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    Zero Guide Fees

    I receive a post card for this. It's basically you pay a fee for each species and when you draw they pay your outfitter fees. It's for AZ.

    Thought you might like to see this.

    https://zeroguidefees.com/find-out-more

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    What a crock of crap..... The website looks like something I designed for my first computer web design project in 1993...

    I wouldn't invest my money in anything like that...but that's just me.

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    Oh man! That's such a great deal. It's only $300 a year for one animal and if you want to hunt say deer and elk it would only be $650 a year for the 10-20 years it would take for a non-res to draw a good tag. That's one heck of a bargain!

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    There is a similar deal offered in MT, for much less, on the Missouri River Breaks. It's actully an intriguing idea, if you are sitting on a pile of points like some of us.

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    The Zero Guide Fees is done by Travis McClendon. His dad, John McClendon, is a very quality person and a fantastic elk guide, but he is older now and I am not sure how much guiding he does. I had the privilege of hunting with his dad for a day or two. I hunted with Travis the remainder of the hunt. I would have preferred to continue with John, but he had other commitments.

    The issue with the Zero Guide Fees is this. Depending on the number of points you have, their system determines which hunts you qualify for. If you draw a hunt other than they program offers to you, the program does not apply. I set-up a profiles with them for my wife and I and saw the hunts offered for my wife (who had 7 elk points) and myself (I had 17 elk points). In either scenario, we would have had to apply for tags that would have likely taken many years to draw. I received several calls after signing up for a profile and ask that they remove my profile. In the long run, I don't know that we would have saved any money, and may have even lost money. Also, if I were to use an outfitter again in AZ, I would likely choose to go a different direction.

    My impression in the end, it's kind of a gimmick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    What a crock of crap..... The website looks like something I designed for my first computer web design project in 1993...

    I wouldn't invest my money in anything like that...but that's just me.
    not commenting on the zero fees, but be careful when assuming quality website means quality service.

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    Only benefit I can see is that it will spread the cost out (likely the same or higher) over many years so your wife doesn't get sticker shock when you finally draw lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    so your wife doesn't get sticker shock when you finally draw lol.
    Makes me laugh!!! I have a little saying taped on the inside of my gun safe...."When I leave this earth, don't let my wife sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them"!

    Sorry ...I don't mean to highjack the thread, but I couldn't help it.
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    I find it hard to believe this is an actual business. Can people just not save on their own?

    So I give these guys money. They take a percentage of my money for their fee. Eventually, they take my money, minus their fee, and pay an outfitter with my remaining money. Awesome.

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    So it's like a hunting timeshare.

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