So I gotta kinda step in here and give you guys both viewpoints and why I said I hate auctioned hunts in a previous comment and that it is destroying the industry.
On one hand, you get the outfitter - In most cases SCI (International convention) requires either a hunt donation or a monetary donation, in addition to $3000 per 10x10 booth. Personally, I just pay the money, and here is why... At the show, there are hundreds of African Outfitters, and obviously with that comes hundreds of donations. The problem with so many donations is that the hunts always go for nothing... This isn't the outfitter's problem, as the hunt was donated, and the only loser is SCI.
So now the outfitter has donated a hunt, which is going to cost the Outfitter anywhere between $5,000 - $10,000 because SCI doesn't accept any old package, it has to be a quality one. Now imagine the same outfitter has to do this for almost every quality show they attend. Pretty soon as a Outfitter you have about $50,000 in donations, whatever the booths cost, travel expenses etc, all before you even booked your first client.
Now everyone is buying all these donated hunts, which translates to "why would people booked an additional safari" if they just got a steal on auction. The other major problem I have with the auctions is that hunters will buy 2-3 packages at next to nothing, go to Africa and back-to-back their safaris, and not add a single animal... of course, the outfitters kinda rely on any add-on because it litigates the cost, at least a little.
Then you get these Outfitters, and I know a few that do it, and it gets me going more than anything because it gives everyone a bad name, and deters clients from hunting in Africa at all. They put up a package that is designed to trap the hunter. "2 hunters + 1 Animal" - Move outside that perimeter and you get charged like you are hunting in Tanzania.
Honestly, get rid of the auctions...book your hunts directly from the Outfitter, and at least you know exactly what you are getting, all in black and white.