As you all know the costs for stalking opportunities vary massively. With some outfits charging cull fees for bucks and does. Others, bucks only. Some cull fees include the venison, others do not... We could go on discussing the variants all day long. I think a lot of people who want paid stalking would find it very helpful if suppliers offered completely transparent advertising on this site. I'll pay for anything if it's warranted but I really dislike finding out about hidden costs. And I'm positive I'm not alone here! Therefore, would it be an idea for those offering paid stalking opportunities to use an SD template detailing something similar to below :-
Outing fee and duration
Missed or lost animal fees
Trophy preparation fees
Other additional charges
Accommodation available etc
Guest requirements DSC level 1, Insurance etc
I'm sure this will not appeal to those companies who fees and charges are at the higher end of the scale. However I'm sure that those who want to increase their customer base and who have sensibly priced outing available will benefit greatly. Perhaps a section of the forum could be introduced for anyone willing to offer such an advert. To stop derogatory comments being made, and the discussion going off at a tangent you could either lock the thread, or simply introduce a rule to ensure nothing negative is posted. This can be policed with infractions through the forum software etc.
Maybe special advertising rates for recreational stalkers who are only offering the occasional opportunity could be introduced increasing the forums revenue. If it's used I think it will be of great benefit to the forum community as a whole, giving people more info of whats available and allowing choices to be made. Feedback is an option that could be included allowing those who have stalked with a supplier to write a review etc.
Just an idea....