Anywhere from a few hundred up to many thousands. It depends on what type of hunt you want. Want to hunt on private land, staying at night in a first-class lodge, with a one-on-one guide? Plan on spending $15,000 or more for a hunt like that.
Willing to hunt public land, sleep in a tent, and hunt on your own? Well then it will only cost you for transportation and the license. In Colorado the license is $250 for a cow or $490 for a bull.
Something in between these extremes will, of course, cost something in between.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....