policies

 

Racknine Outdoors is not your typical hunting Outfitter.  Like many other operations who's goals are to pump as many clients through their properties to see a increase in their revenue, we simply do not operate that way.  Racknine could handle 10-12 people per hunt but we don't.  We choose to  limit the number of hunters we take and the number of hunts we offer, to allow for a more personable experience and limit the pressure on the wildlife.  Racknine Outdoors objectives are not to become wealthly. First and most importantly we are Wildlife managers who enjoy sharing the outdoors with others and seeing the joys it brings them.   What to expect from us.   All of our hunts are 100% fair chase.  These are wild animals, which means there are NO GUARANTEES.  We sell hunts not deer! There are many factors outside our control that can have a positive or negative impact on wildlife and their behaviors such as weather conditions, changing migratory, breeding patterns, forage, clients skills, and many other factors.  We are committed to providing you with the best hunting experience that we can.  Not everyone will tag out, but our guides will always be professional, keep a positive attitude, and will provide knowledge and equipment necessary for a safe and enjoyable trip.   We expect you to have a positive attitude, abide by any and all rules of Racknine Outdoors LLC, Local, State, and Federal game laws and to conduct yourself in a safe manner at all times.  Treat Racknine Outdoors LLC staff and other guests the same way you would any other member of your hunting party.


Billing Policies


  1.  All booked hunts have 7 days to pay a 50% deposit from date commitment. The remaining balance is due immediately upon arrival in the form of cash.  Any other form of payment must be received  7 days  prior to arrival.  All credit card transactions will have a 3% fee applied.
  2. All deposits are non-refundable.  If a hunt needs to be cancelled due to an emergency, or with a 60 day notice,  deposits will be applied for booking at a future date.  You must rebook within 365 days of your cancelled hunt or you forfeit your deposit totally.   If you are booking a hunt for multiple people and the hunt has to be cancelled and rescheduled the deposits you paid do not combine. (EXAMPLE- John books a hog hunt for 3 guys the deposit total is $825.  John has to cancel the hunt due to work. So now John has 3 separate deposit credits of $275 and most book 3 hunts again within a year.  If he only books 2 then he looses that 3rd deposit.)  


Hunting Policies

Racknine Outdoors LLC trophy standards are:

  1. Kentucky deer  hunters have a 130 class minimum.  Anything less than the 130 minimum will be subject to a $500 fine on the spot unless approved by Terry Garrett.  If your deer is unrecovered and Terry determines that the deer will die your hunt is over.  *For quick review http://deerpros.com/qdma-tips/field-scoring-made-easy/ 
  2. Alabama deer  hunters have a 8pt minimum preferably 3.5yrs old.  Anything less than the 8pt minimum will be subject to a  $500 fine on the spot unless approved by Terry Garrett.  If your deer is unrecovered and Terry determines that the deer will die your hunt is over. *For quick review http://deerpros.com/qdma-tips/field-scoring-made-easy/ 
  3. Turkeys Kentucky or Alabama must be mature Toms.  Jakes or Hens will be subject to a $250 fine on the spot unless approved by Terry Garrett.
  4. Everyone will unload their firearms before leaving their hunting spot and handle them as if they are loaded at all times. No loaded firearms permitted in any Racknine’s Staff vehicles or in the lodges.  We take safety seriously and will give a warning first.  2nd offense your hunt will be over and asked to leave.
  5. No one will be permitted to leave their stand for any reason other than a emergency.  We do not allow hunters to get down and walk around.  This only causes unnecessary pressure to the hunting area.  This is also to ensure the safety of our hunters and staff.  If you are caught out of your stand you will be givien a warning first.  2nd offense your hunt will be over and asked to leave.
  6. If you shoot a deer 1- call or text your guide 2- stay in the stand until they arrive and they can retrieve or track your deer.  The last thing you want to do is push a deer.
  7. Currently there is no fee for wounded or unfound game.  Although we will make every effort possible to  recover lost or wounded game if determined by Terry Garrett that the game will not survive, your hunt will be over and that is considered your tag.
  8. Non-hunting companions are welcome if space is available for $100/day.  Hunters take priority over nonhunters.
  9.  All photos and footage taken by clients during the hunt maybe be used by Racknine Outdoors LLC unconditional and without fee.  
  10. Clients are solely responsible for their own gear and personal belongings. Racknine Outdoors LLC is not liable.

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ALABAMA

The welcome packet has a lot of useful information in it.  Most of the questions you have can be answered by reading the packet.  A packing list is included.  Please download, read, fill out, sign and date the forms.  Either email back to rack9outdoors@gmail.com or mail to Racknine Outdoors LLC 2225 Hwy 82 S Jefferson, GA 30549 

Licenses can be bought at https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dcnr_license/welcome.action

KENTUCKY

 The welcome packet has a lot of useful information in it.  Most of the questions you have can be answered by reading the packet.  A packing list is included.  Please download, read, fill out, sign and date.  Either email back to rack9outdoors@gmail.com or mail to Racknine Outdoors LLC 2225 Hwy 82 S Jefferson, GA 30549 

Licenses can be bought at https://app.fw.ky.gov/solar/