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Location: Massachusetts, (sorry)
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Tipping your guide? $$$

What is the standard amount you shoul tip your guide after a good 5 day hunt?

Any Ideas out there? Think
I say at lrast $100.00

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Tipping

Oh, the hunting is in North Carolina. Think

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Id say 100 is good. Guides dont alway get tips so 100 is fine. The guide is already getting paid so what ever you give him is just icing on the cake.

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Location: northeast tn
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i've guided several hunters and not even gotten a thank you. then i have had guys to tip over 100 dollars for a hunt no matter how long it took to get the game. where i guide the only pay i get is for work done after the hunt, gutting skinning and stuff, i take a risk of loseing a lot of money in vet bills every time i head to the woods. so from my point of view 100 is good and better than what some of us get off of most hunts.

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Tnhoundsman...Im sorry. I thought it was the norm for the outfitter a guide works for to pay them part of the hunt cost. I never even considered the fact of guides like yourself that run dogs and could end up spending some $$$$ at the vet. When I hunt with you you will definately get a THANK YOU regardless of the outcome and a tip

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Thanks for the response guys, the reason I asked was we have a cheap SOB
in the group, the funny part is that we're going back to the same camp and the guide keeps a data base on all hunters passing through the camp. Evil!

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Location: northeast tn
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psyco. no worries it is just an agreement between me and the guy i guide for on hog hunts because we're good friends. but most times i do get pretty good tips because i know my stuff and run good dogs and have yet to have a hunter not encounter game when hunting with my hounds. he pays me for the work after the hunt because i'm fast at it and i'm good at it, it saves him time that he would not normally get to spend with his family because he'd be in the skinning shed or meat cutting shop. i can have a hog skinned and quartered in around 30 minutes and ready for either cutting or the freezer. most guides get paid between 60 and 80 dollars a day not by the hunter. i've worked for places like that and found it not worth the trouble because they expect a lot more of you and out of your time to where ya end up getting the shaft, plus if another guide is working they expect all tips devided equally, the way i have it now what i get i keep. but there are others like a guy i was guideing who's hog cut one of my dogs pretty bad he took the dog to the vet and paid the bill up front while i was skinning the hog.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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I like to tip 10% of the cost of the hunt. If there is more than one guide then I will typically give a little less to the hired hands and give a nice tip to the main guide or owner of the operation. A lot of guys don't tip the owner thinking that they are already getting paid so that should be good enough but in my thinking (especially the low cost guided hunts that I go on) the owner is giving the very best price for the hunt that he can possibly do (I make sure of that) and there isn't a lot of room for profit. They definately do apreciate it and if they are in there getting thier hands dirty, I believe they deserve it and tip them too. If I don't like they guide or outfitter that will have an impact on how big of a tip they get. On a good hunt they get the same tip if game is taken or not......if they worked hard to try to get us on it and they are not trying to BS thier way out of why we had no luck.

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Location: northeast tn
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hunter 777 wish everyone thaught like you do. guided a hunt a couple of weeks ago and got a dog cut pretty good waiting on the dumby to shoot and didn't get so much as a handshake and he wanted the whole hog in sausage, which took quiet a while.

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