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    Appropriate Tip for your Guide? (Archery Elk)...

    Any feedback on this?

    Thanks in advance?

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    In my opinion, its entirely dependant on what you pay for the hunt. My experience has been somewhere between 5 & 10%. Depends on how hard they work for you, attitude and overall experience....not on success alone. If the food is great, I also give a small tip to the cook.

    Hope this helps as this can sometimes be a tough decision.
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    What Colorado cowboy said. Just be sure to give him cash. Binoculars, knives, scopes, etc don't put food on the table...

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    One advantage to not ever using a guide is...........I get all the tips.

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    Colorado Cowboy is right on. Don't tip based on "success" but on how well he does his job.
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    Isn't his job getting you an elk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    Isn't his job getting you an elk?
    Even a great guide in a great area can't assure success with a bow (or a rifle for that matter). Some of the best archery guides I know have success on elk well below 50%. The guide can't change how well the client shoots, how much effort the hunter puts in, what shape the hunter is in, if the weather is hot and dry and the bulls go nocturnal, etc. etc. That's why I said tip him based on how well he does his job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    Even a great guide in a great area can't assure success with a bow (or a rifle for that matter). Some of the best archery guides I know have success on elk well below 50%. The guide can't change how well the client shoots, how much effort the hunter puts in, what shape the hunter is in, if the weather is hot and dry and the bulls go nocturnal, etc. etc. That's why I said tip him based on how well he does his job.
    Exactly! Guiding isn't easy and good ones are worth every dollar you tip them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    Even a great guide in a great area can't assure success with a bow (or a rifle for that matter). Some of the best archery guides I know have success on elk well below 50%. The guide can't change how well the client shoots, how much effort the hunter puts in, what shape the hunter is in, if the weather is hot and dry and the bulls go nocturnal, etc. etc. That's why I said tip him based on how well he does his job.
    That's fine. That's the hunters fault, but the guide should get you into an elk. I could never take a tip if I was a guide, and I didn't get you a shot at an elk.

    I wouldn't want a tip for my sparkling personalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post

    I wouldn't want a tip for my sparkling personalty.
    If you were my guide OH, I'd tip you just for that sparkling personality!
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

 

 

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