So, I am being taken on my first ever duck hunt this friday. Our Dog handler from one of the ladies pheasant hunts said he would be happy to take us duck hunting. He's got a blind up on the delta and a boat, decoys, calls....everything. None of the other BAGC club members can go...so my husband is going with me. I CANT WAIT!! Anyways, he is not charging us anything....just taking us to his honey hole for free. Hubby has hunted ducks, but not me. My question is....Should I tip him? Or get him something to say thank you? This doesnt happen very often, right?and if there are any tips to becoming a RAD duck hunter, I'll take those too!!ThanksLindsay
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:07 PM
I guided waterfowl hunters for a while and I've hunted and fished with other guides on a professional basis. I would offer to pay for his time but it seems to me a tip would be kind of an insult since he made the offer to do this out of kindness. I would ask him, "Are you sure we can't pay you for your time?" He most likely will refuse but I'd make sure he doesn't spend a penny of his own money for breakfast, lunch, gas or anything else that may come up. Some guides like receiving gifts, also. As far as being a RAD hunter I can't tell you but I can give you some advice on being a RAD client. Help with whatever you can and do what he tells you. His experience should get you some birds. Guides put up with a lot of know it alls, people who think they've hired a personal servant or slave, complainers and just some real jerks. He invited you because he likes you and doesn't view you as being that way. He's looking forward to having a good time just as much as you and your husband so just go out and enjoy yourself. When I guided I sometimes took a liking to a person mostly because they were fun to be around and pitched in with the chores. Those people got invited to extend their hunt at no further expense if I had a vacancy.
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