Well the way i see it some stalkers are getting payed 3 ways from a client , they get the stalk fee , the pulling of the trigger fee, and most will get the carcase aswell.But then if people want to pay it that's down to them but it's not for me. Oh i forgot 4 ways because there could be a trophy fee aswell.
Are you saying by your inference that a client should not pay for the carcass if the client shot it.
I should point out that most stalking enterprises have to pay for a stalking lease which is set by the forest companies and in some cases costs many thousands of pounds, not all but most.
If they are running stalking as a business on top of that they have to carry public liability insurance should they take out clients which dosent come cheap. Also a requirement on most leases.
the revenue from the carcass costs goes a small way and I state a small way in offsetting the running and entitlement of the lease. I dont personally put mine into a GHE and sell privately because they dont pay in my opinion a fair price but thats another issue not relative to this debate.
I pose the question without rocking the boat of those who think that they are entitled to this and that and over charge by those in the stalking industry providing these services.
Why do you think that the person who has pulled the trigger is entitled to a freebie carcass when in fact if a stalker was carrying out his duties these finances would go back into the pot to offeset liabilitires etc.
Just curious as to your reasoning mind.
As a point of interest to those who are not aware of the cost of standard leases
if anyone purchased a standard lease that is one that is taken out by an individual for their own use.
Most Forest companies base the figures as a rule of thumb of £100 per beast shot from past years cull figures.
Taking out a commercial lease so that you can trade as a stalking enterprise is considerably more, this being due to the risk factor and the fact your using the lease as a financial gain/enterprise some 3 or 4 times the standard figure.
Theoretically everytime a client shoots a deer the figure in respect of lease cost could equate to £300 min to possible more.
From how I view it the only person whos getting a fair deal is the client not the chap whose providing the stalking .
I am not complaining like I just thought that through ignorance some may not be aware of what stalking leases can cost.
Edited by Caprelous, 10 April 2013 - 04:41 pm.