Frederick says he is outlawing this kind of tipping policy, and he is so sure he can make the prohibition stick that he is offering a free hunt to any hunter who is not allowed to shoot the biggest ram he sees. Here is how he described the policy in an e-mail near press time:
I have heard hunters around the world tell me they are tired of tipping policies that keep them from shooting the largest ram they see on sheep hunts in Asia and elsewhere. They tell me their guides are telling them on arrival that it costs more to shoot a big ram or big rams are saved for a special hunt or one cannot shoot a particular ram because another hunter is coming in next week etc. etc.
We at Ameri-Cana Expeditions have decided we have had enough. We have contacted our outfitters and told them that all our clients should be able to shoot any ram that they are physically capable of shooting, no matter how big it is. I've told them I do not want any of our hunters not to be allowed to shoot. If for any reason one of my clients is not allowed to shoot the ram of his choice, it will be the last hunt I book with that outfitter. Moreover, I'm prepared to give the hunter involved a FREE HUNT. I plan to advise my clients not to shoot........(continued)