That really depends on where you are interested in hunting. IF you come to the northeast, you'll pay about $1,000 to $1,500 for a weeks hunting. I'd add another $1,000 to cover non-residence license, flights, tips, taxidermy deposit and incidentals (providing you don't go loopy buying equipment). I can't speak for Western hunts, the other guys in this forum may be of some help. Here's where I'm going Sept. 2008, http://www.oxbowlodge.com
You can find hunts in Maine and Ontario for around a $1000, give or take about $300 including licenses. After that it's your costs of gear and travel. I'm guessing from texas you'll have just less than $2000 by the time you get a outfitter, lodging, food, licenses, and especially traveling in your case.
i understand the addictive.
i went black powder elk hunting with a friend that lives in NM in OCT. he had a bear tag
in NM you can run bears with dogs but can not bait.
Mt friend has a son that is a guide in NM and has a pack of bear dogs so that is probably what i will do next year.
we saw lots of large bear tracks while elk hunting, some around camp one mourning.
thanks guys for the info.
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