Outdoor Skills - Hunting Q&A

I'm going on a guided black bear hunt, and I'd like to know when you tip the guide and how much.

Field & Stream Online Editors

Find out beforehand from the booking agent, head guide, or the company owner what the guidelines are. Always tip at the end of the hunt, never at the beginning. If you get an exceptional trophy, and/or you feel the guide did an outstanding job, give more. I've paid out some hefty tips on hunts that ended in failure because the guide nearly killed himself on my behalf, and the fact that we struck out was not his fault.