Description of career
- Plans, organizes and conducts hunting trips for individuals and groups: Plans itinerary for hunting trips by applying knowledge of countryside to determine best route and sites.
- Arranges for transporting sportsman, equipment and supplies to hunting area using horses, land vehicles, motorboat, or airplane.
- Explains and refreshes the hunter about the rules and regulations in the area.
- Provides the hunters with meals.
- A good guide needs to have excellent communication skills.
- Needs to know everything and anything about the game that’s in the area.
- There are schools you can go to that specifically teach about how to become a successful hunting guide, but there really aren't any classes in college available for this career.
- A recreational Hunting and Fishing License is required in order to become a guide.
- When you first start out you earn about 11,000 dollars your first season. There are many different game seasons a year so the salary varies a lot.
- After a few years you can earn about 19,000 to 41,000 dollars a season.
- It’s hard because if you don’t own land already than you have to buy the land. Unless you work for a company than its pretty easy to become a hunting guide.
- In 2011 there was about 90,000 people working in the hunting guide career.
- It has a pretty long career because you can always restock the land if there is scarcity of game.
- If you are an active sportsman and love being outdoors this is the perfect job for you.
- You get to enjoy the fact that you helped the hunter you’re guiding make a memory that he or she will most likely never forget.
- Fishing guides, such as offshore fishing guides.
Why I chose this Career
- I love hunting and being outdoors, even though there’s not a lot of money involved it would be something that i would enjoy.
- I don’t think i would be good at this career because I want to make a lot more money.