guide school

upland courses for beginner guides and seasonal refreshers

What is guide school?​​​


We have two great options to help you become a better upland guide, hunter, and make your resume stand out!  This course will provide the values that employers are looking for and need to provide better service to their guests, and hunters.  Both options include lodging, meals, and certifications.

The first is our "Intro To Guiding" course.  This is the whole nine yards... with a ton of great information, experiences, and resources.  This is not only a great course for those that want to to get into guiding, or only have a season or two under their belt, but also for the sportsmen that wants to get more in depth and further their upland experience. 

  • CPR Certification

  • First Aid Training

  •  Gun Safety

  • Hunting Laws

  • Daily time in the field

  • Hunting Strategy

  • Customer Service

  • Gear

  • Helpful Skills Needed

  • Conservation and Habitat

  • Bird Biology and behavior

  • Photography

  • How to get a job in the industry and build a career or business in the Outdoors

  • Dog Handling and Training

  • Safety in the field   

  • Game cleaning and packaging

  • Clay Shooting

  • Raising and releasing Game birds                                                                         

Did we mention daily time in the field?  We want you to get hands on experiences with the dogs; leading large groups, planning the hunt, and live action, including shooting. That's right!  You get to shoot birds every day!  You will also have a chance to shoot clays and learn tips on how to help your clients.  Course limit 10 people.


The second option is our "Refresher Course." This is a course for more seasoned guides that want to stay current on CPR and First Aid,  Gun Safety, New Gear, Laws, and Customer Service.  This option also includes lodging and food.  Course limit 10 people.


Courses are taught and presented by experienced guides, lodge owners, taxidermists, game wardens, NRA reps, gun store owners, Outdoor Gear business owners, certified CPR and first aid instructors, Kennel Owners, HRC Judges, and Conservation and Game Club representatives.  We are pulling together the best in the industry to insure that you get a well rounded upland education and the tools you need to succeed.  


Airport shuttle available from Pierre, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City.   




June 12th & 13th           Refresher Course

June 23rd to 27th            Intro Course


July 7th to 11th                Intro Course

July 17th & 18th             Refresher Course

August 11th to 15th         Intro Course

August 21st & 22nd        Refresher Course


Sept 15th to 19th            Intro Course

Sept  25th & 26th          Refresher Course                 

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