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#3389776 - 10/06/13 09:21 AM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: in the dog house!]
diamond hunter
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The bigger costs more because that way the guy trying to feed his family would pay much less.The trophy hunter would pay more for his big antlers.And yeah,any deer deserves to be found,callind a dog man would be last resort.
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#3389799 - 10/06/13 09:38 AM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: diamond hunter]
CATCHDAWG
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Whatever you charge, I think it would be best to do a hourly rate instead of a fixed fee. This would make up for drive time, long walks to where the deer was shot and difficulty of terrain.
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#3389801 - 10/06/13 09:39 AM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: diamond hunter]
7wsm
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ask yourself based on your dog's experience what would you be willing to pay.travel plays a part as well .until she has alot of training under her collar cover your gas and a little for your time and as she gets better then set a price based on distance you have to travel.keep in mind you have to keep it real because after all your dealing with real hunters like yourself and not some tv celeb that has deep pockets or some one backing them.just my thoughts on it good luck with the training .i have a min dashhound i want to see what she can do but never had the time yet to do it
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#3389981 - 10/06/13 12:56 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: 7wsm]
Southern Sportsman
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I would happily pay a reasonable rate for travel. I would go with the standard $.51 per mile. And an hourly fee for tracking. Start the clock when you start the dog, and end when/if you find the deer. Tell them up front that its their responsibility to contact TWRA before tracking, and that you wont cross property lines without permission from owner -- and time spent seeking permission is time charged.
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#3390200 - 10/06/13 03:56 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
I would happily pay a reasonable rate for travel. I would go with the standard $.51 per mile. And an hourly fee for tracking. Start the clock when you start the dog, and end when/if you find the deer. Tell them up front that its their responsibility to contact TWRA before tracking, and that you wont cross property lines without permission from owner -- and time spent seeking permission is time charged.


Sound good, but I'd still charge a minimum. The above rate vs. $75, whichever is greater.
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#3390202 - 10/06/13 03:56 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: diamond hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
The bigger costs more because that way the guy trying to feed his family would pay much less.The trophy hunter would pay more for his big antlers.And yeah,any deer deserves to be found,callind a dog man would be last resort.


What if a meat hunter shoot a trophy buck?
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#3390230 - 10/06/13 04:16 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: Poser]
Poleaxe
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Probably be some good money in that. I don't ever charge for it though. That's my Great Danes favorite thing to do anyway. Although I've never had anybody ask me that wasn't local so it's hard to say.
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#3390241 - 10/06/13 04:18 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: Poser]
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Here's a list for reference. Right or wrong, there seems to be a highter premium for a tracking dog in the "golden triangle" area of south Texas.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399611&highlight=dog+tracking+list
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#3390361 - 10/06/13 05:39 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: Poser]
diamond hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
The bigger costs more because that way the guy trying to feed his family would pay much less.The trophy hunter would pay more for his big antlers.And yeah,any deer deserves to be found,callind a dog man would be last resort.


What if a meat hunter shoot a trophy buck?
Well then he should shoot better.
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#3390588 - 10/06/13 07:51 PM Re: What is the going rate? [Re: in the dog house!]
bass56
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In illonois the main guy there charges 500 flat rate and doesn't matter if he finds the deer. If its dead they find it IMO he found one for one of the Drury brothers daughters deer over 2 miles from the stand she shot it from
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