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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...