- Jan 20, 2009
- Reaction score
- Member of
- Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
- Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
It's a common practice that PHs are compensated in part, by a percentage of trophy animals taken. That, in and of itself, I don't have a problem with per se... However, If you have a PH or Outfitter that is driven by the money as opposed to dedicating themselves to the clients' overall experience, you have a problem. I also had a similar negative experience during my first safari with a PH trying to pressure us into taking an animal we had no interest in taking. I shut that down immediately....
I hate to sound like a broken record, but it's so important to check references and then check some more. Additionally, it's equally important to establish open communication with the outfitter before and during the hunt.
I would not disagree with you, sometimes plans change when you get to Africa (TIA), but you are right with the right outfitter it shouldn't happen. It should be a vacation and adventure, not a nickel and dime operation, where it's all about the money.