Apr
08

What is the Difference Between a Self-guided/chartered, Semi-guided, and a Guided/Chartered Event

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Self-guided hunting trips and self-chartered fishing trips don’t involve an outfitter or guide, so there is no guide or charter fees or tips.

Semi-guided hunts involve an outfitter, guide, or landowner and a hunt fee.  Usually, they just show the hunters were the blinds and cleaning station are and where to dump the guts or which fields they can hunt, for example.  Fees for semi-guided hunts will be required by a due date.  Hunters who do not pay the fee by the due date will be removed from the list of people who RSVPed for the trip.  We typically don’t tip for semi-guided hunts.

Guided hunting trips or chartered fishing trips involve an outfitter and guide who hunts or fishes (as applicable) with his clients and a guide or charter fee.  The guide/captain often cleans the game/catch for you, but sometimes they charge an additional fee.  Guide and charter fees will be required by a due date.  Hunters and fishermen who do not pay guide and charter fees by the due date will be removed from the list of people who RSVPed for the trip.  We recommend a 15 – 20% tip for guided and chartered trips, based on the effort, not the results.

Some trips require an Airbnb home and some other lodging providers to be paid in advance by a due date.  RSVPed Hunters or fishermen who don’t make their lodging payment to the Event Coordinator by the due date will be removed from the list of people who RSVPed for the trip.

For guided or chartered and semi-guided events, we split the vehicle gas (the amount depends on the distance traveled and the number of people sharing the gas), toll road fees (if applicable), park entrance/boat launch fees (if applicable), and lodging fees (if applicable).

For self-guided duck hunts and self-chartered fishing trips, the participants (excluding the boat captains) will split the vehicle and boat gas (the amount depends on the distance traveled and the number of people sharing the gas), a boat wash after the event to wash the salt (if applicable) or mud off, park entrance/boat launch fees (if applicable), boat slip fees (if applicable), and toll road fees (if applicable).  The boat captains have to replace their boat batteries, trailer tires and wheel bearings, etc., and repair things like their trolling motors more quickly due to taking people on self-guided duck hunts and self-chartered fishing trips than they would if they didn’t take members and guests on such trips; therefore, they are exempt from the above expenses.  Lodging and bait (if applicable) fees will be split among all the participants.  If we stay at Wayne Weilnau’s house in Port O’Connor, we’ll divide the maid cleaning fee by the participants (not counting Wayne).

Most of our events have food (eating out and drive through) costs for everyone.

If a person is removed from the list of people who RSVPed for a trip due to non-payment, another person on the waiting list (if applicable) will be given an opportunity to take their place and make an immediate payment of the outfitter, guide, or landowner fee and lodging fee (if applicable).

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