Friday, August 26, 2011 4:26 PM
I'm here. I'm here. We've been out taping like mad the last few days for North American Hunter-TV. I send these blogs to the IT guys via e-mail and they post them for me. I just happened to have a few minutes in the office this afternoon and was initially pleased to see one of my blogs actually got a few comments -- until I saw what some of the comments are...
North American Membership Group, the parent company of the North American Hunting Club, takes all comments about customer service seriously. However, it's difficult to act unless we're provided with specifics of the interaction -- when did you call, who did you talk to and what promises were made regarding service?
Yes, some of the NAHC's products are marketed via an on-approval process. This is disclosed in the information you received as a new member. However, you are never obligated to keep or pay for any of these items. If you don't want them, simply send them back with the materials provided.
Finally as to "who pays for Bill Miller's hunts" this topic has come up before in the forums and is actually addressed in the FAQ section there. When I'm hunting for my own enjoyment and satisfaction, I pay for everything myself -- travel, licenses, food, accommodations, outfitter (though most of my personal hunts are "on my own"), etc. And if it's not on the weekend, I'm taking my vacation time to do it. In early May I and three buddies went to Argentina to hunt doves on a trip I bought at a charity auction. We split the cost of the hunt and covered our own airfare, etc. This is how my personal hunting is always paid for -- out of my own pocket!
When I'm hunting for the magazine or television more than 95% of the expenses are covered by television sponsors or manufacturers who want to get the word out about their new products and technologies. I am simply among the group of media they are hosting to expose their products for coverage. The amount of "member dues" that pays for any of my hunting is virtually zero.
Now I'm about to head out and spend the weekend working on my personal gear to get ready for the seasons that are just around the corner. I can't wait! The report is that we're going to have one of the biggest duck flights of our lifetime this fall! I hope all of you are looking forward to great hunting this fall, too. --Bill Miller