The ELM Home Study Course & Hands On Guide Training

Our Home Study Prep Course combined with Hands on Training is the best qualified program to instruct and lead you through every detail required to become the top hand that all big game hunting outfitters are looking for.

Here at ELM outfitters and guide training program, we want all of our students to be well prepared prior to attending the hands-on training class. Our Home Study Course will do just that for you. Successful students take these proven methods of training seriously, and we’re sure you will too!

We combine the Home Study Course Manual with three professional DVDs. With over 500 pages, the Home Study Course contains easy-to-understand text and hundreds of illustrations—all gained from over 75 years of real-world outfitting and hunting know-how. The DVDs detail many aspects of horse and mule packing, and the latest knowledge in elk calling and set-up techniques. No other guide school training program offers their students this type of a course. *This is a definite advantage we give our students*

By doing our Home Study Course, then going through 4 weeks of intense hands on training you’ll know how better prepared and ready to go to work for an outfitter you will be. As you can see from the table of contents below, there is a vast amount of information which is covered in the course. It is very important to always remember: The more extensive the training you receive, the more of an asset you will be to any big game hunting outfit.

More information regarding enrollment in the Home Study Course will be included in our Free brochure mailing. Give us a call to get started (406) 961-3603 You will soon learn the up-most importance of this course.

The Best Way to Become a Big Game Hunting Guide/Packer/Camp Cook or Outfitter

After you successfully complete the Home Study Course you can then move on with more confidence knowing you have a better understanding of the skills needed in this industry.

Now you’re ready to take this knowledge to the next level -advanced hands on training class – where you will be taught first hand the exact manner in which to do the many different skills that are used every day when you are working for a big game outfitter.

The Outfitters & Guides Bible is your first move towards setting a firm foundation to becoming a true professional in the big game outfitting & guiding field. It’s the original and most in-depth big game guide training manual available. See the table of contents below and you will see how very extensive it is.

You will learn how it is of the utmost importance to your training
Completion of The Home Study Course is a prerequisite prior to attending any of our endorsed “Gold Seal Approved” Hands-on Guide Training Schools for Big Game Guides & Packers.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CONTRIBUTORS
OUTFITTERS & GUIDES GLOSSARY OF TERMS
INTRODUCTION OF GUIDES SCHOOLS IN THE USA
USFS REGULATIONS REGARDING OUTFITTING
DEPT. OF FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS, RULES & DEFINITIONS
OF OUTFITTERS& GUIDES
THE OUTFITTING BUSINESS IN GENERAL
HORSE SENSE
EQUINE SCIENCE
HORSE SHOEING
TREES & SHRUBS OF MONTANA & WESTERN STATES
USFS CROSSCUT SAW MANUAL
HOW TO SHARPEN THE CROSSCUT
AXES AND THEIR CARE
CHAIN SAW USE AND SAFETY
HORSE & MULE PACKING, EQUIPMENT & RIDING GEAR
MANTAING & CARGOING PACKS
SAWBUCK & DECKER PACKING
LEADING THE PACK STRING
AFTER DARK & LONG STRING PACKING
RESTRAINTS
CORRECTIVE SHOEING & USE OF FORGE
THE ROLE OF THE HARNESS HORSE
KNIFE CARE & SHARPENING
FIRST AID
FIRE STARTING WITH NATIVE MATERIALS
THE GUIDE’S DAYPACK & CONTENTS
BOWHUNTING TECHNIQUES, SET-UPS & SHOT PLACEMENT
CARE OF GAME AFTER IT’S DOWN
FIELD DRESSING & SKINNING
PREPARING GAME FOR PACKING
PREPARATION OF THE CAPE FOR THE TAXIDERMIST
RIFLES FOR THE HUNTER
HANDGUNS FOR THE GUIDE
BALLISTICS & AMMUNITION TABLES

STILL HUNTING, GLASSING & STALKING
COMMON SENSE OF SCENTS
HOW TO OUTFIT AND GUIDE FOR LION
BUGLING FOR ELK
HUNTING & GUIDING FOR ELK
USE OF SCENTS FOR BEAR
GUIDING FOR GRIZZLY AND BLACK BEAR
GUIDING FOR MOUNTAIN GOAT
GUIDING FOR THE SHEEP SPECIES
GUIDING FOR THE DEER SPECIES
GUIDING FOR THE PRONGHORN ANTELOPE
GUIDING FOR THE MOOSE SPIECIES
TRACKING WOUNDED GAME
THE SILVA SYSTEM, MAP & COMPASS WORK
TRAPPING, TRAPS & SNARES
GUIDING THE FISHERMAN
FISHERMANS KNOTS & FLIES
FISHING TIPS FOR BETTER GUIDING
WILDERNESS COOKING
CAMP COOK DUTIES, TIPS & MENU PLANNING
PROVEN RECIPIES FROM APPETIZERS TO DESERTS
SOURDOUGH COOKERY
SMOKING FISH & MAKING JERKY
WILD GAME PREPARATION
ANTLER* HORN SCORING, THE BOONE & CROCKETT WAY
ANTLER PHYSIOLOGY
THE OUTFITTER’S TENTS, FLIES AND TENTAGE
PROPER HUNTING CAMP SET UP
ADVERTISING & MARKETING YOUR OUTFIT
BOOKING AGENCIES
WRITING YOUR RESUME
PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW
APPLYING FOR THE JOB & GETTING IT