Guide Resources

Guide-Outfitters are consumed with talking to potential clients, booking future hunts, scheduling hunters and guides, repairing and purchasing necessary equipment, scheduling flights and maintaining planes and boats. Often times Guide-Outfitter business administration takes a back seat to these important tasks but if taken lightly can lead to loss of future clients, heavy fines, loss of licenses and potential business failure.

Managing the administrative responsibilities of your business is very important. However, the amount of licenses, registrations, reports, records and permits Guide-Outfitters are responsible for maintaining can be tedious. Add to that common business practices like workers’ compensation, IRS payments and tax returns coupled with drug test requirements and continuing education and your probably down right overwhelmed.

APHA hopes the lists below will help guide you to manage the administrative responsibilities of your business.

Guide-Outfitter Business Checklist


Land Use Authorization

Industry Administration

Business Administration

Watercraft Administration

Aviation Administration