Where do you live. Lots of public land to hunt on for free here in Georgia and in most other states.
Couple of years ago I drove 1800 miles from GA to CO with 5 other guys for a mule deer hunt. Spent $300 for a tag, split the gas on 2 trucks, camped, cooked our own meals, carried our own meat off the mountain. Had a great time and spent well under $1,000. Going back this Fall except with a $500 elk tag. Just me and my wife this time, so it will cost more with no one to share expenses.
I do the same several times each year here in GA with virtually no expense. I camp on public land and hunt for 4-5 days at a time.