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#5451816 - 12/01/14 02:18 PM Question for Hunting Guides...
DieselDubrul Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Denton,TX
How did you become a hunting guide? What steps would somebody looking to become a guide take? Thanks.
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#5452022 - 12/01/14 03:22 PM Re: Question for Hunting Guides... [Re: DieselDubrul]
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Originally Posted By: DieselDubrul
How did you become a hunting guide? What steps would somebody looking to become a guide take? Thanks.
Have enough money put aside so you don't depend on guiding for a living.
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#5452067 - 12/01/14 03:39 PM Re: Question for Hunting Guides... [Re: DieselDubrul]
txtrophy85 Offline
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First you have to learn alot about the quarry you are hunting

This takes alot of time in the field.

I would start by calling commercial hunting ranches and see if they need help
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#5452088 - 12/01/14 03:51 PM Re: Question for Hunting Guides... [Re: DieselDubrul]
ancuegar Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
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Loc: Katy, TX
Learn how to age and score deer on the hoof. Look at hundreds of deer. Expect to work long hours for little pay. Have great people skills. Don't expect to hunt much.
Also be the jack of all trades. Learn mechanic skills and other ranch type work. The more you know the more marketable you become.
Then like me grow up and get a real job and hunt for fun again. I guided for 15 years. Finally had enuff.


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#5452518 - 12/01/14 06:34 PM Re: Question for Hunting Guides... [Re: DieselDubrul]
erniejs Offline
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Ancuegar pretty much summed it up. Long hours short pay, been doin it 8 yrs and love it. But I have a real job also
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#5452711 - 12/01/14 07:56 PM Re: Question for Hunting Guides... [Re: DieselDubrul]
DieselDubrul Offline
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Thanks for the info guys.
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