Spend your summer in the spectacular South Fork valley at Double Diamond X Ranch, a premier guest ranch in Yellowstone country. The Ranch is 35 miles southwest of the western town of Cody, Wyoming, and 22 miles east of Yellowstone Park.
We’re looking for a fly fishing and hiking guide starting in mid or late May running through mid September. The guide will lead guests in stream-side walking-wading fly fishing tours on the South Fork of the Shoshone River as it runs through the Ranch. Fishing tours focus on helping guests learn about the timing and types of insect hatches and how they affect angler success, and on assisting guests in catching wild trout. The guide will also lead interpretive hiking tours on the adjacent Shoshone National Forest and Washakie Wilderness that are are designed to inform guests about the region’s flora and fauna, historic landscape processes, geology, and conservation issues such as endangered or invasive species. The fly fishing/hiking guide will also be expected to perform other hospitality-related duties such as assisting with orienting guests, providing assistance with events and evening functions, tending bar, and assisting in landscape maintenance. Room and all utilities, along with tips and salary commensurate with experience, will be provided.
In addition to fly fishing and guiding experience, applicants should have a solid background in the management and conservation of fish and wildlife in the greater Yellowstone region, as well as an understanding of landscape processes and conservation issues that are important in the area. A passion for fly fishing and wilderness hiking is a must. The Ranch is in grizzly bear country so proficiency with bear spray and firearms is a plus. Most importantly, hospitality is the focus of Double Diamond X Ranch, so applicants must be energetic, outgoing, friendly, patient, and have a good sense of humor. For more information visit http://www.ddxranchwyoming.com.
This is a seasonal position extending from mid-May through mid-September, with the possibility of yearly renewal. Room, a weekly food allowance, all utilities, and competitive salary along with tips are provided. This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone who is passionate about wilderness and who wants to work outside in a spectacular setting.
Job Type: Temporary
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