FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be given a job in the outdoor industry upon completion?
We cannot guarantee any student a job. What we can guarantee is that if you apply yourself to the course and then apply what you learned in the course to the opportunity you are given you will be prepared for the industry. We often have more job requests from outfitters than we have student to fill the positons. You will be taught how to pursue work in your field of interest and we pass on leads to you that we receive from outfitters. If you work hard and have a great attitude you should find yourself with plenty of opportunities.
Are there any prerequisites for the courses?
The Whitetail Course and the Fly Fishing Course are stand alone courses. The African Safari Program also stands alone. The Basic Course must be taken in advance of the Professional Guide Course.
Is there any financial aid or financial help available?
Please refer to our Financial Aid tab under the Enroll header.
Can I use my Post 9/11 GI Bill funds for any of these courses?
Yes you can. You can enroll on our site and then contact your VA representative to see what benefits you have toward this school. We are VA approved and you can use your benefits for all of our courses. You can also go online to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ and apply for you benefits there.  You can also use your Vocational Rehabilitation funds at our school. Check with your VA representative.
What if I just want to be a better hunter or just learn more about my love of the outdoors?
Although our school is geared toward vocational training, we do have many students who are looking for a vocational vacation. Our training will prepare for a career in the outdoors, but it does take place in the one of the most beautiful settings in North America. You will benefit at every level from our training and you can use it on a personal or professional level.
Can I take all the courses at one time or do I have to come back several times to take them all?
We do set up our schedule so that you can take our 4 main courses right in a row at one time. That happens several times throughout the year. Because of scheduling, however, some students come back over two or more years to take all the appropriate courses. The Professional Hunter Certificate Program is offered in January, February, and March is a stand alone couse.