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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Connellsville, PA
Re: Best hunts for under $3000?
Are you talking about $3000 for the outfitters costs or total costs for the whole trip (licenses, travel expenses, butchering costs)?
You can DIY Elk hunt almost anywhere out west for under $3000 but most DIY hunts you'll usually end up eating your tag unless you're very lucky.
You can get a pack in wilderness hunt unguided for a reasonable price. The guide basically packs you in and out and you hunt on your own.
If you want better odds you can hunt antelope in WY or mulies in several states.
Licenses can run you from $300-750 for most deer or deer/elk. If you fly out you can count on $300-400 plus the cost of a rental. Other costs once you get out west are-food, gas butcher fees, shipping/transporting meat if you're flying.
In other words the total can really add up once you get all of the small things added in.
Born to hunt, forced to work!