Originally Posted by jmr40
That is the type of thing I was talking about. Something like this could be done for around $5000-$10,000, probably closer to $5K. That is a lot of money for me, but I could probably justify it for a once in a lifetime experience. A DIY backpack hunt into a similar area could be done for under $2000, including driving from GA to one of the western states, especially if you are with a partner to share expenses. Of course the odds of success are lower without a guide.
We are doing a semi-backpack hunt in northwestern nebraska this fall for rifle. Tag is over the counter for $209, plus a $20 habitat stamp. We are just planning on backpacking around the Sandhills and chasing mulies... Their NF and wilderness areas aren't nearly as big as the wide open western states, but its cost effective and a change of scenery.