Isn't that the American Economics theme?but renting them like everything else in hunting is increasing in price dramatically
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.