- Apr 17, 2009
- Reaction score
- Member of
- NRA,Missouri hunters ed, SCI, Owensville Gun Club, Quail Forever
- USA, South Africa, France
Ultimately the individual in question was banned from about 5 different Midwest SCI chapters for much the same thing. The recession took a toll on hunting just like everything else and donations were selling for pennies on the dollar. My own club in KC is still struggling to support itself let alone send much to international but things are looking up our donation to MDF in Salt Lake of 2 buffalo on Lake Kariba brought $42K so maybe we are getting back to the real reason we give and that is to support these various organizations that are trying to protect and perpetuate the sport we all love so much.
I realize donations are well intended but they generally work out poorly for everyone:
I don't think anyone is thinking anything bad against you. You did an admirable thing. I also don't blame the guy for wanting to put several of the hunts together. Nor do I think he has done anything wrong buying hunts cheaply at the auctions. He was the highest bidder, had he not bid the winning price they would have sold for less than what they went for. If SCI doesn't like it then put a reserve on the hunts. As far as you are concerned, you did a good thing covering for the other ph who shouldn't have backed out. That's his bad not yours. I can honestly say I probably wouldn't have covered for him. With extending the clients hunt I would say it would be fair to stick to the original agreement in that if he shoots x or y animals his wife is free for the original dates and would have to pay for the extra days with the understanding that you are doing the guy a solid by taking over for the other ph. That's the thing that sux about donated hunts. Most the time they go smooth but when they don't they go to shit in a hurry.First of all we may want to go to my original post this guy was not just buying a hunt at a discounted price he was stringing multiple donations together. I did not object and covered another pH who did object so the local SCI chapter didn't look bad. As to my character in this business I just did the same thing, covered ano bad donation,