I hear you sounds good to the ear, BUT what hook up with Hampton Inn? They aren't going to bite on this unless you have a manager who is a cousin to a guide. I couldn't even get Hampton Inn in Freeport to donate a room for 3 nights to a donated hunt I did. Tax forms corporate red tape. Bottom line is I jump thru all the hoops to get a properly licensed facility to partner with me do all the leg work and all they are going to care about is how much they going to make. Say I sell a tag for 10k. A hotel like that will want an accounting and want to see gross receipts. Guide insurance is hugely expensive, 1/52nd of that, fuel, meals, lodging, truck wear and tear, preseason scouting ect.... You are down to 3k profit quickly at best. Best case scenario divide that in half between the 2 businesses. $1500 for ten 18 hour days, not me. This is off the cuff to just a quick thought, but I have done a bunch of moose hunts and I bet I am close.
Say I can find a mom and pop place that is close to where I get a permit. Mom and Pop choose to do the lodging, food at their cost. The hunt is still on me and my truck and equipment at my cost. If I can tag out in 2 days then maybe I make good money but it is unlikely, and you cant run a business on maybes. I have learned the hard way to be worse case planning with estimating.
Its my understanding those details about who gets licenses ect are not spelled out YET. Lots of details left out and legislature is supposed to address them soon. I know that there has to be a lodge/meals license and a guides license. I know sportsmen can end this after just one season if they holler loud enough.
Puddlers,Divers,Seaducks. Thank goodness I live in Maine. Stripers,bluefish,tuna. Inland trout,salmon,and rivertripping.