Welcome to your future....

We will teach you the skill you need to become a Guide, Wrangler, Camp Cook or Outfitter! We can even guide you through the process of buying an outfitting business!



Bliss Creek Outfitters has been training professional big game guides, wranglers and camp cooks since 1992. We are the most comprehensive program available and we have the most experienced team of instructors in the World. We do not require a home-study course.

Your head-instructor, Tim Doud, specializes in training top-notch wilderness archery elk guides, professional wranglers and professional camp cooks. Tim and his team of professional taxidermy, first aid, farrier, kitchen specialists & horse trainers work with you to give you the advantage you need to guide during your first year of work.

We offer both 4-week group classes and 4-week private instruction, as well as job placement assistance after graduation. With our network of licensed & reputable outfitters, we can have a job waiting for you upon successful graduation from any of our schools.

Our Professional Guide School trains top-notch guides and packers. Ninety percent of our successful graduates are guiding their first year. We are the only school who has this type of success rate in the world. Tim Doud, one of the most successful archery guides in the world, has guided for M. R. James, founder of Bowhunter Magazine, Dwight Shuh, Editor of Bowhunter Magazine, Dave Maas, Editor of North American Hunter Magazine, Steve Gruber, Host of TV Show Outdoor America, Mark Kayser, writer for North American Hunting Club, and more. He looks forward to sharing with you his knowledge that will give you the tools to be as successful as you want to be!

Our Camp & Ranch Cook School trains highly qualified camp and ranch cooks that are in high demand. With 20 years experience cooking and training camp and ranch cooks, we are one of the longest tenured camp and ranch cook school in North America. Your instructors will teach you the essentials of wilderness camp & ranch cooking. We offer private and group four-week schools and customize the dates to fit your schedule.

Our Professional Wrangler School offers in depth horsemanship, training and camp maintenance to provide a "soon-to-be-wrangler" all the skills necessary to be successful. Tim, a John Lyons Certified Horse & Mule Trainer, teaches students successful training techniques which will make any student extremely valuable to any back-country outfitter. Likewise, students will learn how to successfully maintain a camp an respectfully serve clients with confidence and efficiency.

Looking to Buy your own Outfitting Business. Bliss Creek Outfitters can not only teach you everything you need to know to become an outfitter, but we can also help you find and purchase your own outfitting business. If your looking to buy an outfitting business right away, give Tim a call! Through our personalized schools, we can teach you how to book clients, promote hunts, fill out Forest Service forms, write an operating plan... everything you need to run your own successful outfitting business.

The advantage Bliss Creek Outfitters Schools gives you our reputation for training successful guides, cooks & wranglers. We concentrate on technical and advanced training to give our students the advantage. Nearly 90% of our graduates guide, work as a head cook and wrangle successfully at their first job.

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"A Guide's Life"
by Tim Dehn

"Elk Calling Made Easy"
by Mark Melotik

"Sweet Talk or Insults?"
by Bill Buckley
























Tim Doud, Outfitter ~ Bliss Creek Outfitters ~ PO Box 2776 ~ Cody, WY 82414 ~ 307-527-6103

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