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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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I know it 's proper to tip your guide, but whAt about the cook ? Should the guide share his? After all just tipping the guide can get pricey. What is proper etiquette?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 12:53 AM
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Re: Tipping

tip the cook also....after all they did work for you all week.
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I always tip the ladies in the kitchen..I've never had a bad meal yet, but I've had bad guides..
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I went to Wy and paid 1500 for the antelope trip...I tipped the guide 160 and the cook 60 if I remember right, I went to maine and tipped the guide 100 and the cook 50 on a 1400 trip and Ive been to Georgia a bunch of times where the owner was the guide and we did our own cooking and tipped 200...Just to give you some idea of what I did. There have been other hunts and other tips but I think you get the message.

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What would be an appropriate tip for a cook if the service is good?
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Buck, you sound like you're looking for a specific number. What I was trying to tell you was there are a lot of things that go into a tip....cost of trip, how many meals, were they made on a fire in the field where everything was packed in or in a cabin. how elaborate were they, basic burgers and beans or hams, turkeys and cakes and pies. Give more info I'm sure some one will answer. When I first started I was told 10% for the guide 5% for the cook is used as a base. I dont know if that still stands but whenever I go on a hunt no one ever seems to complain. JMHO

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Re: Tipping

I went on bear hunts in 2008 and 2009 in Quebec. I tipped the cook $75 for a 7 day trip. Bear hunt ran around $1800.
I only stayed 6 days on the first hunt and 5 days the second. Hope that helps.
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Re: Tipping

As usual some good advice from the guys above. I always like to personally hand my tip to the guide or cook versus having the outfitter give it to them. At the conclusion of the hunt, I look for a chance for a private thank you and a handshake with bills included when I give the tip.
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As a person who has a son as a guide, please tip the guide directly, if you give it to the outfitter most of the tip goes to him and a small (if any) fraction goes to the guide and cook.
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That should pretty much go witout saying....Never give your tip to the outfitter to disperse....He already got his tip in the form of your payment for the hunt.
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