JB Klyap's "Top Knot" Elk Hunting Guide School
Based on years of research and personal interviews with well-established, respected Outfitters "Top-Knot" guide school will give you the skills reported most lacking in the industry-our goal is your success.
IS GUIDING FOR YOU? If you've got a passion for the outdoors and leading others to enjoy the same you're already half-way there. We focus on the absolute most important skills you'll need to enter into the industry with distinct advantages that will help you land the career of your dreams. We know, we've been in your shoes!
“If Outfitting is lacking one thing, it’s finding quality, professional and dependable big game guides who are willing to work hard for the passion of hunting and take personal responsibility sharing the enjoyment of elk hunting with others. All outfitters love guides like this, the kind of confident men and women who want to be leaders and aren’t afraid to step up to the plate-You'll get all this and more at "Top-Knot.” –Nationally recognized hunting Outfitter
Knowledge, Experience, Research- We have put together a curriculum based on the experience of over 25,000 days afield guiding in elk country. With proven educational techniques, our school will provide you with the key skills successful and respected Outfitters say is lacking
JB Klyap, Montana Outfitter #7843 and Lead Instructor, began his career in the classroom as a highly successful teacher, but with the draw of the outdoors he took to guiding and then outfitting, working his way up from the low guy on the totem pole. Helping to create a successful outfitting operation in a very short amount of time. He's not only a noted outfitter, but also a seminar speaker, published writer and very entertaining outdoor personality! He's been in your shoes!
Why Should You Attend this School?
"If you're looking for a guide school that not only teaches you how to tie a knot and pack a mule, put up camp, quarter animals and anything else you have to do when it comes to guiding-JB's "Top Knot" Guide School at Dome Mountain Ranch is the best choice. While you are there you will also learn how to treat your customers from a Dell Carnegie point of view. I highly recommend Jim and Lennae at Dome Mountain Ranch- "
Wayne Carlton, Famous Outdoor Personality (Hunter's Specialties)
"Timing is Everything"-Top Knot Guide School is conducted during early fall when Elk are most active and vocal. We are one of the few guide schools that offer in the field training during the actual hunting season. Obviously, this will provide the student with invaluable knowledge. Most rifle seasons follow in the next few weeks. Again, our research tells us that this is when Outfitters are searching for guides who can "take the bull by the horns" and help the most.
We researched many other guide schools and wanted to create something unique that would attract even the biggest skeptic. The mission of JB Klyap's "Top-Knot" Elk Hunting guide school is to bring out the best in you, giving you the foundational skills to become a confident and successful guide.
One of the keys to becoming a guide is simply getting on board with a good outfitter. Good Outfitters recognize that their guides can make them or break them; we work towards building guides that outfitters can count on to make a difference and become a pivotal part of a quality team.
"You can have all the horse, mule, packing, and hunting experience in the world, but without the ingredients provided by "Top-Knot" Elk Hunting Guide School you may still not have what it takes to become a guide."