We recently purchased some remote property, and given the great hunting opportunities in the area was considering doing some transporting or outfitting. We are building a cabin there as well as a couple of other smaller cabins, over time. What we were thinking about doing was providing transport services for hunters interested in hunting our area. Once on the property, at this moment in time, there would not be any lodging opportunities short of pitching their own tent and camping where they want. There would not be any guiding, as this is not what we are persuing at this time.
So, where does the line fall between transporting and outfitting? Seems the links provided on the state's website are kind of hit-or-miss with their regulations so it's hard to get a solid grasp on what would or would not be required if we were to persue either venture. I found some links on here from previous posts about guiding requirements, but again, guiding is not what we are looking to do. In the states there are "hunting clubs" where one pays their annual dues and shows up whenever they want during hunting season, signs in on a general board in the "club house" and goes to their selected stand. No transportation other than their own, no guiding, the only benefit you got out of this club was the assurance of being able to hunt somewhere other than the overly congested state lands.
What if we provided something of that nature? What if we just had a B&B situation, and the "guest" hunted if he/she so desired? And if they had their own transportation?? This is our land, here are our stands, good luck and have fun?
Before obtaining all the licenses and fees required, we just want to make sure we are following the right path!