Hunting/fishing guides work in the great outdoors and organize hunting and fishing trips for both individuals and groups who want to benefit from their expertise and get the most out of their time.
Depending on where a guide works, he/she may help arrange for the transportation of customers and their hunting or fishing equipment to the location. They must also ensure that everyone on the trip is aware of the laws and regulations so that everyone is always in compliance. Some may not be so familiar with how to use various equipment, so these guides may help teach them and offer tips. They may also plan in advance for meals and emergency situations; if someone were to be injured, they must be prepared with knowledge of first-aid to assist them.
Some hunting/fishing guides also operate or work in a small store which sells relevant equipment and clothing. Many individuals who go on these trips will benefit from such supplies, and some may want to go out again on their own and will stock up on supplies as such.
Hunting/fishing guides must have their own hunting and fishing licenses and assist those on their trips in acquiring theirs. To become a licensed guide, one should also have certification in first-aid and CPR, as well as proof of hunter education to obtain a hunting guide license.
Hunting And Fishing Guide Tasks
Lead hunting trips, ensuring safety of participants and satisfactory outcomes.
React quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Know and enforce regulations.
Pack and carry supplies and equipment and clean up after the trip.
Teach weapons safety and react in emergency situations.