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.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....