is different between your school compared and other
on training archery elk guides. We also pack-in and pull
strings farther than any other school in the United States.
You will pack a minimum of 100 miles in four (4) weeks.
99% of the outfitters that call us looking for qualified
guides are looking for archery elk guides. Guiding a client
to an elk with a bow is the toughest type of hunting there
is. Outfitters know that if a guide is trained to hunt
archery elk, that guide will have no problem guiding a
client to a bear, deer, antelope, etc. with a gun. Additionally,
archery elk guides are in demand. Our school is a college
level school compared to all other guide schools.
do you only run two group classes each year?
a limited number of schools each year allows me to be with
the students every day. I concentrate solely on the school.
We do not have summer guests or hunters while the group
school is in session. Until 2009, I would only run one
class each year. However, I was approached by several outfitters
requesting that I run an additional school to meet the
demand for qualified wilderness guides. I now run two group
schools each year to meet the demands of outfitters looking
for top-notch guides. The demand for our students to work
as guides and packers in the hunting industry is always
there any difference between your April and June Classes?
is the same in both classes. The main difference is the "classroom".
The April class, does not pack into the wilderness for
the last two (2) weeks of the school. In April, the high
mountains are still covered with snow and is impassable.
Even though we will not be staying in the high country
the last two weeks, you will still be riding and packing
more than any other school. We will take day rides on wilderness
trails to give you the experience you will need to be a
savvy packer. All students are placed with outfitters after
graduation. The April students will be working for outfitters,
when the June class is in session.
you cover fishing in your school?
our students to fish is a waste of your time. We have only
four (4) weeks with you. That is just enough time to teach
you the essentials of guiding for archery elk and packing.
We concentrate on teaching you how to become a guide in
sets your school apart from other schools?
camp is located 22 miles into the wilderness. You will
be packing and pulling a string over 100-miles during the
course of the four (4) week school, weather permitting.
Most students in the Personalized Guide Training will ride
and pack 200 miles during the 4 weeks. Most schools operate
from a camp located 6 to 10 miles from the road. With Bliss
Creek, you will be packing more in one week than other
schools do during the entire course. Bliss Creek's school
is the toughest in the United States. We demand a lot from
our students because their future employees expect the
best from Bliss Creek Outfitters Guide & Packer School.
We help you become a success from day-one.
you offer financing and payment plans?
can taylor a payment plan to fit your needs. The payment
plan can be set up for a class this year or in future years.
This give you the option making payments when you are able.
We offer 12, 24 or 36 month payment plans. All payments
must be complete before the start of your scheduled class.
Give Bliss Creek a call and we will be happy to discuss
a plan with you.
You offer Job Placement?
We offer 100% job placement after you successfully graduate
from our Professional Wilderness Archery Elk Guide & Packer
School. With our vast network of outfitters throughout
the Western United States, we will have a job waiting for
you with a first class outfitter. Not all outfitters qualify
to receive one of our graduates. You will be placed with a
first class outfitter.