Maine Guide School Take Our Maine Guide Course

3 Day Maine Guides School


Our Class covers Fishing, Hunting, Tidewater & Recreational Guide Test Classifications.

Plenty of new changes and benefits for our Guide Students!  We have also added basic GPS use to our class as well.


  ALL of our scheduled classes will now offer a First Aid Class!  This course will be held from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM on usually Saturday night of the 3 days of each scheduled Maine Guide Class listed below. This class is separate from our Guide Course Cost and will be $65 effective May 2021 paid directly to the instructor of this class, on class day! If you already have a current First aid certificate this is not a mandatory Maine Guide Class School requirement. This is being put together to expedite getting your first aid class certificate easier and quicker to send in with your State Guide Exam Application as it is required by the State on Maine IFW.  When registering for any of our Guide Classes please let us know if you wish to take this additional First Aid class or not so we can plan accordingly for class instructors for this class!  We feel this will make things a lot easier as this is the number one reason students put off taking their guide exam because they can not locate a first aid class in their home area in a timely fashion! Thank you!


Our brand new Classroom and Attic Lodge!

 We now offer overnight stay opportunities for our students and hunting clients.

For more Lodge Use details use this link if you are traveling a long distance for a Guide Class! 



Maine is one the most honored States in the Union for it's elite guides and becoming a Registered Maine Guide is not to be taken lightly. Passing the Maine Guides test is one of the toughest licensing procedures in the U.S. and wearing a Maine Guides patch is one of the most respected symbols in the hunting & fishing industry across the world!  Steve will be offering a 3 day Maine Hunting Guide School course in North Berwick, Maine. Those interested in signing up for this class can contact Steve using the contact form tab above for more details. This class is focused on the Hunting, Fishing & Recreational testing classifications. Our class teaches lost person recovery and emergency preparedness scenario training, Map & Compass, GPS usage, Maine Hunting Law, basic trapping and plant and animal species identification. After completing this course you will have the tools, knowledge and confidence to prepare for the Maine Registered Guides Examination testing procedure in Augusta, Maine.  We can't hand anyone their license, but we certainly will give your the knowledge and information that a person needs to know to become a Maine Registered Guide.



2021 Price for scheduled classes is $395.00.

We now offer "free" lodging to anyone that is too far to travel to class daily from their home, at our new "Lodge & Classroom"  located at 37 Depot Road, in Lebanon, Maine.

Scheduled Classes run Friday-Sunday 8-4 PM (Unless otherwise noted) 

A Non-refundable deposit is required to book a class 

Any remaining balance due will be collected at your class. We take cash or credit cards at the Attic Lodge Outdoor Learning Center. 

$100 Deposit (Click Here) to pay deposit or full payment. 

All Classes will have a first aid class offered on the Saturday nights of course dates 4:30-8 PM - $65 fee paid at class includes 1st aid book.

We take Six (6-8) students per class, so make sure to book early to reserve your seat in the class date you prefer. If a class is full, it will be noted as FULL after that class date below. We do offer classes for private one on one's to private groups, on location and off location, more details below.


2022 Schedule Below

 Classes Available NOW!


February 11. 12, 13th (Seats Available)  First Aid Class offered Saturday night this class.

March 4. 5, 6th (Seats Available)  First Aid Class offered Saturday night this class.

April 8. 9, 10th (Seats Available)  First Aid Class offered Saturday night this class.

May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, December class dates coming soon!


(Contact us if you need a Private class info below.)

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Can't make an above scheduled class??? 

Schedule Your Own Class Procedure! 

Private Classes can be arranged to fit your schedule and ours!

One on one price is $695.00 for a single student.

Better deal ... get one friend to join with you and get $200 each off ...$495 ea.,

Best deal get three or more friends and class is $395 ea.!

Three (3) days designed to work with your schedule.  They can be scheduled any 3 days in a row, or even 3 - Mondays or Tuesdays, etc. 

Remote 3 day guide classes at your lodge or location is also available, minimum 4 students at $395 each, I will need a large room, seating for students, and an area for doing map work, in addition, I will need lodging and meals are optional or as available for my remote services.

Contact Steve if interested in this to set up dates that work for Steve and you!


Gift Certificates Available  

CLICK HERE To Pay and become enrolled in a scheduled Class.

Classes will be held at 

the Maine Guide School "Attic" Lodge and Classroom

37 Depot Road, Lebanon, Maine 04027


Click Here for Directions



What to Bring to Class

You can bring a bag lunch each day or we are a 1-2 minute drive to Trains Take Out Store & Gas, a Darlene's Pizza & Sub shop, A Dunkin Donuts, or a Dollar General, pick up and return to the lodge to eat lunch. 

Suggested supplies:

Baseplate Azimuth 360 Degree Dial Mapping Compass,(IE. Silva Suunto, or Brunton ),

NOTE: If you do not have a compass, a compass will be available for your use during class, a compass will be necessary for practice after class on your own. I will have maps, compasses and other trinkets available for purchase at class for anyone that needs or wants one.  

 Bring your pencil, pen, a small notebook or paper for your notes, and your strong desire to be a guide!


Due to The Maine Department of IF&W not providing printed law books any longer, you will need to use your phone or computer to study Maine laws from, you may be able to acquire law books from a licensing agent counter or you may have to download the PDF file from the IF&W website and have it printed at a place like Staples or on your own printer at home, if you need to. We can no longer provide law books to students because the State does not print many law books now they have gone all online with this. 

You will need, these law books 6 law books to study from:

Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Moose Hunting Guide, ATV & Snowmobile and Boating

Use this link to download these law books and have them available on your phone, laptop, computer or printed out for class.


You can purchase a full size Topo Map of anywhere in Maine that you like from this website, I have select areas available and on hand for purchase at class that you can practice after class for $12 each. 

A FREE alternative:

You can print off Maps FREE from this website, they print onto 8 1/2 x 11 paper right from your own printer, you will need to print off the the entire quadrant for each map which consists of 5 map pages, page one has important information needed for Map & Compass practice, used in conjunction with maps 1-5 when using these free maps.

Here are maps that we use in class and recommend printing at least one to have with you in class so we can show you how you can practice on these free printed maps after class. 

North Berwick Maine Map

East Stoneham, Maine

Center Lovell, Maine

Speckled Mountain, Maine

Jackman, Maine

Heald Pond, Maine

 For other Maine maps...Click here and zoom in on Maine and select an area to print your own maps for free. 


Before or After completion of the class you will need to take a First Aid course (Any course that is an actual classroom in person course, the State will not accept online first aid courses.)   When you apply for your test examination you will need to have a copy of both sides of your valid first aid certificate, $100.00 for each classification to apply to the State for your exam date and an application form that can be downloaded HERE or I have them at class for you as well. The day that you pass your State exam you will need additional $135 dollars to pay for your first 5 year Maine Guide license as well. 

New Maine Law for Guide Applicants and Guide Renewals:

Fingerprinting and Background checks need to be performed before you can apply for a testing date. More Information can be viewed on the IFW website Click here for more information and to view the procedure guides on the IFW WEBSITE


Gift Certificates Available  

CliCK HERE To Pay and become enrolled in a scheduled Class.


Classes will be held at 

the Maine Guide School "Attic" Lodge and Classroom

37 Depot Road, Lebanon, Maine 04027