Hunting Guide School

The Hunting Guide School Program gives students the resources, knowledge and experience to plan, coordinate, and conduct outdoor recreation services. The Hunting Guide School Program is not limited to the person wanting to work in the industry, but also attracts students looking to improve personal skills. The program is two weeks long and consists of 120 hours of instruction and experiences training. Students must have graduated from the COAGS Basic Outdoor Guide School Program prior to taking this course. Below are the topics of instruction and time allocated.


Hunting Guide Responsibilities

4 hours

Responsibilities to:

  • Client
  • Natural Resources

US Forest Service and BLM use regulations
Private Land and Waters
Hunting/Fishing Laws and Regulations
Appearance

  • Personal
  • Camp/Lodging
  • Equipment/Stock
  • Lands/Waters


Professional Hunting Guide Techniques
30 hours

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques
  • Bugling and Cow Calling

Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques
  • Calling, Rattling, Decoys

Bear

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques

Bighorn Sheep

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques

Rocky Mountain Goats

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques

Antelope

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques

Mountain Lion

  • Habitat, food, behavior, types
  • Hunting Techniques

 

Horsemanship and Packing
30 hours

Horse/Mule Psychology and Training
Packing with Horses and Mules 

  • Decker Pack Saddles
  • Sawbuck Saddles

Leading a Pack String
Horse/Mule First Aid
Nutrition and Care
Basic Horse Shoeing and Hoof Maintenance
Giving Shots, Medicines, and Worming

 

Setting Up a Pack Trip
30 hours

Campsite Selection and Layout
Erecting Tents
Camp Safety and Hygiene
Keeping Horses in the Wilderness
Pack Trip

 

Professional Hunting Guide Equipment
2 hours

Field
Vehicles/Tack
Weapons

 

Field Judging of Big Game
4 hours

 

Scoring Big Game Trophies
6 hours

Boone and Crockett Club
Safari Club International

 

Trophy and Field Care of Game
4 hours

 

Advanced Leadership
2 hours

Appearance
People Skills
Work Ethic
Team Spirit

 

Starting your own Hunting Guide Business
8 hours

Funding Sources
Equipment Needed
Land/Waters
Employees
Licenses, Insurance, Bonding
Marketing
Business Structure 

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Corporation

Office Management and Equipment


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