream job, and he is proud to return to his ancestors’ home, now known as Yellowstone National Park.

Not only were the views and stops great, but Brandon went over and above to make us feel comfortable. He was great to talk to, and very knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide!