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Llama Hunting - Prices 2021- Ouch

Sytes

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but renting them like everything else in hunting is increasing in price dramatically
Isn't that the American Economics theme?
Supply v demand... As a commodity gains popularity - prices rise. As that popularity confronts prices that reduce the desire and/or the initial trend has run it's course, the companies competition sets in and prices adjust.

I believe, specific to llamas, it's been a trend setter for backcountry use. Prices find that resistance line and correct... for the most part... or happy go lucky government inflates the reduced dollar value and minimum wages, etc increase... everything is relative (for the most part).

While I agree, 1 horse, 1 llama has its issue - I've personally seen it (horses/mules) many occasions. The frequency of your posts @wllm1313 is extraordinary in comparison to the vast majority - maybe even beyond ANY OTHER HUNT TALK MEMBER . 1700 posts a year. Not knocking your interest and I mostly enjoy your commentary. However, it may just be your frequency confronts many more than the average HT member and your proclamation that your getting tired of... is symptomatic of your frequency. ;) :)

Cheers. I agree. prices are out of this world. I think full fledged guided outfitters have a bit of a market as it caters towards those with the $$$ and beckons those once every X years budgeted savings type non resident hunters. Whereas llama rentals... I believe rentals find their way to eventual match w/ cost of living values.
 

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Isn't that the American Economics theme?
Supply v demand... As a commodity gains popularity - prices rise. As that popularity confronts prices that reduce the desire and/or the initial trend has run it's course, the companies competition sets in and prices adjust.

I believe, specific to llamas, it's been a trend setter for backcountry use. Prices find that resistance line and correct... for the most part... or happy go lucky government inflates the reduced dollar value and minimum wages, etc increase... everything is relative (for the most part).

While I agree, 1 horse, 1 llama has its issue - I've personally seen it (horses/mules) many occasions. The frequency of your posts @wllm1313 is extraordinary in comparison to the vast majority - maybe even beyond ANY OTHER HUNT TALK MEMBER . 1700 posts a year. Not knocking your interest and I mostly enjoy your commentary. However, it may just be your frequency confronts many more than the average HT member and your proclamation that your getting tired of... is symptomatic of your frequency. ;) :)

Cheers. I agree. prices are out of this world. I think full fledged guided outfitters have a bit of a market as it caters towards those with the $$$ and beckons those once every X years budgeted savings type non resident hunters. Whereas llama rentals... I believe rentals find their way to eventual match w/ cost of living values.
Totally it’s just economics, and like any business owners llama outfitters absolutely deserve to profit from their investments. They should charge exactly what the market allows.

To your second point, perhaps...though... did you see the d-baggery on snowys thread...🤦‍♂️

We, family and friends, have discussed going in on stock and sharing the cost.

I think the sweet spot for llamas is 3 per elk. Maybe if you just aren’t in shape and hunting a couple miles in you could get away with packing out 2 elk with two, but if you’re the kinda guy that drags sleds 20 miles into the bob, and you attempt those shenanigans with llamas you are going to have a llama rebellion midway through the first packout.
 

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did you see the d-baggery on snowys thread
No... I've not. I (we) know Snowy knows his chit. I take it, from your comment) the poster(s) within this thread may be setting his/their own stray path. If so... blah! Haha! I can not keep up with reading post after post within each thread. My bad(?), if that's the case. :)
 

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Every time I think about llamas, I think of coming back from a stalk to find a lead rope, a puddle of blood and a grizzly bear with a full stomach.
They look handy, but they look like a perfect snack for nature.
“feed” one to the bears, have someone rear end you on the travel, have one get hurt packing a load...and your short $5k per llama. Same thing for horses usually too. Part of the rental agreement.

When I rented llamas, I was told they are hard or next to impossible to catch if they get free. It is a bad feeling to come back to camp and see that they pulled the center post out of the ground. Been there. Thankfully they were feeding and two were tethered together. Didn’t get too far before the combined leads got on the opposite sides of a bush.
 
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