Proper Care of the Hoof Copy

Proper Care of the Hoof is essential for your stocks well being and longevity.This requires not only trimming and balancing of the hoofs but also the correct fitting of the shoe. Your horses and mules will be traveling many miles through rugged terrain in the wilderness country of the Rocky Mountains. You best be prepared!

Students Learning the Ropes of the Trade

Students Learning the Ropes of the Trade Students have the opportunity to see and learn skills among some of the most beautiful scenery around as you can see.They have learned keeping the string lined out whether traveling up or down the trail is so important. Leave the driving to the lead horse. Your business is…

Many New Challenges will Face our Students

Many New Challenges will Face our Students We have many young women such as Shannon who go through our training program.They have the support in learning the skills of the trade as do the young men. From placing a saddle in the proper manner, packing mules, pulling a string, shoeing a horse/mule, and gaining an…

Successful ELM Graduate

Successful ELM Graduate Josh one of this years graduates is living his dream. We assisted him with getting the job shortly after training with a pack in horse & mule outfit down in Colorado. With the confidence he learned through our training he proved himself and before he knew it, Fall was here and was…

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Big Game Hunting Season

Big Game Hunting Season The 2016 big game hunting season is off and running with good success in the field. We have already received some good feedback from students. Our students are out there living the dream. The experiences gained is priceless and will serve them immensely on their journey to becoming top hands, seasoned…

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Students Heading Out for Evening Hunt

Students Heading out for Evening Hunt With their pack animals left back at camp, students head out for an evening mock hunt for elk and mule-deer. Josh Roth head instructor and owner of Hoback Peak Outfitters has a passion for hunting and thoroughly enjoys passing his know how onto his students. Reaching a high vantage…

Big Game Hunting Guide My Experiences

Big Game Hunting Guide My Experiences It’s been many years now since I first set my sights on those snow caped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It seems like it was only yesterday but the many scares and wrinkles say differently. I feel pretty lucky that she never gave up on me and allowed this…

Our Journal

Welcome to Our Journal! We’ve created a journal to capture all the great moments we experience with our students, and with our endorsed guide schools. Check back often to see what’s up! -Michael Knott

Meet Michael & Julie

Howdy and Welcome! Michael and Julie Knott, Program Directors. It’s been over 5 decades now, hard to believe. That was the first I ventured to the Rockies, all eyes and ears! Ready to take on whatever they would offer and willing to give up to a still wet behind the ears 18 year old. I…

Common Questions

Common Questions What background do I need to qualify for training? A rural and hunting background can help, but more importantly come with a good attitude and a strong willingness to learn. What is the average age of students who enroll in your program, and how old is too old? The average age is mid…

School Curriculum

ELM Outfitters & Guides Training Curriculum Guidelines Approved Curriculum by the Boards of Outfitters in the Rockies 30 Day Hands-on Training Curriculum) 1) Ethics and Attitude: professionalism social skills work habits, communication, working as a team personal attitude and appearance 2) Horsemanship proper placement of pads and saddles on stock fitting the saddle to each…

Job Placement Assistance

Graduate Successfully and Go To Work! Job Placement Assistance By the time you have completed our training program; home study prep-course and 4 weeks of intense hands on training, then and only then will we and you know that you have what it takes to qualify for employment. Our methods of training * meaning, being…

Student Testimonials

ELM “Student“ Testimonials Straight Talk from ELM Graduates  After online searching for packer schools for a few years I decided to go with Elm Outfitters & Guides Training program. After talking with Julie Knott and the instructor of the 4 weeks of hands on training School, I would be attending. Both were encouraging and always…

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Big Game Hunting — Guide for Sheep

Big Game Huntin – Guide for Sheep Hunting and guiding Bighorn Sheep will put you to the test! The biggest challenge is finding the Ram’s in the first place and then determining if there are any of trophy size and legal to hunt. It takes doing your homework, a bunch of pre-scouting and hours and…

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Big Game Guide Training School -Graduate

Big Game Guide Training School – Graduate Still in the business. Going to work for a different outfit in CO has been in ID for several years now and was ready to move on. This student has been dependable which is why our students are in high demand. Who knows maybe he like many others…

Hunting Guide School Wilderness Outfitter…

Hunting Guide School – Wilderness Outfitters Students learning to read a topo map [short for topographic] The study or discipline of topography is a much broader field of study, which takes into account all natural and man-made features of terrain. Traditional definitions require a topographic map to show both natural and man-made features. A topographic…

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Big Game Guide School Student at Hoback Peak

Big Game Guide School Student at Hoback Peak Matt learning how to deworm horses in this years guide school at Hoback Peak Guide & Packer School. Don’t think Ester liked the taste too much.http://www.hobackpeak.com/guide-school/. Josh will be your instructor and runs one of the best hands on training schools. We endorse his school due to…