Many new hunters hire guides to help them get ramped up for hunting. While many hunters look down on using guides, guides are excellent sources of knowledge. Many of them are hunting several days a week, sometimes year-round. But what about when you want to learn more?

Merriam's double in Eastern WA

Hunting guides are focused on one thing: getting you a kill. This makes sense, you pay to have to try to be as successful as possible. Many people don’t have the time to put into scouting, and a guide provides the shortcuts needed for busy people.

But you’re here because you want to understand the full process. You want to learn to scout, find huntable land, harvest some food, process it, and learn to cook that food. This is where a mentor is necessary.

Spicy Wild Turkey Sandwich

What Does a Mentor Do?

As a mentor, I take the time to walk you through the steps from start to finish. I also spend the time to educate you, using all the tools available to you. Our hunt does not end when you harvest the animal. Proper field care, how to store the animal for the short and long term, and how to use each cut of meat are as essential to the process of hunting as the gun you use and the skills needed to find the animals. You’ll learn some basic turkey calling techniques, basic field gun care, how to pattern your gun, and a slew of other topics which would take a long time to write up in this post!

Although my mentorship classes are targeted at hunting turkeys, most of what you will learn can be applied to many other forms of hunting.

Your mentorship is not a canned hunt. There is no guarantee of success. Finally, mentorship means you’ll spend most of your time learning how to be successful on your own, so that you can sustain your hunting indefinitely, without depending on a guide.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.