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.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...