Q & A When Booking A Hunt
Hints & Tips:
Making sure you get the hunt you paid for!
I booked a deer hunt
through a booking agent based in Australia.
I was very dissapointed with outcome...
It was not as described....both in the hunting days and the service and facilities.
It took them almost 8 weeks to repond to my complaints with no result.
Most agents are very good.
Make sure you ask many questions about the hunt, the duration, when the hunt starts and finishes, food, shower toilet, and insurance?
Is the outfitter first aid trained and has a first aid kit?
Does the outfitter have a satellite phone
in remote areas for safety?
And has the agent done the exact same hunt your buying from him?
Questions To Ask Hunting Guides - Outfitters
Make sure you ask many questions about:
The Hunt: What are the full hunting days and what are the travel hours/time or days?
The Trophy Fee: Is there a trophy fee to pay as well as hunt cost?
Day Guiding Rate: Is there a day guiding fee to add to hunt price or is it included?
Trophy Caping: Is the caping of your trophy included in the cost or extra fee?
Butchering: If required...is the butchering
(1/4-ing) animal included or extra
The duration:When the hunt starts and finishes.
The food: What are the meals? What's included? Do I need to bring any foods/snacks/ day pack food etc?
The shower & toilet? Is there one and does it work? Hot-Cold?
Does the outfitter have insurance? You really need to know this!
Is the outfitter first aid trained and has a remote area first aid kit? You really need to know this! Your life may be at risk if there is an accident!
Does the outfitter have a satellite phone?In remote areas for safety? Your life may at risk if there is an accident.
And has the agent done the exact same hunt you are buying from him? Important! How can he tell you if he hasn't done it himself?
Cancellation Fee & Policy: You need to know just in case.
No Show Policy: You need to know just in case.
Can you contact the Booking Agent or Outfitter with ease? If it is to difficult or they don't reply promptly do you know what would happen if you need to contact them urgently?
Make sure you have travel insurance: for you and your firearms. Find out if there is Cancellation Insurance or the flight is delayed and you miss the hunt etc...speak to travel insurance to find out....then request them to email answers and have it in writing.