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How To Select a Guide and Outfitter

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How To Select a Guide and Outfitter

One other thing to request is a list from the guide or outfitter on things you might need to bring on your trip.

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Outfitters Guides and Tip$

Any thoughts on what a suitable tip would be for a guide on a big game hunt or a fishing trip? What should the amount of a tip be based on? How about the cooks and wranglers involved, should they also be considered?

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Most tip about 10%. If you have a good day some tip more. As for cooks and wranglers I guess that is up to you. But I bet they would appreciate it.

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Tips are so subjective. 10% seems exorbinate to me. on a 7 day hunt at $5000 thats 500. or over 70 bucks a day. 50 a day is a lot to me. 25 is more reasonable. So for me a couple hundred is normal. If I'm really impressed I might throw in a c note or two more but thats the limit. I'm no rich man so a hundred bucks is not insignificant to me.

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Here in Maine that is what they figure for a guide is 10%. Guides here in the state of Maine don't charge $5000 a week (that I know of). $1800 tops so a $25 a day tip is great. Big smile

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