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Terms & Conditions, Deposits & Cancellations

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Trophy Quality
All big game trophies are guaranteed to make the Record Book. When Red Stag, Wapiti and Sika hunting, the hunter is NOT responsible for extra trophy fees if the animal is bigger than adjudged by the guide.

Deposit Policy
An immediate deposit of 25% is required to confirm dates. A further 25% is due by September 1 on the year before hunt. Your deposit can be sent by check to Alpine Hunting, PO Box 5236, Palmerston North, 4441, New Zealand.   

Payment Options
All hunts are charged in US Dollars and payments can be made by personal or bank check, wire transfer, Visa or MasterCard (+5% credit card fee).  For payments in camp checks are preferred.

Cancellation Policy
Alpine Hunting recommends hunt insurance in case of cancellation. If you cancel your hunt before November 1 on the year before you hunt, your deposit will be 100% credited toward a future hunt of the same contracted value. If you cancel after November 1 an immediate 50% loss of deposit will occur. The remaining 50% may be credited toward the same contracted hunt the following year in dates allocated by Alpine Hunting.  Cancellation within 90 days of the hunt will incur a total loss of deposit.

Minimum Booking Value
Due to popular demand during the rut when the red stags are roaring (mid-March thru mid-April), the minimum booking value taken is the SCI 350 - 375 red stag package, valued at US$7,500.  Multiple species packages can include a SCI 325 - 350 red stag.

Trophy Preparation For Export
Alpine Hunting arranges the preparation, expediting and shipping of your trophies through our professional taxidermist and shipping agent. We combine your hunt balance and shipping fees into your final balance at the end of your hunt. It takes approx. 90 days to get your trophies back to the US, indicative pricing available here.

Gratuities
US cash or 2 separate checks for gratuities – We are unable to process staff tips through the business so please come prepared if you are planning on tipping your Guide and the Lodge staff.  The usual Gratuities run around 10% of the total hunt value with it being split 2/3 to the guide and 1/3 to the lodge staff.  This is an indication of what is typical only and gratuities are totally at the discretion of the hunter and/or guest.

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