Guide School and How to Become a Hunting Guide or Fishing Guide

In this article I will teach you the top 3 things you need to do in order to start your fishing or hunting guide service.  Be sure to read all of the way to #3 as I will be sharing with you the top way to ensure that your guide service will be successful.

  1. The first thing you need to do to get your guide service started is understand that starting a guide service is starting a business.   This means that to be successful you must do what any successful business does including deciding what type of business type you are form such as a sole proprietorship,  LLC or partnership, you must market  your business,  you must track your expenses and earnings and get insurance to protect your customers and yourself.
  2. The next thing you need to do is ensure you have the proper skills and education to become a guide. Some of the key skills necessary to be a successful guide are good communication skills, well organized, ability to work with diverse groups of clients and willingness to teach others effective hunting and fishing techniques. Education required is something that varies greatly by state.  Some states require some type of formal training such as hunting guide school, fishing guide school or certifications while other states have no required trainings.  We encourage you to contact your states wildlife office to see what training requirements, if any, your state has for guides.
  3. Finally, the most important part to become a successful guide and it is providing excellent customer service.  The best guides often book 80% or more of their business as repeat business because they understand the importance of customer service and they know that it is much easier to book repeat business rather than finding new clients year after year.

Now lets take a quick minute to review how to become a guide.  Understand that starting a guide service is starting a business.  Ensure you have the proper skills and education.  If necessary go to fishing guide school or hunting guide school.  Last but not least provide excellent customer service.  I hope this was informative and I would like to invite you review the rest of our website as we have many more resources available to help you start and grow a profitable guide service.