The Professional Hunter’s Responsibilities
The professional hunter is the person who physically guides a client in the hunting area to hunt an animal to obtain a trophy.
The Professional Hunter sees to it that his client does not hunt contrary to the provisions of the law.
He does not receive any remuneration from the client for services rendered. The client remunerates the hunting-outfitter for services and trophies, who in turn pays the professional hunter.
He does not recruit clients or offer his services to a client directly, he works for a hunting outfitter who recruits and presents services to the client.
The Hunting-Outfitter’s Responsibilities
The Hunting Outfitter recruits the client through advertisements or by other means.
Although the professional hunter oversees the hunting camp and sees to the skinning and handling of the trophies, and at times provides transport on a hunting trip, it does not exempt the Hunting Outfitter from his overall responsibility to his client.
In many cases the professional hunter and the Hunting Outfitter are the same person and therefore responsible for the combined duties and functions and must also be in possession of both permits to operate as professional hunter and as hunting outfitter.