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Old 12-27-2005, 08:06 AM
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Does anyone know how much a hunting guide gets paid a year? Thinking about going to school for it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:30 AM
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The good ones are not paid enough and the bad ones are paidto much !

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Old 12-27-2005, 08:37 AM
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I think they get 100-150/day, remember that's a LONG day, from about 3:30 AM til well after dark, 7 days a week.

If you can hook up with outfitters to guide for:
- turkey
-archery elk
- gun season
- mt lion
- spring bear

You can stay employed most of the year. It won't make you rich, but it can be fun.

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Old 12-27-2005, 09:57 AM
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My nephew takes a leave of absence from his regular job every year to guide for three weeks in Wyoming. This fall he said that after his transportation, lodging and meals for the trip out and back from PA were paid, he would have about $1000 income for the four weeks he was off of his regular job, not nearly what his pay from the regular job would be. He just loves guiding.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:28 PM
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No but Ithink that would be a greet job. your outdoors all the time.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:04 PM
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the schools are a waste of money believe me!! and guiding is a dead end job
i was thinkin bout it gut talked with guides and guys who went to school for it
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I have been offered 100 dollars a day to guide turkey hunts for an outfitter.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:23 AM
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Also depends what you are guiding for, is it a whitetail camp where you drive hunters to a stand, leave em, then pick them up, or something like an elk guide where you are hiking miles calling and using your expertise to pull in a bull for a hunter?

very different jobs, also, horse camp vs lodge/trucks? Need to wrangle horses, know how to take care of a downed animal etc.

Just saying "guide" could encompass alot. I would LOVE to be an elk guide, spending that time in the rocky mountains, bugling for elk. TONS AND TONS of work and long hours, but if you love it, its worth it. You will NOT get rich however.

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