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Old 10-21-2013, 07:54 AM
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Hunting Trip Tip advise

Hey guys,
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.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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Re: Hunting Trip Tip advise

Guides get tipped for extra service / hard work in making your hunt more enjoyable. 10 % is normal for average service and you can go up from there. That is my take on it others may think differently...
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:56 AM
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Guides get tipped for extra service / hard work in making your hunt more enjoyable. 10 % is normal for average service and you can go up from there. That is my take on it others may think differently...
Thanks for your input! I am truelly excited to be hunting with my father-in-law.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:57 AM
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How do you post something on this site? I can not figure it out. Thanks
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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How do you post something on this site? I can not figure it out. Thanks
do you mean starting a thread?
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:47 AM
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Re: Hunting Trip Tip advise

10% is good starting point in my opinion if you are taken care of. We get there here in the west if things go well and we generally work our tails off on public land and back country. It is rare to see a guy go over 10%. On a hunt that costs 5000-7500 the guide would get 500 to 750. On average I see guides get 200-250.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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10% is good starting point in my opinion if you are taken care of. We get there here in the west if things go well and we generally work our tails off on public land and back country. It is rare to see a guy go over 10%. On a hunt that costs 5000-7500 the guide would get 500 to 750. On average I see guides get 200-250.
See that is where I am confused...you say you get 10% and you would be working yout butt off on public land...this will be on private land where the guide just needs to know the best spots...he wont be camping out or anything...so I am not sure if I should be tipping him the same...
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