Do you want to become part
of an industry that does the following?
Sends you down the path of an exciting
and rare way of life
Takes you beyond the normal realm of
Creates economic measures that provide
for wildlife management and habitat enhancement projects
Provides food for yourself and the needy
Teaches you to be self reliant and
Creates sound economics for yourself and
people of the state
Allows you to learn conservation with
intellect gained by experience in the wilderness
Helps hunters from all
over the world make their hunting dreams come true
If your answer is yes, you should enroll in:
Alaskan Mountain Safaris Big
Game Hunting & Guide School
Alaskan Mountain Safaris, Big
Game Hunting and Guide School is an exciting comprehensive,
hands on school that teaches a modern and complete overview of
the essential skills and knowledge required to be a competent
guide or hunter in Alaska! From arrival until departure students
will personally undertake and be taught the fundamental
requirements of a guide's responsibilities just as if the
student were arriving at a wilderness camp as an assistant
guide, responsible for the well being and success of his
assigned clients and employer. Additionally, instruction
includes the conservation and public policy making basis upon
which any professional guide business is dependant upon. The
curriculum consists of 40% classroom and 60% field instruction
and culminates in a written test that passing students who
qualify, will receive a favorable recommendation for their
Alaska Assistant Guide License and potential job placement
within the industry.
Guide school instructors
include professional vocational experts well known in their
given fields presenting 22 different technical sessions. Most of
these instructors have over twenty years experience in Alaska
actively involved in their respective fields of expertise.
Highlights of the course
include each student preparing three meals for the rest of the
class, building and living in a functional base camp, actual
finding, viewing, and trophy analysis of Dall's sheep, moose,
and bears, two days of the best wilderness survival training
available world wide, wounded game follow up, in-field shooting
instruction, building of their own fleshing beam and actual
hands-on skinning and fleshing, and much, much more. Never has
there been the opportunity for this type of training and
instruction in Alaska. Sanctioned by the Alaska Professional
Hunters Association, Alaska Village Initiatives and the State of
Alaska Big Game Commercial Services Board, this professionally
taught school will be a learning experience for any participant.
What is this school?
A conservation based, hands on school that teaches
the following and more!
Hunting in the 21st century
Public policy making
Social and environmental awareness
Spike camps and gear
Base camp construction
Outdoor clothing and gear
Optics and cameras
Alaskan big game animals characteristics
Tracks and tracking
Field dressing and meat care
Firearms safety and in-field shooting instruction
Wounded game follow up
Airplane, ATV, boat and horse safety and packing
Wilderness survival skills and first aid
How old are the students?
The school is open to students of all ages regardless
of sex, race or religion. Anyone who wants to sharpen their skills will
benefit from this school.
Where is the school located?
Mile 15 Edgerton Highway, near Kenny Lake, Alaska at
the Circle F Ranch.
Who are the instructors?
A spectrum of experienced Master/Registered
Guides, and professionals from all aspects of the industry.
Master Guide, Robert Fithian of Alaskan Mountain
What are the dates
2011 Summer Session begins July 18th and ends August
How many students are there
during each session?
Enrollment is limited to 12 students per class.
What will I gain?
Fifteen-days of hands-on instruction.
Testing upon completion of the session.
Recommendation for your Alaskan Assistant Guide
License for successful and qualified graduates over the age of 18.
Possible job placement within the Alaska Guiding
What does it cost?
The cost is $3600 per student which includes all
study materials, room and board for the fifteen days
(Payment plans can be arranged with a $1200 enrollment fee.)
How do I get there?
Students are responsible for their own travel to and
from the school. The Circle F Ranch is located in the eastern interior
of Alaska, on the Edgerton Highway (Highway #10), approximately a five
hour drive from Anchorage, a six hour drive from Fairbanks, or a 45
minute drive from Glennallen, Alaska. Alaskan Mountain Safaris will
coordinate travel arrangements between these points before and after
each session for those students needing it.
Call or email now for enrollment information for the
Summer 2011 Session. Space is limited and is filling up fast.
Phone: 907.822.3410 or Email: