Local Professional Guides

There are a number of local, professional guides throughout the Catskill Mountain region who can be hired to lead outdoor adventures for large groups, families or even solo outings. To become a professional guide in New York State, individuals must obtain activity specific certifications by  taking classes/trainings as determined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Guides can be hired for hunting, backpacking, hiking, fishing, ice climbing, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, boating, and even pack horse trips. The best place to look for professional guides in New York is through the New York State Outdoor Guide Association (NYSOGA). Detailed information on NYSOGA can be found on their website:  www.nysoga.org.

Following is a list of some of the licensed guides working in the Catskill region.

HIKING

ANNE TWILLEY’S GUIDE SERVICE
Anne Twilley (Lic. #3463)
651 Duanesburg Rd., Schenectady NY 12306-1016
518-355-8232
atwi127223@cs.com
Hiking, camping, flat-water canoeing, nature tours, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing. Special interest in women, families, youth groups, by the day, weekend or extended trips.

BLACK DOME MTN GUIDE
Joseph A. D’Acunto (Lic #4131)
P.O. Box 71, East Jewett, NY 12424
518-589-9159
Guide Service for hunting, hunting on horseback, hiking, winter and summer camping, snowshoeing.
Dlocca-Victor@rapportmeyers.com

DREAMCATCHER GUIDE SERVICE INC.
Steve Fritz (Lic # 4569)
708 Red Hill Knolls Rd, Grahamsville, NY 12740
845-985-0473
Full/half day trips in the Neversink & Rondout Resevoirs for smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, brown/lake trout, pickeral. Custom built rowing craft, professional tackle.

HAWK MOUNTAIN GUIDE SERVICE
Bruce R. Fuller (Lic #4092)
P.O. Box 11, Trout Creek, NY 13847
607-865-7830
hawkmountainguide@hotmail.com
Specializing in the hunting of the Eastern Wild Turkey. Fishing for Trophy Brown Trout (Pepacton & Cannonsville Reservoirs)

J&L GUIDE SERVICE
Joseph L. Cipp Jr. (Lic. #3384)
888 Coulter Brook Rd, Bovina Ctr, NY 13740
607-832-4872
Spring turkey, trout and bass fishing. Hiking the Catskills. Lodging provided.

OLEH’S CATSKILL GUIDE SERVICE, LLC
NYS DEC Licensed Guide (#6249)
P.O. Box 111
Lexington, N.Y. 12452
917-658-6746
olehoutdoors@gmail.com
olehoutdoors.com
Fly fishing and instruction in the Catskills,while you walk and wade the streams from the Beaverkill River to the Schoharie Creek. Hiking and snowshoeing in the Catskill high peaks region. Photographers welcome.

PEAK ADVENTURES, LLC
Anthony Russo (Lic # 3873)
35 Roosevelt Ave, Middletown, NY 10940
845-344-0088
peakadventures@frontiernet.net
Individual/group canoe and sea kayaking trips in the Hudson Valley Region. Four season backpacking and day-hike outings in the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains.

PEPACTON  GUIDE SERVICE
New York State Licensed Guide (#6947) for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.
P.O. Box 42
Arkville, N.Y. 12406
607-267-0469
jackrosa@catskill.net
www.pepactonguideservice.com
Specializing in Brown Trout fishing on the Pepacton Reservoir.

PETERSKILL GUIDE SERVICE

Robert B. Cairo (Lic #3902)
27 St. Josen Rd, Accord, NY 12404
845-626-4922
peterskillguide@hvi.net
We provide guided day hikes in the Catskill Mountains.

THE WOODS WISE ACADEMY
Bob “Hawk” Russo (Lic. #2840)
124 Cedar Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305
518-734-6043
woodswiseacademy@hotmail.com
Moderately rated day-hikes beautiful vistas in the Northern Catskills. Overnite camping trips, teaching Leave No Trace ethics/skills for adults & children’s groups ages 8-12.

HUNTING

BARBET GUIDE SERVICE
Capt Bart Germain (Lic # 3587)
USCG Licensed Captain
PO Box 539, Bangall, NY 12506
845-868-1213, FAX: 845-868-1054
barbet@vh.net
Specializing in Hudson River Spring Stripers. Large & Smallmouth Bass. Hunting for Turkey, Woodcock, Grouse, & Pheasant. Deer Hunting Bow & Gun.

BLACK DOME MTN GUIDE
Joseph A. D’Acunto (Lic #4131)
P.O. Box 71, East Jewett, NY 12424
518-589-9159
Guide Service for hunting, hunting on horseback, hiking, winter and summer camping, snowshoeing.
Dlocca-Victor@rapportmeyers.com

CATSKILL OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
141 Upper Kennedy Heights
P.O. Box 497
Margaretville, N.Y. 12455
Phone number: (845) 586-1632
tremperskill@catskill.net
www.catskilloutdooradventures.com

HAWK MOUNTAIN GUIDE SERVICE
Bruce R. Fuller (Lic #4092)
P.O. Box 11, Trout Creek, NY 13847
607-865-7830
hawkmountainguide@hotmail.com
Specializing in the hunting of the Eastern Wild Turkey. Fishing for Trophy Brown Trout (Pepacton & Cannonsville Reservoirs)

LEATHER STOCKING GUIDE SERVICE
Robert Partridge (Lic #1516)
111 River Street, Milford, NY 13807
(607) 286-7082
jaybird@dmcom.net
www.lsguideservice.com

OUTBACK OUTFITTERS GUIDING SERVICE
Robert Sauer-Jones (Lic. #2708)
387 New Turnpike Rd., Cochecton, NY 12726
845-932-8598
outbackguide@catskill.net
www.outbackoutfitter.com
Deer, bear, turkey, cotton tail rabbits, snowshoe hare, predator hunting. Fly, spin fishing, float trips, remote fly-ins. Fishing & Hunting packages available.

PEPACTON  GUIDE SERVICE
New York State Licensed Guide (#6947) for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.
P.O. Box 42
Arkville, N.Y. 12406
607-267-0469
jackrosa@catskill.net
www.pepactonguideservice.com
Specializing in Brown Trout fishing on the Pepacton Reservoir.

SAENGER OUTDOOR SPORTS, Llc
Max Saenger (Lic #6653)
1317 Platte Clove Road
Elka Park, NY 12427
518-589-6387 (home)
207-484-8179 (cell)
www.saengeroutdooorsports.com
max@saengeroutdoorsports.com
Providing guided hunting experiences for deer, turkey, bear, coyote and grouse.  With a penchant for hunting off the beaten path and with access to 1000’s of acres of prime private and public lands, come hike with me through the Catskill Mountain forests and we’ll bring home some food at the same time.  I’ll help you enjoy your experience from the forest to the dinner table.

VEGA MOUNTAIN GUIDE SERVICE
Frank Giuliani (Lic. #3277)
199 Woodland Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10805
914-235-1388
bowtime911@aol.com
Archery only hunts for whitetail deer in Delaware and Westchester counties.

VEZZETTI, SKIP (Lic. #1956)
Camp: Rt. 30, Andes, NY 13731
845-586-3040
Home: PO Box 155, Palisades, NY 10964
845-359-5439
U.S.C.G. Masters License. Specializing in fishing and hunting and tall stories.

FISHING

BARBET GUIDE SERVICE
Capt Bart Germain (Lic # 3587)
USCG Licensed Captain
PO Box 539, Bangall, NY 12506
845-868-1213, FAX: 845-868-1054
barbet@vh.net
Specializing in Hudson River Spring Stripers. Large & Smallmouth Bass. Hunting for Turkey, Woodcock, Grouse, & Pheasant. Deer Hunting Bow & Gun.

BIG INDIAN GUIDE SERVICE
Hank Rope (Lic. #2412)
P.O. Box 150, Big Indian, NY 12410
845-254-5904
tyeflys@hvc.rr.com
Fly fishing or lite tackle in Catskill streams and reservoirs for trout, shad, small-mouth bass. On-stream fly fishing instruction. Specializing on Esopus Creek and Pepacton Reservoir.

CATSKILL OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
141 Upper Kennedy Heights
P.O. Box 497
Margaretville, N.Y. 12455
Phone number: (845) 586-1632
tremperskill@catskill.net
www.catskilloutdooradventures.com

COPPOLO, DOMINIC
Dominic P. Coppolo (Lic # 4354)
PO Box 438, Cherry Valley, NY 13320
607-264-3448
dcoppolo@earthlink.net

DREAMCATCHER GUIDE SERVICE INC.
Steve Fritz (Lic # 4569)
708 Red Hill Knolls Rd, Grahamsville, NY 12740
845-985-0473
Full/half day trips in the Neversink & Rondout Resevoirs for smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, brown/lake trout, pickeral. Custom built rowing craft, professional tackle.

ED’S FLY FISHING & GUIDE SERVICES
Edward D. Ostapczuk (Lic. #1461)
69 Ridge Rd., Shokan, NY 12481
845-657-6393
tailwaters@hvc.rr.com
Specialty: Catskill Mountains fly fishing for trout. SUNY & FFF Certified Casting Instructor.

THE HATCH
Anthony Trezza (Lic # 4065)
42 Wegman Rd, Livingston Manor, NY 12758
607-498-4963
trezones@aol.com
Catskill Mountains guided fly fishing trips and instruction. Lodging on the banks of the Willowemoc Creek.

HAWK MOUNTAIN GUIDE SERVICE
Bruce R. Fuller (Lic #4092)
P.O. Box 11, Trout Creek, NY 13847
607-865-7830
hawkmountainguide@hotmail.com
Specializing in the hunting of the Eastern Wild Turkey. Fishing for Trophy Brown Trout (Pepacton & Cannonsville Reservoirs)

HOGANCAMP’S GUIDE SERVICE
Paul E. Hogancamp (Lic. #0163)
4 Hilltop Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-4304
Over 30 years experience hunting and fishing.

OLEH’S CATSKILL GUIDE SERVICE, LLC
Licensed #6947
P.O.Box 42
Arkville,  NY 12406
917-658-6746
olehoutdoors@gmail.com
olehoutdoors.com
Fly fishing and instruction in the Catskills,while you walk and wade the streams from the Beaverkill River to the Schoharie Creek. Hiking and snowshoeing in the Catskill high peaks region. Photographers welcome.

PEPACTON  GUIDE SERVICE
New York State Licensed Guide (#6947) for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.
P.O. Box 42
Arkville, N.Y. 12406
607-267-0469
jackrosa@catskill.net
www.pepactonguideservice.com
Specializing in Brown Trout fishing on the Pepacton Reservoir.

PUP’S FLYFISHING SERVICE
Edd G. Monaco (Lic.# 4189)
46 Edgemere Ave, Greenwood Lake, N.Y. 10925
845-477-2735
Pupsflyfishing@optonline.net
Fly Fishing in Catskills/Adirondacks for Trout, Salmon, Bass. Camping and flat-water canoeing low-impact trips available. Physically-challenged accommodated. Fly fishing instruction available. Half/full-day and overnight trips.

ROARING BROOK GUIDE SERVICE
Richard J. Augustine (Lic # 4103)
PO Box 368, Highmount, NY 12441

SCHWARK, CLIFF
Cliff Schwark (Lic #0700)
281 Hynes Road, Poughquag,NY 12570
845-724-5769
Over 45 years experience in fishing. Specializing in fly fishing for trout and fly-fishing instructions.

WESTFIELD FLATS TRADING CO.
Richard W. Smith (Lic #3652)
16 Park Ave, Roscoe, NY 12776
607-498-6024
darbee1@juno.com
Fly Fishing instruction and guided fly fishing trips in streams, ponds, lakes and rivers.

SNOWSHOEING

ANNE TWILLEY’S GUIDE SERVICE
Anne Twilley (Lic. #3463)
651 Duanesburg Rd., Schenectady NY 12306-1016
518-355-8232
atwi127223@cs.com
Hiking, camping, flat-water canoeing, nature tours, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing. Special interest in women, families, youth groups, by the day, weekend or extended trips.

BLACK DOME MTN GUIDE
Joseph A. D’Acunto (Lic #4131)
P.O. Box 71, East Jewett, NY 12424
518-589-9159
Guide Service for hunting, hunting on horseback, hiking, winter and summer camping, snowshoeing.
Dlocca-Victor@rapportmeyers.com

OLEH’S CATSKILL GUIDE SERVICE, LLC
NYS DEC Licensed Guide (#6249)
P.O. Box 111
Lexington, N.Y. 12452
917-658-6746
olehoutdoors@gmail.com
olehoutdoors.com
Fly fishing and instruction in the Catskills,while you walk and wade the streams from the Beaverkill River to the Schoharie Creek. Hiking and snowshoeing in the Catskill high peaks region. Photographers welcome.

PEAK ADVENTURES, LLC
Anthony Russo (Lic # 3873) · REGIONS 3&4
35 Roosevelt Ave, Middletown, NY 10940
845-344-0088
peakadventures@frontiernet.net
Individual/group canoe and sea kayaking trips in the Hudson Valley Region. Four season backpacking and day-hike outings in the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains.

WILDMAN JACK ADVENTURES
John “Jack” DiMuccio (Lic # 4011)
632 Main Street, St. Remy, N.Y. 12401
845-339-8095
breezyhill1@earthlink.net
Charter boat fishing on the Hudson and Lake Ontario. Sightseeing, nature, family outings on Hudson. Educational live animal, outdoor skills programs for school, etc. groups.

BACKPACKING – CAMPING

ANNE TWILLEY’S GUIDE SERVICE
Anne Twilley (Lic. #3463)
651 Duanesburg Rd., Schenectady NY 12306-1016
518-355-8232
atwi127223@cs.com
Hiking, camping, flat-water canoeing, nature tours, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing. Special interest in women, families, youth groups, by the day, weekend or extended trips.

PEAK ADVENTURES, LLC
Anthony Russo (Lic # 3873) · REGIONS 3&4
35 Roosevelt Ave, Middletown, NY 10940
845-344-0088
peakadventures@frontiernet.net
Individual/group canoe and sea kayaking trips in the Hudson Valley Region. Four season backpacking and day-hike outings in the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains.

WILDMAN JACK ADVENTURES
John “Jack” DiMuccio (Lic # 4011)
632 Main Street, St. Remy, N.Y. 12401
845-339-8095
breezyhill1@earthlink.net
Charter boat fishing on the Hudson and Lake Ontario. Sightseeing, nature, family outings on Hudson. Educational live animal, outdoor skills programs for school, etc. groups.

THE WOODS WISE ACADEMY
Bob “Hawk” Russo (Lic. #2840)
124 Cedar Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305
518-734-6043
woodswiseacademy@hotmail.com
Moderately rated day-hikes beautiful vistas in the Northern Catskills. Overnite camping trips, teaching Leave No Trace ethics/skills for adults & children’s groups ages 8-12.

One Comment

  1. Jack Rosa
    Jack Rosa March 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm . Reply

    I am a New York State Licensed Guide for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. I’m interested in having my business listed on this website.

Post Comment