2021 Courses

Maine Guide – $350.00

March 6-7, 2021 – Hampden Maine THREE SPOTS REMAIN

My course is designed to guide the experienced woodsman and woman in the things they need to master in order to pass the Registered Maine Guide Exam with the State of Maine. This course is not designed to teach woodscraft. Learn more, and how to sign up below.


The Registered Maine Guide Patch is something that’s earned from a lifetime of experience on the water and in the woods of Maine. A person can’t just study for the test and become a Maine Guide. It has to be a way of life.

Becoming a Maine Guide is not easy, and it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You join a long list of legendary sportsmen and women who are the epitome of a rugged, independent, and authentic. A Maine Guide is respected throughout the country for their knowledge, experience, and abilities.

The test is challenging, you can’t possibly study for everything. My courses will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to earn the coveted red patch.

This course will be taught over a Saturday and Sunday. It will involve; map and compass, catastrophic event, lost person, flora/fauna identification, guide history, client care, techniques, laws, and general knowledge. This is a fast paced course and will require some baseline knowledge in hunting and fishing. This course will be taught at the Hampden, Maine VFW. Lunch will be provided. Contact me to reserve your spot in one of the below courses. space is limited.

Email http://www.jimnevilleoutdoors@gmail.com to reserve your seat. 

Registration requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. Seating is limited to 12 students.

Beginning Deer Hunting in Maine $100.00

March 20, 2021. Eight spots available.

This is a seven hour, one day course that teaches you the basics of understanding the whitetail deer in Maine. We will cover; safety, equipment, land access, land navigation, clothing, stand selection, understanding the terrain as the deer see it, game cameras, hunting techniques, shot placement, field dressing, tagging requirements, game recovery, and meal preparation (your lunch.) If you’ve always wanted to hunt but didn’t know where to start I will help get you there.

Advanced Maine Deer Hunters Weekend $225.00

April 30-May 2nd. Four spots available

Spend the weekend in the woods with me. Spring is a great time to scout for the following season. Arrive at my camp on Upper Lead Mountain Pond on the night of April 30th. Enjoy a great homecooked meal and talking deer and deer hunting. Saturday morning we’ll have a big breakfast and head out to cover some ground. We’ll cover the following topics. Navigation in the big woods, safety/survival equipment, finding buck sign, tracking and how to read tracks, big woods food sources, marksmanship, physical conditioning, and so much more. Sunday we’ll hit the woods again and conduct some actual navigation by map and compass through prime deer area and you can test your skills. Depart after lunch on Sunday afternoon. All meals will be provided during your stay. If a party of four books together the cost will be $200.00 per person.