The West Virginia Outfitter Guide Bond is required by the Department of Natural Resources. The bond amount is set at $1,000. It states that the bondholder shall faithfully perform services pursuant to their license.
Who needs a West Virginia Outfitter Guide Bond?
Outfitters and Guides are individuals who provide saddle or pack animals, vehicles, boats, equipment or guide services to persons hunting game birds or animals, fishing or taking expeditions. Outfitters and Guides provide these services in exchange for monetary profit or gain.
For the benefit and convenience of hunters, fishermen and others in the state, the services of Outfitters and Guides are recognized as essential. Such individuals may be licensed and authorized to serve. The Outfitter Guide bond is one of the licensing requirements.
What are other licensing requirements?
Applicant’s shall file with the Director an Outfitter and Guide Initial License Application. After the initial application is accepted, a payment of $10 for the license fee is due. In addition, applicant’s must submit verification of liability insurance, first aid certification, and a National Forest Permit. Boater Education Permit of Certification to Conduct Boating Safety Orientation permit (if applicable).
How do I get a West Virginia Outfitter Guide Bond?
First, start the process by completing our easy to navigate, free online application form. Next, one of our surety agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote on the bond premium. After that, once you are ready to move forward, you just need to pay the premium and sign the agreement. Lastly, your West Virginia Outfitter Guide bond will be mailed to you by USPS Priority Mail. Overnight delivery is also available for an additional fee.
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