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I can’t imagine a reputable Outfitter gouging someone when they are down.The cost for staying at a lodge when you are not hunting should be way less than the normal day rate. With no PH or tracker/drivers to cover, I can't imagine an outfitter not being able get him a place to stay at a very reasonable rate.
The outfitters I know would never gouge you in that situation.
This might have to be added to the “better questions” to ask the Outfitter thread.