Guide Your Life!

Welcome to the Royal Tine Big Game Guide and Wilderness Packer School. If you're looking for quality wilderness and big game guide training, look no farther! Our guide school is located in the mountains outside of Philipsburg, Montana. Philipsburg is settled in the southwestern corner of the Rocky Mountains of Montana. We have lived our lives hunting, fishing, packing, guiding, camping and hiking in these incredible mountains near the Pintlar Wilderness. Our school offers only the best and most thorough wilderness guide training and job placement for big game guides and packers. We also offer separate training and schooling for fly fishing and camp cooking as well as custom backcountry wilderness mountain horse adventures. If you've ever had the desire to be a wilderness outfitter, a big game hunting guide, a packer, a camp cook, or to simply learn how to better enjoy the traditional outdoors, then come join us in the Rocky Mountains for the time of your life! Hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely, Cody and LeRee Hensen

"I knew a good guide school was absolutely key to accomplish what I was looking for in the Outfitting Industry... I wanted to be a successful outfitter and guide with a breadth of knowledge about a variety of field related techniques and situations. I reviewed a number of different sites and schools in different states. Following review of dozens of websites, I made several calls to different schools and Royal Tine was the only call that felt less like a sales pitch and more like a true account of the service they would provide. I will never regret my decision to attend Royal Tine. As an outfitter in the great state of Idaho, I have had the opportunity to communicate with others in the industry, across a variety of western states, that attended alternative guide programs. Without fail, I find that the majority of other programs did not cover the wide scope of material presented at Royal Tine. Cody and LeRee are exceptional at bringing in experts in a variety of fields to give their students that hands on training necessary to succeed in the tough outfitting industry. They are professional, extremely knowledgeable, and provide a course that covers the topics necessary to succeed. I recommend attending Royal Tine for these reasons."
- Adam Beaupré. Adam attended Royal Tine in 2012 and now owns Horse Creek Outfitters.

2018 marks Royal Tine's 24th Anniversary!

We've been hard at it since 1994, come celebrate this year with us in one of our acclaimed outdoor guide classes!

Royal Tine is approved for veterans benefits, job rehabilitation through the Department of Labor(WIA) and we also offer a financial aid program. Our curriculum is endorsed by the Montana Board of Outfitters.

Royal Tine Guide and Packer School
PO Box 809 Philipsburg, MT 59858 US
Phone: 406-859-5138 Website:
Looking to hire a qualified hunting guide? If you're an outfitter or run a hunting operation, visit our Hire A Guide page.
Hunting, Guiding, Camping Forums
Learn to be a camp cook and get a job with an outfitter, or take the course for fun! Visit our Camp Cook School to check it out!
Learn new skills and have a blast in our 3 Day Packing Class!
May 8 - June 2: 
  4 Week Guide and Packer School
June 12 - July 7: 
  4 Week Guide and Packer School
July 13 - July 15: 
  3 Day Packing Class
July 20 - July 22: 
  3 Day Packing Class
July 27 - July 29: 
  3 Day Packing Class
August 7 - Sept 1: 
  4 Week Guide and Packer School

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Royal Tine Guide & Packer School  -  PO Box 809 Philipsburg, MT 59858  -  (406) 859-5138  -