guide school is
an important decision that will help shape your future.
A guide school is not only a place you will learn your
new trade, it should be a place where you feel comfortable
enough to be yourself and have confidence in your instructor
that he will give you the tools to become successful.
said, there are a few things you need to consider when
choosing a school. It is important that the school you
choose has qualified instructors. If the instructors of
a school have never gone to guide school, have never guided
and most importantly have never outfitted, how can they
teach you what you need to know about becoming a successful
guide, packer or outfitter.
a school with instructors that have gone through guide
school. If your instructors do not have the experiences
you want to have, they cannot really help you become successful.
If your instructor learned what he knows from a book, he
will not be able to help you in "Real World" situations.
the school you want to attend tells you they require a
home-study course, what will they be teaching you when
you get to school? By requiring a home study course the
school is telling you that they can not teach you what
you need to learn. You must learn lessons yourself from
a book or video. Many book-based courses are outdated or
do not give you "Real World" experiences. A home
study course would have to be rewritten every year in order
to stay current.
it is important that the school you choose focuses on the
things you want to learn. Not every school focuses strictly
on guiding and packing. Some schools teach you fishing,
how to shoot a gun, how to shoot a bow and other information
you may not necessarily need to learn. you may already
know it! Be sure to choose a school that fits your educational
needs. Most importantly, be sure that the school you are
about to choose does not just "let everyone graduate".
Take seriously the curriculum and how the school monitors
your progress; with tests, activities, etc.
the facilities like at the school you are about to attend?
Be sure the school you are choosing has the facilities
that will give you the real world atmosphere that is essential
in learning how to become a guide, packer, wrangler or
outfitter. For example, some schools give you log cabins,
but how many wilderness outfitters can hunt from a log
cabin? The answer, none! Any wilderness outfitter must
use base-camp facilities that are not permanent fixtures.
Any wilderness outfitter must "leave no trace" at
the conclusion of their hunting season. Choose a school
that gives you as real an experience as possible, otherwise
you may be in for a big surprise when you begin working
in the real world.
will change the minute you choose your guide school. Do
your research and be sure the school fits your needs, the
instructors have the tools to educate you and you will
learn what you need to learn to become the most successful
does Bliss Creek Compare?
Creek Outfitters Wilderness
Archery Guide & Packer School has been training professional
big game guides, wranglers, packers and camp cooks
since 1992. We are the most comprehensive program available
and we have the most experienced team of instructors
in the World. We do not require a home-study course.
offers 4-week group classes and 4-week private instruction
classes. We also offer 100% job placement after successful
graduation from our course. Yes, we do not graduate everyone,
you must successfully pass our course. With our network
of licensed outfitters, we will have a job waiting for
you upon successful graduation from our school.
real-world facilities for our students. Heated or ventilated
wall-tents with log beds for sleeping, a large cook tent
for family-style meals, heated shower tent and restroom
facilities, and a classroom that is as real-world as it
gets, the Washakie Wilderness of the Shoshone National
Forest. Our livestock are some of the best in the business;
dude horses and mules that are safe enough for anyone to
work with or ride.
Bliss Creek Outfitters Wilderness Guide & Packer School
gives you is our reputation for training successful guides.
We concentrate on technical and advanced training to give
our students the advantage. Nearly 90% of our graduates
guide at their first job.