How many of you guys pay for more than just your own?
This is the first time I've bought licenses for another person, and it made me want to gag. I love her, but yikes! Things add up quickly. Couldn't stomach putting her in for sheep, moose and goat too. Oh I guess no bear for either. I think it was $127 for her apps, on top of my $950 or so. At least kids get discounts on some of the big game licenses. At $10 for an elk license, it's got to be one of the cheapest forms of entertainment out there (plus gas).
I have always paid for my kids of course but my son moved into the adult bracket this year.He's working now and I will get some back but I feel bad doing it. I still pay for my daughter as she's alone raising my grandson and wouldn't be able to hunt any other way. They just get the basics though meaning deer, elk, and antelope, small game and fishing. I spend to much on myself in multiple states to afford anymore.
If I actually draw anything in Utah I'll really be hurting as they make it to easy to apply for too much with only the 10 dollar fee required up front.
I didn't even apply for doe antelope permits in Wyoming yet as I ran out of money and hope to get some later as leftovers. Shouldn't be a problem though.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...