Guidelines needed for hunt offers do you agree?
Now that i have your attention, please consider a few things. There have been a LOT of recent hunt postings offering rock bottom prices and hunting trips in exciting locations. Please, PLEASE make sure and check all the details out with the PH or agent offering the hunt. Some offers around the internet (not calling any particular person or group out) are in fact illegal by law, in reclaimed areas, with unlicensed PH's, etc. ASK the person offering the hunt for at least the minimum details and ask that they be posted publicly. If they don't want to do that there just might be a reason! Fishy things smell fishy. Suggestions for things to request when considering a hunt are:
Area to be hunted (including name of concession or ranch)
Who is the PH/Outfitter
Is the land owned by outfitter or privately leased (RSA, Namibia)
Is the concession held by the outfitter (other countries)
Are they licensed to operate in the area/country
How many actual hunting days vs. travel days
How many days do i pay full daily rate?
Primary Animal to be hunted:
Costs and options, if any, for transport from nearest commercial airport to include charter if necessary:
Lodging description, i.e., lodge, individual chalets, tent camp, ammenities , Meals, Guide fees libations included:
All fees for staff to include guides, cooks, drivers, etc. included:
Is hunting camp and/or hunting area exclusive for duration of hunt:
Any Trophy Fee's associated with hunt offered:
Optional Animals available for harvest:
Trophy fee for this/ these animals:
Any Additional costs not included in hunt price i.e., dip/pac, VAT, Gov't or conservation fees, taxes, etc. if applicable:
Are you a Booking Agent:
Are you the outfitter or P.H.:
Additional comments or features of hunt offered:
I hope this little guide helps you in your search for a great safari. There are loads and loads of great outfitters and great deals out there. Just do your homework and be smart before you spend your hard earned money.