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General Information
Rick Wemple's School for
Hunting Guides and Hunting Outfitters

MONTANA HUNTING OUTFITTER TRAINING,
To The Best School Around, and Here’s Why.....
Honesty, common sense and experience. I have been a licensed Outfitter and guide since 1976, and have guided hunters from all over the world professionally in Idaho & Montana. I have been in the Outfitter Guide Training Business for over 43 years. Experience is on your side if you choose my school. You can have a great life, hunting for a living! I can teach you hands on, and can save you years of learning on your own.

Outfitting and Guiding is like any other profession, you are going to start out learning, and as you gain experience, work your way up. At first you will probably be on a seasonal basis, but as you gain more experience, you will work into a year-round position.

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Most experienced guides will make in the range of $150.00 per DAY, plus room and board. This will depend on who you work for and what kind of operation it is. As you gain experience, you will earn more. Big Game Guides with several years of experience, earn excellent salaries with benefits. After a few years as a guide, If you decide to go into business for yourself , then the sky is the limit, you can make your operation anything you want.

We have instructed the Army Special Forces in the art of Combat Packing with horses and mules. The school has received special recognition from the U.S. Army for our programs.

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The SCHOOL is based in Victor, Montana. Victor is located 35 miles south of Missoula, Montana. Students flying or coming by Bus will be met at the appropriate terminal in Missoula. Students driving their own vehicles can drive directly to the base. “We are getting more job opportunities each year. Now is the time to enroll in a class that interests you, and get started!!”

MY SCHOOL has the most comprehensive training courses offered today to teach you the rewarding career of becoming a Professional Big Game Guide and Outfitter. Limited enrollment. Call now, reserve a 2017 class before they fill up!

Sincerely yours in hunting and guiding,

Rick Wemple Lic #163

WESTERN MONTANA 2017 ARCHERY BULL ELK HUNTING SCHOOL–
SEMI-GUIDED, PROFESSIONAL GUIDES,
Deadline for license Sign-up, MARCH 15)
CALL 406-239-1752 SIGN UP NOW!!
BULL ELK RUT HUNTING AUGUST 27 – SEPT. 9, 2017 $1,700.00 -
WALL TENT CAMP INCLUDED – FOOD INCLUDED - TRAINING CLASSES INCLUDED: MAP & COMPASS – ELK HABITAT – BUGLE AND COW CALL TECHNIQUES – STALKING – SCOREING – CAPEING – TRACKING – PACKING GAME OUT 4X4 DRIVING – HUNTING RULES & REGULATIONS

2017
RICK WEMPLE'S -Montana Professional Guide School Classes
JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE


July 9- August 5, 2017 - One Time, Half price offer - $1500.00
4 week Class with stock
Job Placement Available to Graduates
Food & Lodging Included Training with stock includes: catching, grooming, saddling, riding, packing, pulling, loading and shoeing, along with basic vet care and maintaince for stock. Backcountry training includes: cargo, rope splicing, basic lantern and stove use, chainsaw, crosscut saw, ax, riveting, canvas repair, saddle repair and maintenance, Big Game training includes: tracking, sign identification, trophy measurements for B&C, SCI scoring, caping and skinning, map & compass, GPS use, stalking, game retrieval methods, Also included: Outfitter and guide laws, rules and regulations, fish and game, forest service and land use requirements, licensing and permits.

June 4 – July 1, 2017 - $2,900.00 -
4 Week Class with stock Includes Black Bear Hunting, with proper license
Job Placement Available to Graduates

Food & Lodging Included Training with stock includes: catching, grooming, saddling, riding, packing, pulling, loading and shoeing, along with basic vet care and maintenance for stock. Backcountry training includes: cargo, rope splicing, basic lantern and stove use, chainsaw, crosscut saw, ax, riveting, canvas repair, saddle repair and maintenance, Big Game training includes: tracking, sign identification, trophy measurements for B&C, SCI scoring, caping and skinning, map & compass, GPS use, stalking, game retrieval methods, Outfitter and guide laws, rules and regulations, fish and game, forest service and land use requirements, licensing and permits.
August 25 – Sept 09, 2017 - $1,700.00
2 Week Class
Big Game Hunting Includes Archery Bugle Bull Elk Hunting with proper license

Food & lodging included Big Game training includes: tracking, sign identification, trophy measurements for B&C, SCI scoring, caping and skinning, map & compass, GPS use, stalking, game retrieval methods, Outfitter and guide laws, rules and regulations, fish and game, forest service and land use requirements, licensing and permits.

ALL CLASSES WILL SET UP WALL TENT ACCOMMODATIONS WITH COOKING SUPPLIES. Students will cook and clean for class, same as in back country.


RICK WEMPLE'S SCHOOL has the most comprehensive training courses offered today, to teach you the rewarding career of becoming a Professional Big Game Guide and Outfitter. The (4) four-week, 250+ hour resident training course covers ALL the many phases of the Outfitter/Guide Industry. Everything from STALKING & judging a big game trophy to fixing a gas lantern, learning Federal Land Use Policies pertaining to Outfitting/Guiding, PACKING, skinning, caping and care of trophies, plus much much more. Students at RICK WEMPLE'S SCHOOL have the personal attention of Rick.......... They are not just a number within the class. He expects each student to put forth every effort to accept and utilize the training.The School has a 100% record on placement of their graduates who wish to go to work in this profession. Counseling service will also be available to graduates who wish to go into business for themselves. RICK WEMPLE'S SCHOOL OF GUIDING & OUTFITTING will offer a certified Full diploma to GRADUATES who have Satisfactorily completed the Four-Week Resident Training Program. Cetificates of Completion awarded for all other classes. The (4) four-week, 250+ hour training course covers ALL the many phases of the Outfitter/Guide Industry, Including horse and mule shoeing, packing and pulling a pack string.

REGISTRATION AND FEE EXPLANATION
The student expense information provided here is based upon policies in effect at the date of publication. The RICK WEMPLE’S SCHOOL OF GUIDING &OUTFITTING Reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.However, students registered for a current class are guaranteed those fees set at the time of his/her enrollment for that particular class. 3% added for credit card use.

FINANCING AVAILABLE, CALL FOR DETAILS
Good luck, we will be looking forward to working with you!


WHAT TO BRING, LIST OF SUPPLIES

1. Sleeping Bag.You will not need anything real heavy, you may be doing some backpacking with it.
2. Warm underclothing & plenty of socks, both wool & lightweight.
3. Soap, towels, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, etc.
4. Rain suit (2-piece - pants & jacket) No Ponchos.
5. Vibram or air bob sole wet weather boots & leather hiking boots, smooth sole cowboy or farm & ranch type boots & tennis shoes.
6. Flashlight, extra batteries, camera (35 mm or digital), 4 rolls film, binoculars (minimum 7 X 35), knife (4” folding lock blade with belt holster), small pocket knifes for caping and at least 4 “Bic” or similar lighters.
7. Levi or Wrangler jeans, jacket, and a warmer jacket. You will need wool or fleece pants & shirts when you start guiding.
8. Western shirts, both long sleeve & short sleeve T-shirts or sleeveless shirts.
9. Small backpack and day pack or fanny pack. Canteen or back packers water bottle.
10. Elk bugle, grunt tube and diaphragms can be purchased during the school if you do not have them already.
11. Notebook, pens, and pencils are required for taking notes in class for tests.
12. Cowboy hat and a baseball cap.
13. Duffel bag (for your clothes & personal items), side zipper type is best.You can also bring a footlocker/suitcase for here at the school, but you will still need the duffel bag.
14. For fishing, Combination spinning/fly fishing rod works well. Pack rod type, is best, not to exceed 36” in length when taken down. Berkley, Garcia or Eagle Claw are good brand names.Case for pole. Flies & lures can be purchased locally.
15. CURRENT FIRST AID CARD (STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY) - Drivers License. Must be a current valid license.
16. Compass. Sylva brand is excellent, either in the Explorer or Ranger models.
17. Alarm clock. A wind up or battery operated type is essential, not electric.
18. Backpacker’s drinking cup, plate, knife-fork-spoon is required.
19. ‘Tetanus Shot’ You must have had a tetanus shot within the past ten years.This is necessary when working around horses and mules.
20. Spending money. (other than the elk bugle and supplies, fishing license, fishing flies & lures, the only other spending money would be for Sunday activities to do laundry and whatever you wanted to eat in town). The school does not furnish lunch or dinner on Sunday after testing. Be sure you have enough money to get to the job we place you on after graduation in the Western States or possibly Alaska.


You can add to this list if you wish, however, this is a list of minimum things you will need, do not delete any items from it. If you have any questions on this list, give the school a call or write us and we will help in any way we can.

Those arriving by plane or bus need to let us know your time of arrival and flight or bus number. School will pick you up. There is a $50.00 charge per trip for being picked up or dropped off at the airport or bus terminal in Missoula, Montana.


Rick Wemple Outfitting Inc.
1-406-239-1752 cell PO Box 1167 Victor Montana 59875

Rick Wemple is the Administrator of the RICK WEMPLE'S SCHOOL OF GUIDING/OUTFITTING, and has been in the Outfitter & Guide Training Business for over 35 years.

If you have any questions, or if we can assist you in any way, please contact us. We want you to succeed.

Rick Wemple - (406) 239-1752
fax: (406) 642-3869
P.O. Box 1167
Victor, MT 59875

Hunting Guides and Outfitters-Montana