To be a Guide, means any person who receives any form of remuneration for his or her services in accompanying or assisting any person in the fields, forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling or camping at a primitive camping area. While doing so, this gives people the chance to meet others from different states. There are many require to to becoming a Maine guide, there is a written as well as a oral examination. These consists of; Hunting, trapping, migratory game birds, moose regulations, open water/ice fishing laws, lost person scenario, watercraft laws, snowmobile rules and laws, ATV rules and laws, map and compass. These test are a lot harder than they seem, there is a lot of information required. It is not as easy as it was years ago, the tests have become more compact and the requirements now a days are a lot greater. Which means that since there is more information, it lessens the chance for people to complete the guides course unless all the material is learned correctly. Being a guide is a big commitment. It consists of taking people who know how to hunt or city slickers who know absolutely nothing out. Usually before the people are taken out they are required to sign a liability paper and a emergency slip. The guides are usually required to explain the laws and regulations, as to what they can shoot and what they are expected to do when they are out there, sometimes alone. Once they have gone over the specifications, they will then get the hunters ready and make sure they have everything needed. The guides and hunters head out into the woods get situated in their blind or tree stand, and the guides usually show where the animals trails are. Being a guide is a great way to interact with new people, and is a plus if you love the outdoors.

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