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Outfitter of Record
Any courses that involve actual hunting or fishing are are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor Jr, 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Once deposits and tuition are submitted they are deemed non-refundable. You are not considered enrolled until full receipt of tuition is made. Our programs are approved by the VA, and administered by Veterans’ Education and Training – Montana Office of Public Instruction for your GI benefits, please check the box when enrolling indicating your intent to use your benefits.
This volunteer program will pack in on mules 21 into the Bob Marshall wilderness to clear and maintain trails. This trip will be physically demanding. Swan Mountain will provide all of the meals, accommodations, stock, and equipment.
If you want to see what living and working in the wilderness is really like, opt for this FREE program or add it on with another class.
Our hunting guide school uses a unique modular approach to present and practice seven learning categories. Rich programming not only covering the basics of hunting and guiding techniques as a foundation, but also thoroughly explores the latest innovations in techniques and gear for hunting. We integrate practical career development and professional strategies into the course.
Our Wrangler Training Program addresses the need for good base training in horsemanship as well how to lead safe, fun horseback rides. We deliver the skills and tools students can rely on to be an effective wrangler and excel in the industry.
Whether your goal is to wrangle in a national park, to safely guide hunting clients come fall, or simply improve your horsemanship, this course is for you!
Carl Motes-Conners of Montana Rescue provides instruction in technical river rescue and rope rescue in association with Rescue 3 International, a worldwide leader in water and rope rescue training. Work hands-on on the basics of river running to help new boaters develop their skills. Philosophy is grounded in prevention and developing situational awareness in each participant.
A complete program of instruction in camp and back country cooking. The school is located in a magnificent wilderness setting near Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness in northern Montana. The facilities shared with the Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School and students will be afforded the opportunity to learn and receive hands-on instruction in a realistic environment.
In this course waterfowl guide students will learn all the facets of how to guide for ducks and geese throughout the various parts of the country. Certain parts of the US and Canada hunt ducks and geese differently. Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School will cover the various methods and species of duck and goose found throughout North America. The course has been designed from scratch based on interviewing several waterfowl outfitters throughout the country.
Learn what it takes to run a successful guide and outfitting operation. The intense 10-day program is designed to get you back to your business quickly, yet meet the requirements of one education day for three experience days as required by Montana State Law.
Learn the ropes of packing and stringing horses and mules.
A course in herd management and equine first aid for the stock owner
Learn how to use hounds to hunt lions and/or bears. Certain parts of the US and Canada hunt lions and bears differently, this course is comprehensive in it’s coverage.
All the great content of our wilderness guide school, but without the emphasis on testing and career development.