Idaho Outdoor Adventure Guide School

If you enjoy the outdoors our York Outfitters Outdoor Adventure Guide School is for you.

Whether as a learning experience to become a better hunter or a dream career as a guide/outfitter. We can make it happen for you!

Our 24 day course consists of Wilderness survival, basic horsemanship,standard first aid, outdoor recreation, conservation, responsibilities of an outfitter and guide, professional guide equipment usage, big game guiding techniques, and field care of game.

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What Is A Guide School?

A guide school is for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The course is available for all age groups and will give good hands-on experience for the student. As a student you will be taught:

  • Wilderness Survival
  • Basic Horsemanship
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Outdoor and Camp Cooking
  • Conservation
  • Responsibilities of and Outfitter & Guide
  • Professional Guide Equipment Usage
  • Packing Equipment & Supply Usage
  • Big Game Guiding Techniques
  • Big Game Scoring
  • Field Care of Game


  • Advanced Riding Lessons and Trail Rides
  • Horse/Mule training
  • Packing with Mules
    • Decker Pack Saddles
    • Sawbuck Saddles
  • Leading a Pack String
  • Horse/Mule First Aid
  • Basic Horse Shoeing

Wilderness Survival

  • Safety and Prevention
  • Hypothermia
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Emergency Shelter and Fire Starting

Professional Guide Equipment

  • Personal
  • Field
  • Vehicles/Tack
  • Weapons

Basic Horsemanship

  • Introductory Riding Lesson
  • Saddles and Equipment
  • Horse Care
  • Horse and Mule Behavior
  • Trailer Loading
  • Safety

Wilderness Guide School

  • August
  • $2,500.00 / Student
  • 24┬ádays of schooling
  • August 14 – Sept 6

Job Placement Assistance is offered for successful graduates.

This schooling is for any outdoor enthusiast who is looking for the learning experience to become a great hunter or work in the field of outfitting. Our school is hands on and physically rewarding.

Camp Cooking

  • Cooking on Camp Fires
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Menus
  • Safe Storage of Food
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