The payouts are divided up and paid out by whomever is running the Calcutta. Of course you may bid on yourself. If you enter the calcutta and no one bids on you, you must pay the minimum and buy yourself anyway.1st- do you repay the bidder that got you when you shoot poorly
2nd- you have the option to bid on yourself, you don't have to split the winnings
But in the world of birds where big money is spent the buyer gets 90% and the shooter 10%.I think the idea of changing the split might have backfired on them a bit. I know it kind of galls me to do all the work and if I do well only get 30 %. Seems most of the big Calcutta events have kind of went downhill. Jmho.
You are welcome . BTW one thing I forgot to mention was a "WILD CARD" . In that case somewhere in the process , usually early on, bidders may bid on a wild card, meaning once they win that bid they can pick ANY shooter they wish. Those usually go for a pretty penny if there are some "Big Dogs" in the mix.Thanks to you both!