Common Questions and Answers
Is the guiding profession for me?
Ask yourself do "want to work as a guide year round or work 3 months a year during the fall hunting season?". There are many opportunities available worldwide in many facets of outdoor guiding. SFG believes that a well rounded guide will have better opportunities to find employment as a "year round" guide rather than just part time seasonal employment. That's the "BIG" difference between SFG program and other guide training schools.
Does SFG help with employment opportunities and support ?
Yes, SFG provides job placement assistance to qualified graduates. We have outfitters (hunting and fishing) and guest ranches from throughout the United States with job openings. Employment opportunities and job listings are made available to students seeking to become professional guides or other outdoor career opportunities. The SFG recruitment staff uses several internal staffing methods to help outdoor career minded candidates seek out employment sources.
Why should I choose SFG and not some other guide school?
SFG is first and foremost and education center, where as some other schools are a sideline business to hunting and fishing outfitters. Secondly SFG is owned an operated by former educators who have extensive outdoor experience as guides and outfitters. Third SFG is located in one of an area surrounded by millions of acres of pristine outdoor wilderness and rivers. It is estimated there are several hundred professional guides successfully employed within this geographic area which includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Washington and Oregon
Does SFG have financing available to help with tuition costs?
Yes, SFG has several payments options available. SFG will also assist students to secure Federal and State education grants and loans for those who qualify. Please see our web pages describing loans available.