View Full Version : Low $ Hunts for non residents

September 25, 2009, 01:27 PM
As outdoorsmen outselves we probably know all the best things to hunt and places to hunt them in our area of the world, so I am posting this here looking for input.

The area I live in is very blessed to have big deer, moose, and bear BUT you only get to hunt 1 deer per year, 1 bear per year, and drawing a moose tag can take 10 years.

I want to hunt MORE, but I can't afford to travel the world staying at expensive lodges and buying $500 licences.

Does anyone know of some fun, low $ hunts in the northern part of the US (mid continent to eastern seaboard) or Canada....and these are "non resident hunts" of course, so that often makes a big difference in cost.

I'll love anything with a high success rate even if the animals are not trophy book material. Deer, bear, turkey, hogs....its All good ;)

September 25, 2009, 02:23 PM
Coyote!!!! Iowa isn't cheap for non-residents but many other states will get you a license for a song.


September 25, 2009, 02:43 PM
If anybody made the efort to get to my area I would sort somthing out for them.

September 25, 2009, 03:38 PM
For some reason I think that Wyoming Antelope is a pretty good value, but I could have just made that up...

srt 10 jimbo
September 26, 2009, 07:02 PM
Can Hunt Hog in Florida and you dont need a license.:)

September 26, 2009, 08:09 PM
300, Our 10 day out of state permit is very affordable... around here you are best served to also buy an "Eglin permit" and hunt "the reservation". I think this grants you a 2 per day limit as a resident gets. 4 total in possession but fully butchered you can have all the venison you want i think.

September 26, 2009, 08:25 PM
Pennsylvania and Virginia have vast amounts of public land available. NR licenses are around $100 for deer in Pa. I was searching for guides a couple of years back for the Shenendaoh Nat. Forest region of Western Va and $700 was a realistic price for a guided hunt. The Adirondack Mts of NY have guided hunts starting at $500. Also, for something different, the Eastern Shore of Maryland has Sika deer available. Not very expensive guided, but there is some public land there as well. Just a couple thoughts.

September 26, 2009, 08:27 PM
$7oo bones? Heck, you buy the beer and groceries and I will lead in any one...:D

Brian Pfleuger
September 26, 2009, 08:33 PM
Adirondack deer hunts are anything but high percentage. Some areas of NY might have public land success rates as high as 20%, maybe. Guided hunts may have higher success rates but doubtfully in the adirondacks. The mountains have the lowest deer population in all of NY.

September 26, 2009, 08:36 PM
If a Boone and Crockette record is your seek than my area is tuff going but if brown deer down is paramount... we got numbers...:D

September 27, 2009, 03:59 PM
Hey Brent, German Shepard sized don't count! :) LOL Heck, Aren't Iowa coon bigger than FL deer?


September 27, 2009, 04:06 PM
LK, Yeah we have a crap load of 125-150 pound "basket rack" bucks But we have our 160-180 pound "bruisers" as well:D

September 27, 2009, 08:11 PM
You should make PA a regular stop for hunting. You can get a small game/fall turkey/spring gobbler/buck tag for $100 and throw in another $20 for your doe tag. I don't know off the top of my head what a NR bear tag is but I'm guessing probably around $30. We have the highest population of deer outside of Texas, and enough public hunting land to satisfy whatever area you like to hunt. Make a couple trips throughout the summer to find a nice Gameland and scout where you want to hunt and all you have to do if find a comfortable hotel to stay while you're here. Where I hunt we have a good number of NR hunters that we see year after year, mostly from WV, OH, and NY.

September 27, 2009, 09:53 PM
For some reason I think that Wyoming Antelope is a pretty good value, but I could have just made that up...

I think so too. My two non-resident Doe/Fawn tags this year were under $100 combined (including the draw fees) A Buck Antelope tag wil run you about $285 I believe, but, for a non-resident tag, thats still a pretty good deal.

October 1, 2009, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the good tips guys, I will have to look into some of those. The florida idea might be doable for me, a friends father has a winter house down there somewhere. He picked it up for pennies from a bamk forclosure sale.
The deer will look tiny compared to what I usually hunt, but hey, sometimes its fun to hunt for numbers over trophies... and I think hogs would be great fun. Someone said there is no licence required, is there a bag limit? or any particular area in florida to go after them that is more suited to a non resident wondering around looking for hogs to shoot?

Jack O'Conner
October 12, 2009, 08:46 PM
Maryland. 10 deer per license but two must be bucks.

Numerous parklands and state forests are open to hunting. We hunt with our bows at Pretty Boy Reservoir NW of Baltimore. Shotgun slug guns and muzzle-loaders are common in Maryland management zones. This photo was taken at a county park that I choose to keep to myself. HINT: best access to remotest portion by canoe.

Maryland is friendly to non-residents. Deer season is quite long. Check it out!!



October 12, 2009, 09:45 PM
Come to OK for a hog hunt. Hog hunters do not need a license here.

October 15, 2009, 08:40 AM
wow, you guys have some great suggestions...no licence hogs, 10 deer to a season...I am SO jealous!
Once I start handloading I might even be able to afford the gas to come down and check some of these places out ;)