How to Become a Fishing Guide in Montana

St. Mary Lake Montana Fishing


  • The Montana Board of Outfitters sets experience, qualification, and testing requirements for licensing
  • Guides need to be sponsored by a licensed outfitter
  • Applicants require a Montana FWP conservation license
  • A valid hands-on first aid certification is required
  • License valid for one year, renewal due by December 31
  • Guide application fee: $150

Application Submission

PDF Montana Board of Outfitters Guide Application

Montana Board of Outfitters
301 S. Park Avenue, 4th Floor - Delivery
O Box  200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
(406) 841-2202
Fax (406) 841-2309


Montana Board of Outfitters
301 S. Park Avenue
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT  59620-0513

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