The average annual salary for a state-licensed and paid guide in Arizona is $57,922 annually. You can earn more or less depending on your experience level and the quality of the jobs you do. Even though the average guide salary in Arizona is more than double of what it was just ten years ago, you’ll still earn a lot of extra money if you don’t mind doing something a little different.
In the early 2000s, a large portion of the state’s guide industry was cut off from the rest of the tourism industry because state regulations prevented them from earning enough to support themselves. In 2011 the state passed a new policy which required all state-licensed guides to be paid between 50,000 and 60,000 a year. The average guide salary in Arizona is now closer to 40,000 a year. It’s going to be tough to get there though.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly looking for a salary. I’m more concerned with being able to pay the mortgage, buy a new car, and put food on the table. I had a friend say, “You are a hunter, not a merchant.” And I’m a hunter. I hunt so I can afford to buy a new car. I hunt so I can afford to pay the mortgage. I hunt so I can afford to put food on the table.
I have two new car-related questions.
Ive been told that many hunters get hired by the sheriff’s department to head up the department’s SWAT team because they have a reputation for being “quick” and “non-violent.”2.
My first question: I have heard this is the case for many hunters, but I have never noticed it myself. My second question: I was recently asked why I hunt and I told him that I am a hunter. He said, “well, you have to kill a lot of things to buy a gun and ammo and to get this car. You hunt so you can buy a new car.
Hunters are a subgroup of the general population that are armed to the teeth. Hunters usually have access to a high-powered rifle and a lot of ammo, but they are not required to use them. That makes them a highly skilled group of people that can usually get away with less than the average person.
While hunters are primarily concerned with killing large animal, and therefore having a lot of animal bodies to get the meat, they also use their guns for other purposes. Some hunters will use their guns to take down their prey more efficiently, using their bodies to help them. Others are more concerned with hunting for food, while others are more interested in hunting for sport. A lot of hunters, like my own, do both.