Looking to rebook my first Africa hunt that was supposed to be this past February for next summer, eight day PG hunt. Have read a number of threads about establishing the relationship with your PH, i.e. people’s opinions of do’s and do not’s, both client and PH view points. Many of the client horror stories relayed frankly shocked me a bit but was pleased that the lion’s share of the PH stories were generally positive. Last thing I want, or would ever do, is be a pain in the ass client. Having said that, the approach I’m taking with my PH is that he is “in charge”. I’m there to enjoy a hunt, Yes, but more importantly I am there to learn and experience Africa. I know two point squat about the terrain, the animals’ true routines, etc. and I’m paying him more as a teacher than anything else. You can’t get that education from a book, posts, or videos, you get that from a local who lives and breaths his backyard every day, IMO. Numerous posts have said to talk to your PH about your expectations, boundaries, etc. Now I may be way off base on this, or misunderstanding some of it, but it seems to me to be a bit presumptuous to set these when I have no point of reference and the professional hunter I’m hiring does, outside of common sense hunting practices of course. Now I’m no shrinking violet by any stretch of the imagination but have always found that you learn a lot more by keeping your mouth shut and listening when in new territory. My question here is am I being to too back seat with this approach or is this a good approach for my first trip to Africa, and probably ones to follow?