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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Tipping an outfitter?

I am going on a Wyoming mule deer/antelope hunt. It is going to be one on one guided with a will known and respected outfitter.

This is my first guided hunt. What percentage tip is the going rate for a first class hunt?

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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

i have been to wyoming on mule deer and antelope hunts 6 times. i have always given my guide $200. $100. for each animal.
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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

depends on how hard they work for you to get your animal (s). I was just on a bear hunt and everyone in camp busted there [censored] for us and great food. I gave 20% of the trip cost to my guide and 100 to the cook.

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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

I think allot depends on the experience but I typically would be from $100 to 10% of the hunt cost for my guide. $100 for the cook.
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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

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I am going on a Wyoming mule deer/antelope hunt. It is going to be one on one guided with a will known and respected outfitter.

This is my first guided hunt. What percentage tip is the going rate for a first class hunt?
Thanks.
First, you tip the guide, not the outfitter. Second, I think 10-15% is fine.

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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

Thanks for the good input.
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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

Ted, can you post or PM me the outfitter info ? thanks

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Re: Tipping an outfitter?

Sure.

I am hunting with Seven J Outfitters, Sundance, WY. The owner is originally from the Red Lion, PA area.

I am hunting mule deer and antelope.

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10% of trip cost is good. and as mentioned hit the camp cook.

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i do not believe 10% of hunt cost is a good thing. give what you can give. tips are not part of the hunt cost and should not be expected. hunts cost alot of money up front for the services rendered. tips should not be part of the successful eqation of the hunt for a guide. the outfitter pays the guide and iuf the guide isnt being paid enough and relies on tips for his living then he needs to find work for another outfitter. to be blunt this whole tipping thing and percentage thing really makes me mad. i save alot of money to go on the hunts i do. and the average that some people think is appropriate for tipping is way to high
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