How to Hire a Hunting Guide

Did you know you can hire a hunting guide for your next hunting trip? Maybe this is your first time hunting, and you’re not sure where to go or what to expect. Or you might be a seasoned hunter trying a new hunting area. Either way, it’s a great idea to hire a hunting guide.

What Are You Looking For?

Before you start looking for a hunting guide, we recommend researching and figuring out precisely what you want in a hunting guide. 

Do you want to camp outside?

Do you want to hike for several miles while living out of your backpack?

Do you want to drive or walk?

You’ll also want to consider what type of animal you want to hunt. Do you have goals for your hunt, or are you content with whatever you get? 

Once you know the answer to these questions, it’s time to look for a hunting guide. 

Ask for Referrals

Chances are, you have hunting friends. Ask them for recommendations. Most hunting guides work with multiple hunters and gain more business through word-of-mouth. It’s a good idea to hire a hunting guide using this method. 

If you’re a brand new hunter, find some local hunters and ask them for recommendations. Once you’ve found a few guides, check them out. They probably have a website or social media promoting their services. You could reach out to the hunters who have reviewed them to ask for their experiences. 

We recommend paying more attention to their reviews than their website’s fresh and relevant. Hunting guides are known for being experts in their field, not tech-savvy. 

Reach Out and Ask Questions

Once you’ve found a hunting guide, we highly recommend interviewing them to ensure they’re the right fit. This is the kind of information you’ll want to get:

  • Years of experience as an outfitter
  • The ratio of archery to rifle hunters catered
  • Success rates per species
  • Average shot opportunities
  • Required tags, licenses, and permits 
  • Info for getting your hunting license
  • Hunting private vs. public land
  • What the terrains are like
  • Size of the hunting area
  • Number of annual hunts conducted
  • What’s provided in the hunt (meals, lodging, skinning, hauling, processing, etc.)
  • Number of other hunters, if applicable
  • Transportation to and from the hunt
  • The daily routine during the hunt

R&K Hunting Company

Are you looking to hire a hunting guide for an upcoming hunting trip? Whether you’re a hunting newbie or a seasoned veteran, a guided hunt can be a great experience. You’ll learn a lot from your guide and have a different experience than you would if you hunt by yourself or with friends.

A hunting guide’s knowledge and expertise will take your hunting game to the next level. R&K Hunting provides guided hunts for mule deer, elk, moose, and pronghorn antelope. We have Utah, and Wyoming retreats where you can stay while you hunt your choice of game. 

Want to get started? Contact us today for more information. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or help you book your hunting trip! R&K Hunting is here to help you have an incredible hunting experience.