I have been looking into another out-of-state hunt. I go to WY every year, if I had to give up all deer hunting except one hunt, I would keep WY. I can't explain the enjoyment I get out there. Walk and stalk all day, no back tag or other stupid rules, seeing hundred plus deer a day. Just amazing. From the time we check in our hotel, our guns are uncased and loaded....walk across the street with gun slung on shoulder and into gas station...nobody looks twice at you. You just feel free. Walking for miles and not seeing another hunter, priceless.
I couldn't afford another hunt like WY each year but If I could find something half the price, I'd probably drop bowhunting and most of the gun season. Can't give up opening morning at the deer camp(tradition). A friend of mine has a place to hunt in Indiana and Missouri. They really get some nice bucks. The price of out of state license is less than $150. So you figure $100 buck for hotel or camp, 100 for gas, probably a long weekend hunt for under $500. With all the junk I spend in WI, I probably get close to 500. I'm seriously considering this if something isn't done with our herd. I know for a fact, my father, his GF, my uncle and cousins will not purchase a bow license next year.
It's really sad to think about giving up WI for awhile but what does a guy do? Hunted this morning, just a beautiful morning to hunt, saw nothing. Walked the property, one wondering buck track and two doe tracks, thats it. Giving up on this property this year, it can't handle a doe being taken off.
Mtnman, hows the hunting up there in the UP? You must hear a lot about it.