Staying legal- Hunting Laws- who is responsible?
There are many times that the laws of the country, state or province you are traveling to hunt in are much different than those of your home country, state or province.
In many cases the traveling hunter is relying on the licensed local outfitter/guide/PH to know the local laws and to keep the hunter legal.
I would like to start a discussion on the topic of how much liability or responsibility should fall on the traveling hunter when going to far away lands?
Should the hunter be able to rely on his licensed outfitter for staying within the laws such as:
Hunting the correct property?
Knowing the boundary lines?
Trophy laws (legal sex, size, etc)?
Method of hunting ( legal use of vehicles, airplane transport and airplane support, helicopter transport and helicopter support, boats, horses)?
Types of weapons allowed (rifle, bow, muzzleloader, shotgun, handgun)?
And there are many more!!!
Or should the hunter almost need to have a law degree and in reality become a knowledgeable professional hunter on all aspects of the area he is going to be able to travel to hunt?