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Have you ever donated a hunting/fishing trip/ dog handling lesson?

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I have done dog lessons with kids, and it is very rewarding.

Donated a duck hunt in the Butte Sink, and I must say nothing wen't like I expected. The guys paid 500 bucks, and I wanted them to get their money's worth. I was/am a volunteer for CWA, and we set a date. Looked at the weather, and it could not have been worse for killing birds. Tried to reschedule, but that was their weekend. Good guys, but very few shots fired. Ended up with a couple of teal, and a snow goose. Cooked them breakfast, and offered my trailer ( not a posh hunt obviously) to spend the night, and hunt the next day. They declined and were off to the Bay Area. I was a wreck-thinking I had not fulfilled my obligation.

They said they had a great time.:confused: I was elated, but will never do it again. Way too much pressure!

It gave me a whole new perspective on guiding. I can shoot ducks, and can catch Salmon in the best conditions, but when things are SLOW I ain't got the gift of gab. Long day in the boat or blind!

They obviously understood the donation thing, thank goodness!

Professional guides---you earn your money!
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Several years back Uncle Bill put up a 4 day Phesant hunt for 4 people, the benifit to go to HRC. There was a close finish to the auction and UB honoured both top bids! Cleo was one of the winners and she sent my son and I and two other close friends to South Dakota.

It was a 2 day drive up there and two days drive back, but man, UB really did himself proud as a host and as a guide. We all had a blast and the dogs loved it! The HRC Foundation got the biggest donation (I belive) from the event. Also, UB fed us too! It was a great time had by all.

As a bonus, it got me out of Cleo's hair for eight whole days also. Bill
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