I am a researcher by heart and it drives my wife crazy at times. If I am going to spend a lot of money on an Outfitter then Outfitters Rating is the place I will begin.
Launched in 2010 the service is taking hold,
and becoming an influential voice in the outfitting industry. My wife is
thankful too, because now I will not have to spend so much time finding
This is a not for profit organization setup to help both the clients and outfitters. The service is free for Outfitters to register and free for the public to use.
For the outfitters this is a place to register and be scrutinized by past clients. If an outfitter is living up to his/her contract, giving and supplying everything that was promised then they will get good ratings. Look out though if they are not fulfilling contractual obligations.
Finding reputable Outfitters and Charters is not necessarily an easy task. Colourful brochures and a few testimonies do not necessarily make a good outfitter.
Many times clients have been duped into believing they are going to a five star hunting outfit only to be severely disappointed once they find the outfitter is unable or unwilling to deliver on services promised. Outfitters Rating is about to change that.
Prospective clients... you and me, want to know we are getting the most service for our dollar. Until now we had to rely on what the outfitter shows on his website or in the fancy brochure to determine if they are living up to the contracts. Pick up a brochure or look on a well-designed website it is easy to be fooled into thinking that what we see is what we get. Remember, we all have digital cameras and anyone can write a testimony.
Outfitters Rating will help. It does not matter where in the world you are planning to go hunting (or fishing, coming soon) the service is there for you. All you need to do is search by map, find the species you are interested in then look over the resulting surveys by outfitter.
The survey that are available for past clients to complete are based upon the following ten questions.
Quoted from Outfittersrating.com
The questions are rated on a scale of 1-10 and the scores are tallied and entered against the prospective outfitter.
Armed with information like this it is much easier to make the decisions about which outfitters to use.
Be sure to utilize this service BEFORE you send your deposit. Of course when you receive a survey after using one of the guides, it is very important that you participate and provide the information so others may benefit from your experiences