Two Day Hunting School

A two day hunting school includes instruction on everything you need to know to successfully hunt wild game on your own. You will be instructed by Randy Parker, a professional hunter and 28 years of experience of trapping. You will learn proper shooting and hunting techniques including tracking and stalking, how to field dress your game, and how to process your game. After instruction, you will be guided on your own hunt where you will put what you've learned to the test by taking an exotic ram or European pig off our game ranch. With our two day hunting school you will have access to our lifetime of knowledge. Upon completion you will have all necessary skills needed to hunt big game on your own. Book today!

Day 1

  • 8AM-12PM: Classroom
    - Gun safety: learn proper gun safety and firearm operation.
    - Tracking: you will be taught to decipher different wild tracks and signs of game in the area.
    - Stalking: learn to stalk game efficiently and accurately using wind direction, vantage points, and terrain.
    - Shot placement: learn the vitals of different species of game for clean efficient kills
    - Recovery and field dressing: learn to properly recover and field dress your game for transport back to skinning facilities.
    - Processing: Learn to skin your game followed by learning how to quarter and debone the animal for transport to butcher.
    - Hunting video: watch videos of successful hunts.
  • 12PM-1PM lunch break
  • 1PM-5PM: shooting range
    - Sighting in: learn to properly sight in your firearm.
    - Shooting: learn to shoot accurately from 50 to 400 yards.
    - Shooting positions: learn to shoot from different positions and when to use each different position.
    - From a rest, shooting sticks, kneeling, sitting, prone, and off hand.
    - Moving targets: learn how to properly take moving game by shooting our 100 yard moving pig target.

Day two

    - You will apply all of what you've learned from day one on your choice of a guided exotic ram or European pig hunt. We will walk you through each of the steps you learned from start to finish 100% hands on.


Two day hunting school: $2,500 includes European pig or respectable ram

  • Students Only - Guests upon approval
  • All ages are welcome to participate
  • No hunting license required

What to Bring

  • Water, food, snacks.
  • Clothes appropriate for weather
  • Optics if you have them
  • Firearm if you have one
  • Hiking boots
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Check out the recent feedback we received from clients who attended the hunting school:

I wanted to write a quick review on the Hunt School. In a word, it was amazing. I learned far more in those two days than I ever expected. I came into the class with almost zero knowledge of how to approach hunting in a successful way. I left the class feeling confident that I could track, find, kill, and clean an animal on my own (with some more practice of course). Randy and Bill helped out everyone in our class with clear, concise, and helpful instructions. They also gave us a lot of practical tips you could only get from someone who has been doing this for a long time. For someone that has never hunted, I could not imagine a better way to get started. There were people in our class who had never even handled a hunting rifle in their lives. By the end of the class, not only had everyone made great, humane shots on their animals, they were field dressing and skinning them with their own two hands under the helpful guidance of the Bitterwater crew. I cannot say enough good things about the school and the people that work at Bitterwater. It was worth every penny and I can't wait to come back and get on some wild pigs!

We had an Amazing time. Randy was a fantastic teacher and guide. We will certainly be back. Thank you again for such a memorable experience.  You made my husband's 50th so great. 

Clayton, Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a good time I had over the weekend. Randy's a rock star!  And, I got a nice boar.  My wife and oldest daughter are very interested, so I'm thinking of sending them up in December for a Christmas present.  Thanks again to you and Randy.  It was great.

Hi Clayton, I just wanted to thank you, Randy, and Mike for the amazing weekend. I learned so much from Randy and know that I have only scratched the surface. I cannot wait for my next hunt at Bitterwater and will absolutely be recommending you and your outfitter to anyone who is looking for a guided hunt. 

Hi Clayton, I just wanted to say thank you for a truly wonderful first hunting experience. Randy was an amazing guide and wealth of knowledge as was Tom. So again thank you and I will be back again.

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Effective July 1, 2008, the California Fish and Game Commission modified the methods of take to prohibit the use of projectiles containing lead when hunting big game and nongame species in an area designated as the California condor range.

Bitterwater Outfitters is in the condor range and lead free ammo is required. For a list of certified nonlead ammunition, click here.

I just wanted to say thank you to Randy Parker for his knowledge that he was able to share with me in the class and in the field. He was so patient with me and walked me through everything that the class has to offer. I could tell that he has been hunting for many years, he was also very big on safety with gun handling and where to have the perfect shot placement on the pig that he was leading me too. He taught me everything I needed to know on the range. We saw different trails and tracks that I will carry with me all the days of my hunting career. My wife came with my as a guest on the second day for the hunt and Randy made her feel like part of the team.Randy is also a good hearted man and fun to be around with and so easy to talk too. This class is well worth your time and money!! Randy showed me how to field dress the pig I shot and also how to skin it when we got back to the cleaning station.
Rod and Denise - Nov 24th/25th, 2014