There is one thing I think we all agree on is that the job ain't done til the last one is gone... I do things a bit different but in the end it likely works out about the same... My IN SEASON prices are cheaper than when the fur isn't worth anything... In season I'm gonna be chasing more than just beaver as well.
In season I run $75 setup, $40 a head, and $20 /trip within reason... I've had jobs where the last one eluded me and I didn't think it was fair to continue trip fees. Anything over 25 miles my trip fee goes up.
Out of fur season I run $75 setup, $80/head, and the same trip fees.
That Said my fees change based on the price of gas and how much time I have available as well.
The main difference is Paul is doing it full time and making a living at it, I don't have the same level of freedom as he does but I do have the luxury of waiting for the fur to be good in most cases or even swapping control for hunting rights. I personally think it depends on WHAT a person is wanting to do... 90% of my ADC beaver jobs will be during season unless they are causing real damage and must be gotten rid of asap... Makes me feel better knowing that most of the ones I whack serve a purpose other than just preventing damage. I also don't have thousands and thousands of acres that I'm responsible for preventing damage on, the largest farmer I do control for has just a bit over 700 acres in trees planted.
I bet there aren't a dozen or so folks on here that could actually do Paul's job, I know for sure I'd have trouble if I could somehow manage to not drop like a fly... Frankly I don't know that I'd want it if I could handle it...
Just a Dang Mountain Moron who says it's about time to get ready for fur season!
Ya can't fix stupid, not even with duct tape!