Canadian outfitters, who rely on American clients, have suffered devastating blows due to the unprecedented border closure due to COVID-19.
On one hand, I appreciate the perspective of a Canadian outfitter and what they're going through right now. It has to be tough.
On the other hand, I can't think of a more self serving and tone deaf article that I've read recently, from somebody that hasn't had to rely on his guide concession for income for 20 years. Referring to some clients as "deadbeats" was just icing on the cake. I'm sorry, but the price of hunts in Canada has vastly outpaced inflation for 10 years now, and if guys like Jim are crying broke selling $30k moose and $65k stone sheep hunts, I have questions about their ability to run a business.
(Full disclosure: I'm one of the unlucky ones that had a sheep hunt booked for 2020 in NWT, and my outfitter has been nothing but a joy to work with in getting my hunt rolled over. )