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Hunting Guides

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What is the normal gratuity to pay a guide for a half day hunt. I'll be using my own dog. The hunt costs 130.00 for 4 pheasants.

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0-0-0-0-0-0-0 You're already paying him 130 and using your own dog.

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I agree, if he is taking you to a special location that no one knows of, or has some trick then tip accordingly. If i had to use my dog, and still pay him, it would be very little.

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Why would you need a guide if you're at a game farm and working released birds?

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To me, tipping is a matter of choice. We fret too much about it. The business your patronizing is charging you a fee is it not? Then why is it so important to pay extra beyond what they are charging you already for their service? I don't understand.

After your outing is complete and you can evaluate the service provided, then it might be appropriate to decide for yourself if you received more than you bargained for and then tip a little extra to say, "Thank you for exceeding my expectations."

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BobT has hit the nail on the head, wait until your hunt is complete. Evaluate the condition of the bird's hunted, # of birds seen, the hours hunted, the operation and of course the guide and his attitude, knowledge and helpfulness.

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You should not need a guide on a put and take operation while using your own dog.

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