The Guides Life
Training and riding the trail horse, Riding saddles and tack, Pack methods, gear and equipment, Hitches and knots, Wrangling, trail tips, safety, problem solving on the trail
Foot gear, clothing and equipment, Do's and don'ts of backpacking, Tents and camp gear
Camp tools and gear including tents, cookware, heating, lighting
Running camp, chores and comfort
The habits and hunting methods(spotting, stalking, stands) for sheep, elk, moose, caribou, black and grizzly bear, white tail and mule deer, Scents and calling technique for elk and moose, Skinning, caping, and meat care
Firearms and Archery
Understanding caliber, trajectory, accuracy, and firearm types, Choosing guns and bullets for game, Safety, Understanding the bow and arrow as a weapon, Bow types - long bow, recurve, compound
Form and accuracy - shooting practice
NOTE: You may choose to bring your own bow
Optics and GPS
Optics and uses for guides, Resolution, light and durability, What to buy; binoculars and spotting scopes types, Understanding how to use the GPS, Photography; camera types and keys to taking good still and movie pictures
A look at the fishing guide's life including coastal fishing and northern lakes.
Recreation / Tourism
Guiding in the recreation industry for summer trail riding, horse packing and backpacking
The tourism industry
Guiding Opportunities / Job Search / Resume's
The type of jobs that are available to guides; the pro's and con's of different opportunities.
The numbers of guides needed in different areas, lists of potential employers including guest ranches, lodges, summer trail outfitters, big game outfitters, fishing lodges, other countries.
Seeking employment, resumes, follow up and experience.
Government regulations and steps for starting up the guiding and outfitting business.