How to Tip Your Hunting Guides

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Sam Johnson

Feb 20, 2023·2 mins read
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Hunting guides play an essential role in ensuring a successful and safe hunting trip. They not only help you find the best hunting spots, but they also provide valuable insights into the wildlife and the area you're hunting in. As a result, tipping your hunting guide is a customary and appreciated practice in the hunting community. Here are some tips on how to tip your hunting guide

Consider the Quality of Service Provided

The first step in tipping your hunting guide is to consider the quality of service they provided. Did they go above and beyond to make sure you had a successful and enjoyable hunting trip? Were they knowledgeable, patient, and attentive to your needs and preferences? A good guide will make your hunting experience more comfortable, enjoyable, and ultimately more successful.

Tip in Cash

When tipping your hunting guide, it's customary to tip in cash. If you're not sure how much to tip, you can ask the outfitter or other guides for guidance. Typically, a good rule of thumb is to tip 10-20% of the total cost of your hunt. However, if your hunting guide provided exceptional service, you may want to tip more.

Tip at the End of the Trip

It's best to tip your hunting guide at the end of the trip, as this is when you'll have a clear idea of the level of service provided. Don't wait until the last day to decide how much to tip. Instead, plan to tip your guide on the last day of your hunt.

Consider the Guide's Living Expenses

Keep in mind that your hunting guide may be living in a remote location and may have additional living expenses. For this reason, it's important to factor in the cost of living in the area when determining your tip amount. A good guide will appreciate a tip that reflects the cost of living in the area.

Leave a Review

In addition to tipping your hunting guide, leaving a positive review of their service can go a long way in helping them secure future business. Share your experience and highlight the things that made your hunt enjoyable and successful. This is a great way to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

In conclusion, tipping your hunting guide is an important part of showing your appreciation for the hard work and dedication they put into making your hunt a success. By considering the quality of service provided, tipping in cash, and factoring in the guide's living expenses, you can ensure that your guide is properly compensated for their efforts. And by leaving a positive review, you can help them secure future business and continue doing what they love.

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