Bear Essentials Outdoor Adventures Outfitters

Brad Tiller

Born and raised in Kentucky is a retired, combat veteran who has an unbelievable passion for hunting since he was a child.  He is teaching his daughter to hunt and fish and helped her get her first spring turkey (2016).


Ken Harris (co-owner and founder) is a veteran who has been hunting since 16.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS of Forestry/Major in Wildlife Management.  He is PROSTAFF for KYSA and Ten Point Crossbows.

Although we primarily want to be an Outfitter Business providing a support and a connection to private land owners, bottom line we want to provide for your needs.  And that means making sure a license guide is available.

A license guide must: 

Pass a State Police Background Check - $20.00

Be certified to provide first aid and CPR - $90 to 110.00

Apply to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife for an annual guide license and carry it - $150.00

Have completed Hunter Safety Education and possess what we call the "orange" card - $15.00 for the online certificate

Guide helpers must also meet the same requirements and be under the direct supervision of a licensed guide (and be on our permit application)