Re: this *)$$#@ me off look at this
Hey! I sympathize with the guy. I sure son't like the idea of paying all that money just to find out that it's a canned hunt, but, and there is a but. He participated in the so-called hunt, taking animals. If he and his buddy had just packed up when everything became clear, he could have gone back to the credit card company (assuming he used his credit card for all the charges) explained that they were decieved and didn't get what they were promised and DID NOT participate, and probably gotten the money back. If he paid in cash, well then I probably would have done the same thing he did. Although, he could have taken hid chances and left anyway then just called the so-called outfitter requesting a refund, threatening a lot of bad press if they didn't. Of course I wasn't there, I wasn't in his shoes, so this is all hind sight and it's 20/20.
Now that I've said that, I detest this kind of thing. Canned hunts are not hunting, but and again there is a but, it appears that it's legal (although unethical)where it took place. I'm not about to tell someone that they shouldn't have such a buisness as selling canned hunts. With one restriction, and this is where I have the biggest problem. If your selling a canned hunt, you should at least be required to advertise it as such. This guy and all the other hunters were taken for hard earned money, tricked and swindled. It didn't happen in the US so there's not much they they can do about it, except spread the word and try to make sure that it doesn't happen to someone else. As far as trying to put the outfitter out of buisness, well I won't go there, remember they were conducting buisness withing the limitations of the law. At least in Saskatchewan, but those fellers best not come down south by way of Texas. They won't be recieving a very warm welcome!