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    Exclamation Guided Hunting

    So what are everyone's thoughts on paying to shoot an animal?

    I can see both sides of the story...

    Plenty out there, don't be a lazy bugger etc

    Work too much to get out, time poor with heaps of commitments (kids) etc...

    Warm Barrels!

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    I certainly wouldn't hassle you for it as long as you aren't shooting a farmed jobbie or one tied to a stick. Even teddy Roosevelt didn't do that (hence his name)
    I aint one to judge, I cant afford to go out let alone have someone guide me lol.
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    I have guided Kiwis for all sorts of reasons. Most are/were well off, but busy.

    2 of the best clients I have had were kiwis and unfortunately one of the worst was also home grown.

    My mate who started me out in this game has guided tons of Kiwis. Quite a few you wouldn't expect. Ones that regularly appear in hunting mags etc.






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    I have a great guy, with his own block, has Fallow coming in from surrounding forest etc.
    I pay as I get an overnight in great accomodation. I get “guided”, he glasses the area and has, obviously, great knowledge of his land.
    On shooting an animal, he guts it and carry’s it out for me. It’s a great two day break from work, a good road trip and being 69 this year, I ain’t Bush bashing or steep hill climbing any more, my ring prefers to stay intact these days!
    Keeps sausages an patties and good steak in the freezer.
    Horses for courses and also great for younger guys learning the ropes, oh and I think it’s a cheap option for me and my mate, ywho’s a year older than me!
    And it helps a young guy on a small holding with some cash!
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    Well I've toyed with the idea of doing a South Africa trip or Rusa in New Cali, still contemplating it?

    If I win lotto I'd do a Moose, maybe a bear?
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    Well I've toyed with the idea of doing a South Africa trip or Rusa in New Cali, still contemplating it?

    If I win lotto I'd do a Moose, maybe a bear?
    Do your Rusa in Queensland mate. Heaps better quality head wise. And you can add a chital as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Do your Rusa in Queensland mate. Heaps better quality head wise. And you can add a chital as well.

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    I don't like snakes lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    I don't like snakes lol
    That's fair enough.

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    I'd pay. Never shot a deer and live in deer-free Northland (please, no mention of a deer seen in such and such far north forest in the mid-90s!). It's a matter of perspective. As a life long angler, I dislike guided fishing and even charter trips. As a beginner, you have to start somewhere. In addition to the actual experience, guided trips speed up the learning process significantly.
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    don't have a problem with it as long as guides cant get public land reserved for them only.on private land they can do what they like.as long as not doing what some locals where either, asking client how much they would pay for certain number of points and then doping a stag with the correct number of points then taking it out and dropping it off then fly client in when stag due to wake up and hey presto fair chase trophy . all great till client wants to eat his trophy stag full of barbituates

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    No issue with paying from me, Look at all the money we have invested in our gear etc. If you are meat hunting it could be a wise investment, most of us cannot hunt often enough to get good
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    All the social club trips I run are paid hunting.....usually self guided but paying for the access and hut and food....only meat animals we are not rich trophy hunters😉
    It's pretty much a must to do this so as to guarantee everyone gets a chance of a shot on a meat animal as most often there are complete hunting virgins along and others who have only ever shot deer on these trips.
    I have never bothered to pay for a private property trip myself other than these trips altho I might one day in the future to take me old Dad or young Son out.
    I have literally lost count of how many first ever deer shot I have been present for both paid hunting and public land hunting.....that bit never gets old.😎

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    Nothing wrong with it at all. Some property owners charge a success fee to help with farm income. Call it what you like, trophy fee or access fee, up to you. Using a guide should simplify the process. Your morals will govern which type of arrangement you take in terms of a fence or free range. I personally don't agree one bit for the fenced option and I doubt you would either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    Well I've toyed with the idea of doing a South Africa trip or Rusa in New Cali, still contemplating it?

    If I win lotto I'd do a Moose, maybe a bear?
    Slightly OT, but can you do DIY hunts in New Cali?
    More meplat, more better.

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    I would be keen to do a guided trip one day but I would be wanting to pay for the guide and not the head and definitely not something that is fenced in. I personally have no interest in a trophy and am only after an animal for meat. I am relatively inexperianced as friend got me bit by the hunting bug shortly before buggering off up north so I have had to self learn (around young family commitments) so I would be interested in a guided experiance that I had to work for not a luxury trip. I dont actually know if this sort of deal exists but that is what I would be interested in.
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