Our Onsite, Custom Guide School is a full service program focusing on building the knowledge and skills required to establish a successful career in the Outfitting Business.  Unlike many programs that typically emphasize one speciality such as packing, or wrangling, or outdoors-menship, our program covers the full spectrum of: 

  • Backcountry navigation

  • Hunting strategies and tactics (elk, deer, bear) - game movement and habits, reading terrain, planing your hunt, stalking, still hunting, blinds, trails,  parks, wallows, bedding, use of thermals, tracking, and a verity of do's and don'ts. 

  • Livestock (horses) wrangling, packing, managing, and controlling for a safe and timely experience. 

  • Camp set up and management

  • Customer (Client) management and success - maximizing customer satisfaction, outfitter returns and personal gratuity - hunter introductions, understanding personalities and preference styles at the onset of the hunt (Myers-Briggs style matching), when to listen, when to assert yourself and how to do it,  don't-guide-the-guide principles, teaching-not-telling, getting your client in position, shots and no-shots, post hunt correspondence. 

  • Working as a "guide-team" 

  • Business Basics (marketing, booking customers, growing revenue, managing expenses).


PCO guide school is a low volume, high impact, hands on cirriculum  conduced onsite at the Fish and Cross Ranch and Routt County National forest.  Class sizes are 6-8 and the school lasts 4 weeks, with 90% being in-field training and 10% lecture.  The price is $4,000 which includes; tuition, lodging, food and all necessary equipment.   The top "2" of guides from each class are offered a paid internship the following fall, with the ability to join the PCO guide team full time during the 7 week season. 

Contact Tyler Snyder for more information:

  • Tyler = Tyler_Snyder@PackCountryOutfitters.com 719-650-9090

 


Guide School & Careers

Nick is a family member who has lived on the FISH AND CROSS RANCH since our purchase.  He known for his quiet, methodical approach to hunting.   HE LOVES TO SPEND TIME WITH CLIENTS AND IS NOTED FOR his patience and  his desire to  please his clients.  

Owen Meyer


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With their extensive experience, knowledge, and personalities, our guides are essential in making our elk & deer hunts fun and successful. They also put in a lot of extra time to insure the customers have a fantastic hunting adventure. 



Nick Beckner

Owen grew up on the Fish and Cross Ranch.   a diesel technician by education, a cowboy by trade and an adventure at heart.  if you need some joy in your life, select owen as your guide. What's more, he is an excellent outdoorsman and relishes the prospect of providing his clients with a fantastic experience.  

TYLER SNYDER

OWNER, OPERATOR - TY IS HERE TO ENSURE YOUR OVERALL HUNTING EXPERIENCE EXCEEDS YOUR EXPECTATIONS, IN ALL ASPECTS.  YOU MAY SEE HIM DELIVERING FOOD, CAPING TROPHIES,  PACKING MEAT, SHOEING HORSES, SCOUTING,  OR GUIDING CLIENTS.  CALL HIM IF YOU NEED ANYTHING - 719-650-9090


ADDITIONALLY, PACK COUNTRY EMPLOYS SEASONED, EXPERIENCED GUIDES THAT HAVE HUNTED AND GUIDED THE FLATTOPS AND SURROUNDING RANCHES FOR YEARS. 

Matt Moline

Matt  KNOWS THE ELK HONEY SPOTS AND HIDEOUTS ON THE FISH AND CROSS RANCH AND SURROUNDING NATIONAL FOREST. HE LOVES TO SPEND TIME WITH CLIENTS AND IS NOTED FOR HIS tenacious work, ability to get you clouse and his COMMITMENT TO A GREAT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. 

Meet Our guides

Guide School