I know most if not all here are against the whole hunting high fence idea and such so please keep those comments to yourself. My soon to be father in-law (getting married Dec 7th) paid for a hunt a year ago to this ranch in Wisconsin. He decided to bring me and pay for everything (minus my flight). Even though this is one of those high fence situations which is frowned upon on this website, I am really looking forward to hunting with my soon to be father-in-law. Anyways, do to how large the ranch is, they do still have optional guides for you to take with you to aid in making your hunt more successful. This isnt your regular sit on a feeder high fence situation... you still need to do a bit of scouting, calling(if it is prerut which it will be) and a bit of luck to find the deer you want, which hopefully means it will be a little more like real hunting. Anyways, I have read that people give between 10-20% tip for total cost of a hunt to their guide. Well, I know my father-in-law has paid for me to be able to tag up to a 150 class deer. This doesnt mean I will actually get a deer this large (again, it depends on our luck of the week and the guide to put us in the best scouted spots). So for the tip, if I were to actually get say a 145 score buck(which would cost like 2500 bucks)....does this mean I give the guide 10-20% of that cost...which would be 250-350 bucks?!? We are there for a week. So even if I get the deer the very first morning, thats what I pay him? Again, I know most of you all frown upon these high fence situations but like i said, I am going with my soon to be father-in-law which makes the trip worth it in my book
Any advice on the tipping would be greatly appreciated.