looking for cancelation huntContributors to this thread:
greg simon 08-Jan-19
Kevin Speicher 08-Jan-19
Rob Nye 19-Jan-19
If any outfitters, preferably in Alberta, have a cancelation hunt for 2 hunters come open please message me. Thanks,
From: greg simon
You are going to have much better luck by actually contacting the outfitter and getting on their cancellation list,
Theres a couple threads below this that have openings. May not be in Alberta but some good hunts.
Look at Tsi in New Brunswick.
If you're open to looking elsewhere I'd look to NB and give TSI a serious look. You won't be disappointed.
From: Kevin Speicher
I would also suggest TSI in New Brunswick
We would probably be able to go with a months or so notice.
I'm always a bit leery about "cancelation" hunts. I always ask the outfitter for the name of the guy that canceled so I can call him to see if it is legit. It is sometimes seems best just to pay a reputable outfitter full price and figure he's going to give you better treatment because you paid full price compared to a guy that might be in camp on a discounted hunt.
From: Rob Nye
FullTime expressed what I often wonder about outfitters offering “cancellation discounts” . In 30 plus years of guiding 99.9% of cancellations have been for medical reasons or a sudden death in family. In those instances I always postpone their hunt and honor the deposit. Simple matter of treating people fairly. Always thiught the discount game could bite you in the ass: if you offer it to one you better offer it to all or risk pissed off clients.
Is it really a lessor priced hunt? I thought the original booked hunter was out his deposit and the next hunter was getting that portion discounted from a normal full priced hunt. I suppose it can work any number of ways including everybody pays the same, it’s just a terminology thing that gets another booking.