Maine Guide Training & Guide License Exam Preparation

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Become a Maine Guide

Fins & Furs Adventures Maine Guide School is the longest running guide training program in the state, with over 25 years experience helping hundreds of participants obtain their Maine Guides License

Our Maine Guide School prepares you to take Maine’s

Hunting, Fishing and Recreation

Guide’s License Exam

Why take our course?

Nearly 85% of our students pass their exam on the first try!!

Maine’s Guide License Exam is considered one of the toughest in the country. The Maine Guide licensing board sees a failure rate of first time applicants, greater than 60%. Why not put the odds in your favor?

What will you learn?

The Maine Guide exam covers a great deal of information applicable to the license that you are testing for. We spend our time covering the material that you will likely see, so you can focus your studying and preparation efforts. Aside from the test material, we also make you better outdoorsmen and women.

Map & Compass

You will learn how to read a topographic map, measure distance, and use your compass with the map and in the field.

Emergency Situations

We will cover in detail, how to prepare for and deal with an emergency situation such as a hurt or lost client.

Laws, Rules & Ethics

Hunting, fishing, boating, ATV, and Snowmobiling laws are covered. We will also discuss laws and professional ethics applicable specifically to registered guides.

Boating & Canoeing

You will learn canoe paddle strokes, canoeing terms, boating safety, river and lake rescue techniques and boating laws.

Species Identification

All test candidates will be asked to identify mammals, waterfowl, fish and even occassionaly plants and trees.

Business Management

Although not a topic that you will be tested on, we want to see class participants successful in their business as well as the exam. We will discuss insurance, websites, advertising, marketing, keeping clients happy & coming back and much more.

Much, much more...

There are more topics than we can list including firearms, fly-fishing, trapping, cold and hot weather injuries, packing gear, food storage and meal preparation, setting up a campsite, and the list goes on…

Upcoming Courses

Brewer, Me. – July 15th to 18th, 2021

Penobscot County Conservation Assoc. Clubhouse

570 N. Main Street, Brewer, Maine 04412

$495 / person

Gorham, Me. – August 19th to 22nd, 2021

Windham/Gorham Rod & Gun Club

8 Tow Path Rd, Gorham, ME 04038

$495 / person

Skowhegan, Me. – December 16th to 19th, 2021

Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge

21 Silver Street, Skowhegan, Maine 04976

$495 / person

Have questions?

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Call  (207) 474-5430

Interested in Becoming a Maine Guide?

Learn more about the Maine Guide License testing process and requirements