Code of Ethics
In the operation of an outfitted hunting business, a member of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) shall:
- Not advertise outfitting services unless he is a holder or permitted user of the allocation or waterfowl privilege to be used.
- Provide a contract describing the terms and conditions for each hunt.
- Not mislead or misinform a client when discussing the features of their outfitting area or activities.
- Maintain proficiency, responsibility and professional standards.
- Ensure safety is a priority at all times during the delivery of contracted services.
- Employ competent and knowledgeable guides and maintain supervision of their activities.
- Maintain the highest practical standards in food preparation and accommodations.
- Be familiar with and adhere to the rules and regulations that pertain to hunting and outfitting in Alberta.
- Cooperate and respect the reputation and business of fellow APOS members.
- Respect the rights and activities of resident hunters.
- Be willing to make restitution when at fault for breach of contract.
- Along with their employees, respect and maintain the reputation, standards and goals of APOS and not consciously or directly attempt to harm or discredit APOS.