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Old 01-19-2008, 12:13 AM
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I agree, some hunts are rediculously priced, just because they know they can squeeze you and there's nothing you can do if you really want that hunt. For instance, Stone Sheep. You want that hunt, you pay through the nose! I'm talking $30,000 or better. Why? Because, as an alien non-resident they can stick it to you.
Thats exactly what made me think hunting getting expensive. Next month I am going to a FNAWS show. They have an auction and you should see what the prices of some sheep hunts go for! I want to go and bid on a goulds hunt. But I know I wont be bidding on a Stone Sheep hunt.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:17 AM
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I guess the solution would be to move to the state/province you want to hunt. Stay long enough to get a resident tag, then move to the next state/province! lol
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:28 AM
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but then you get into all the points and drawing stuff Monie. like it right here. but a hunting license, get your permit, go hunt. and no guarantee even being a resident you will ever draw the sheep hunt.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:31 AM
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I guess my point was, that if you're going to Canada, you must go with an outfitter, and they can really squeeze your wallet dry and there's nothing you can do about it, if you want to hunt a species that is only found there.

I understand what you're saying about points, and I agree. I'm looking at places to put in for this year, so I can start building points.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:03 AM
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Hunting is either in or not in your blood, what you get out of hunting is a personal thing, for what ever i have to pay for lic, or gear, i get my money's worth, some of my years are better than others, but the trophy is the experience, not what you kill..
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:42 AM
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I think it is too expensive, but what isn't in our current economy? If we want to do it, I guess we just pay the price and go on. Dollar wise local hunting has not changed much, other than land access issues. Where once you could count on gaining permission on almost any property you wanted, now it is all leased up either by outfitters or out of staters. If you want to have all the latest and greatest doodads and gadgets (and I usually do) then there is a lot of expense. But those doodads and gadgets aren't necessary for hunting in its purest form so in that sense we make it expensive for ourselves.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:33 AM
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Just for the resident licenses here it is well over $150 for all of the tags and such. Then you have to have a place to hunt. With the pressure of so many hunters with limited access to land and the demand for good outfitters and guides it is understandable to have higher prices for quality hunts. I don't like it but it is certainly understandable. My dream hunt will just have to wait.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:40 AM
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Hunting is either in or not in your blood, what you get out of hunting is a personal thing, for what ever i have to pay for lic, or gear, i get my money's worth, some of my years are better than others, but the trophy is the experience, not what you kill..
I think you're right, callmaker. Just being able to be out there is worth the trip. But those trips will be few and far between for me unless God chooses to bless me with a larger salary.

Some of my dream hunts, ones I think once would be a lifetime blessing, would be:

Elk
Caribou
Buffalo

I'm not THAT concerned with exotics, but the three above are hunts that I would love to have ONE chance to do in my lifetime.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:07 PM
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being an alien non-resident.......Monie, are you trying to tell us something? you don't look like an alien.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:25 PM
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It's just not hunting...everything is expensive!!!!
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