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#6083256 - 12/14/15 12:06 PM Tipping guides for hunt
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Registered: 03/16/09
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I am going on a one day hunt for three whitetail doe in January. The hunt is fully guided and the guide is handling gutting, skinning, and quartering the deer. What is a fair tip to give the guide for all of theses services.

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#6083260 - 12/14/15 12:07 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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10-20 percent, on what you feel like is appropriate. If he goes above and beyond the higher, if not great lower of course.
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#6083770 - 12/14/15 04:15 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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As a guide and outfitter, i get asked this. Tip what you feel is worth it to you. For some thats 0% for some its been more than 100%. Ive had tips from $0 to several thousand. I dont expect a tip, i do my very best to earn it. Its rare i dont get one, but i treat it as icing on the cake. Imo std is 20%-30% when i go and can easily be more if he does a great job for me. I had one fellow tell me straight up he didnt have much money he was hunting does. I just said to myself no biggie. In the end he asked me if i wanted the backstraps from one of his does. Seeing how he was only hunting meat and i could tell he wasnt bs'in me about not being well off and on a tight budget. I was pretty impressed by that. So in short tips arent always money either.
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#6083788 - 12/14/15 04:26 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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As stated above that's just icing on the cake. Tip whatever you think is fair, put yourself in the guides boots and decide how much you would want to get for the effort involved. If you don't have a lot to tip I'm sure the guide would love a hand skinning, and quartering the does.
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#6083795 - 12/14/15 04:30 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: jorge]
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Originally Posted By: jorge
As a guide and outfitter, i get asked this. Tip what you feel is worth it to you. For some thats 0% for some its been more than 100%. Ive had tips from $0 to several thousand. I dont expect a tip, i do my very best to earn it. Its rare i dont get one, but i treat it as icing on the cake. Imo std is 20%-30% when i go and can easily be more if he does a great job for me. I had one fellow tell me straight up he didnt have much money he was hunting does. I just said to myself no biggie. In the end he asked me if i wanted the backstraps from one of his does. Seeing how he was only hunting meat and i could tell he wasnt bs'in me about not being well off and on a tight budget. I was pretty impressed by that. So in short tips arent always money either.


Wow, 20-30% sounds crazy high to me

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#6083809 - 12/14/15 04:37 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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To me a tip is a tip. What he charges for gutting skinning and quartering should be included in the guide fee if they provide that service.
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#6083828 - 12/14/15 04:46 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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I get this all the time being a guide I get calls before some hunts and or fishing trips asking about tips. Tips are not necessary but are appreciated. Like others I have had tips from 0$ to 500$. Some times just being a great client is a tip enough. If I was paying for a 500$ deer hunt I would fork over 60$ for a tip maybe 100$ if you had a really good time.
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#6084042 - 12/14/15 06:45 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
JMR1985 Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
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Loc: Tyler, Texas
Thank you all for the help. I haven't been on a paid hunt before so this is all new to me.

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#6084147 - 12/14/15 07:30 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: Grosvenor]
7mag Offline
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Originally Posted By: Grosvenor
Originally Posted By: jorge
As a guide and outfitter, i get asked this. Tip what you feel is worth it to you. For some thats 0% for some its been more than 100%. Ive had tips from $0 to several thousand. I dont expect a tip, i do my very best to earn it. Its rare i dont get one, but i treat it as icing on the cake. Imo std is 20%-30% when i go and can easily be more if he does a great job for me. I had one fellow tell me straight up he didnt have much money he was hunting does. I just said to myself no biggie. In the end he asked me if i wanted the backstraps from one of his does. Seeing how he was only hunting meat and i could tell he wasnt bs'in me about not being well off and on a tight budget. I was pretty impressed by that. So in short tips arent always money either.


Wow, 20-30% sounds crazy high to me


that is WAY to high and yes I use to guide/outfit
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#6084152 - 12/14/15 07:32 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: 7mag]
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Originally Posted By: 7mag
Originally Posted By: Grosvenor
Originally Posted By: jorge
As a guide and outfitter, i get asked this. Tip what you feel is worth it to you. For some thats 0% for some its been more than 100%. Ive had tips from $0 to several thousand. I dont expect a tip, i do my very best to earn it. Its rare i dont get one, but i treat it as icing on the cake. Imo std is 20%-30% when i go and can easily be more if he does a great job for me. I had one fellow tell me straight up he didnt have much money he was hunting does. I just said to myself no biggie. In the end he asked me if i wanted the backstraps from one of his does. Seeing how he was only hunting meat and i could tell he wasnt bs'in me about not being well off and on a tight budget. I was pretty impressed by that. So in short tips arent always money either.


Wow, 20-30% sounds crazy high to me


that is WAY to high and yes I use to guide/outfit

Well if you gotten 20-30% 7mag....would you still be a guide/outfitter? grin
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#6084174 - 12/14/15 07:44 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: stxranchman]
7mag Offline
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Well if you gotten 20-30% 7mag....would still be a guidel/outfitter? grin [/quote]

like your thinking Steve clap
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#6084200 - 12/14/15 07:54 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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I guide and find tips all over the place. I would say tips vary but 10% is what I use as a general rule for a guide. I also tip cooks if I have them.
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#6084248 - 12/14/15 08:21 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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Whatever you 'tip' (if you decide to do so) make it CASH. Please don't give your guide ANOTHER knife, they have boxes full.

Camp Cook is another person who should receive a little something, if they've done their job well and it is a separate position from the guide or staff (who sometimes handle that chore).

Be generous if you can afford to.
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#6084340 - 12/14/15 09:05 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: JMR1985]
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Guide bud had a sticker in his boat.....Tipping is not a city in China.... up

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#6084421 - 12/14/15 09:47 PM Re: Tipping guides for hunt [Re: jorge]
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Originally Posted By: jorge
As a guide and outfitter, i get asked this. Tip what you feel is worth it to you. For some thats 0% for some its been more than 100%. Ive had tips from $0 to several thousand. I dont expect a tip, i do my very best to earn it. Its rare i dont get one, but i treat it as icing on the cake. Imo std is 20%-30% when i go and can easily be more if he does a great job for me. I had one fellow tell me straight up he didnt have much money he was hunting does. I just said to myself no biggie. In the end he asked me if i wanted the backstraps from one of his does. Seeing how he was only hunting meat and i could tell he wasnt bs'in me about not being well off and on a tight budget. I was pretty impressed by that. So in short tips arent always money either.


20-30% standard? I don't think so......
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