Had a conversation with a mate the other day, and he was telling me about some stalking trips he'd been on.
He has just shot his first stag without out the aid of a guide or gillie this year.
He was telling me about previous trips and prices etc. and how on his second trip to a certain estate stalking hinds, his buddy got two shots under the instruction of the gillie whilst he had no shot. He was feeling a little disgruntled about this, and the subject of tipping was mentioned (by me) it appears that he has paid for his stalking by a cheque made payable to the estate. He had taken some rabbits for the gillies birds of prey and a bottle of scotch but had not shown his appreciation financially.
My question is am I right in thinking he should have tipped his guide in recognition for the effort he has put in to getting him onto the deer, and if so what would be a suitable amount?
If I take a let day shooting pheasants I expect to tip the keeper, so would normally expect to do so for a guide/gillie.
Your thoughts please.