Public land is cheap, if you have access to some.
This year's Elk hunt will cost:
$50 - license
$200 - fuel (will be split 2-3 ways)
$75 - food, beverages, etc
And, that includes a gas-guzzling motor home hauling itself up several tough climbs in the mountains.
Where are you, and what is it you want to hunt?
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."