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Old 12-22-2016, 07:17 AM   #1
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I have hunted NM or Colorado about 27 times and typically ask friends if they want to go and most would like to but a lot of times back out for one reason or another. Im sure there are a lot of folks on here that want to as well but talk themselves out of it as well. Im guessing most answers will be something like
Cost, no clue where to start ( planning ), not sure how to apply.
Let me tell ya this, if you have never hunted out of state you absolutly have to give it a try. Its worth the research, the phone calls, all the time to learn the process. And it absolutely does not have to break the bank.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
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Time is the big factor for me.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:27 AM   #3
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I had a trip all planned out with a good friend to Alaska for a Moose hunt and he was murdered before we could go. Some of you probably new him Larry Sifford He had a small bow shop in El Campo.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:34 AM   #4
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Money and Time .......Would love to go somewhere, but with 3 young boys it's kind of hard to do.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:34 AM   #5
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I had a trip all planned out with a good friend to Alaska for a Moose hunt and he was murdered before we could go. Some of you probably new him Larry Sifford He had a small bow shop in El Campo.
Now thats terrible
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:49 AM   #6
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Money is the main thing thats held me back. One of these days itll happen.

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Old 12-22-2016, 07:54 AM   #7
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Money + time. I'm a teacher, so not only is the pay mediocre, but my time off falls during the summer, eliminating a lot of the hunting opportunities I'd consider looking into.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:55 AM   #8
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:55 AM   #9
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Scared...........and the freinds I have asked are wusses.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:58 AM   #10
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If money is the biggest issue i assure you you already have 99% of the equipment
You need and the tags a reasonable. Travel expenses are not terrible especially if you can go with a couple other folks.
Make a plan and find a way to get it done. The adventure is worth every headache
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:59 AM   #11
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Money + time. I'm a teacher, so not only is the pay mediocre, but my time off falls during the summer, eliminating a lot of the hunting opportunities I'd consider looking into.
That is one of those careers that make it nearly impossible.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:00 AM   #12
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Time and money.

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:02 AM   #13
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The only place I've ever hunted outside of Texas was in Wisconsin. That was not really hunting, so much as population control for one of my Mom's cousin (he's a corn farmer, and deer are pests up there)

I dream of western hunts for elk and muley's. I just can't afford it. I will go and hunt Montana / Wyoming / Idaho before I'm too feeble to do so. It is becoming a priority for me now, and I plan to book a hunt for my 45th birthday.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:03 AM   #14
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Money + time. I'm a teacher, so not only is the pay mediocre, but my time off falls during the summer, eliminating a lot of the hunting opportunities I'd consider looking into.
I was studying a masters of teaching when that really hit me and I decided a career wasn't worth sacrificing the one thing I really love.

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:06 AM   #15
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I've never hunted in state
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:08 AM   #16
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For me it'd be out of country, I would love to hunt the states (Texas whitetail is a dream) but I've got flights, car hire, food, accommodation and shipping if I'm so lucky that's going to be $3-4k. Then you got guide fees on top so just about double it.

It's just easier for me to stick to public land or hunt swaps more locally than head over.

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:11 AM   #17
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I finally have my first out of state hunt planned for next year. A friend and I are going to be chasing Mule Deer in Nebraska. This opportunity just kind of fell in my lap. We are staying with a family friend of my buddy's who is going to show us around and at least point us in the right direction. The hunting itself will be pretty much DIY from the way I understand it. I'm really looking forward to it!
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:14 AM   #18
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:22 AM   #19
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I haven't and it's due to a lack of funds


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Old 12-22-2016, 08:39 AM   #20
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Just hasn't come together yet. I got drawn with a buddy for New Mexico antelope a few years back. Before the trip I changed jobs, and there was no way I could take off a week in the middle of august (I'm in hvac). My buddy went alone and killed one with his bow the first day there.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:50 AM   #21
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No desire. Too many in state opportunities to throw money at.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:01 AM   #22
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Me.

Just because I was younger and didn't have a influence to go.

I plan on starting applications this year to start heading west.

Whitetails were fun but now I would rather throw most of my time/money into the West then in state.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:47 AM   #23
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Have yet to make it out west or anywhere out of state for that matter... Mainly it's been a learning process for me as I had no one in the family that influenced hunting for me. I only started hunting in late '07 so it's been an adventure trying to learn most of it on my own.

As with a lot of others, I hear friends or acquaintances mention they want to go but when it come to the nut cutting it never happens. Not bashing them, just saying it has not come together. I have decided to do a solo dyi hunt and will hopefully be doing that or as a last resort finding an outfitter this coming year.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:52 AM   #24
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The timing has always been bad when I've had the opportunity. Either the lack of money or time prevented it. When I've had the time and money, I can't find enough people to go to keep the cost down...maybe one of these days I'll be able to go on a out of state elk hunt.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:53 AM   #25
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I never have hunted out west. I don't have anyone to go with (I hunt whitetail with my dad still and he is too old now) and I am not going that far out in the boonies by myself. I have been considering a guided hunt because of this.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:55 AM   #26
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For those saying money is the reason, leases in Texas cost more than a DIY hunt will.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:57 AM   #27
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No desire to go hunt somewhere else. We talked about trying an elk hunt, but it's not high on my list. I do hunt waterfowl out of state though.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:58 AM   #28
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For those saying money is the reason, leases in Texas cost more than a DIY hunt will.
Not to mention, once you get an elk back to TX, you have the same amount of meat if you shot 4-5 deer in TX.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:59 AM   #29
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I finally have my first out of state hunt planned for next year. A friend and I are going to be chasing Mule Deer in Nebraska. This opportunity just kind of fell in my lap. We are staying with a family friend of my buddy's who is going to show us around and at least point us in the right direction. The hunting itself will be pretty much DIY from the way I understand it. I'm really looking forward to it!
I was hoping for a Nebraska Sandhills mule deer hunt next year but it's not looking good.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:59 AM   #30
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For those saying money is the reason, leases in Texas cost more than a DIY hunt will.
I'm sure some leases are more $$$ but there's not anything cheap about out of state hunting.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:01 AM   #31
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Not to mention, once you get an elk back to TX, you have the same amount of meat if you shot 4-5 deer in TX.
ONCE is the key word. I know lots of people who have gone and did a DIY hunt, success rates are very, very low.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:03 AM   #32
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For those saying money is the reason, leases in Texas cost more than a DIY hunt will.
I would have to keep my deer lease if it came down to on or the other.
I hunted pheasants and ducks in Kansas for several years and it was always a great experience. We would go for the week and most trips we would see some really nice bucks and ocassionally we would see a monster.

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Old 12-22-2016, 10:05 AM   #33
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I'm sure some leases are more $$$ but there's not anything cheap about out of state hunting.
I shot a mule deer and pronghorn for $700. Travel and gear put me at 1K. That's when I was considered a nonressy, now it's cheaper since I switched over.

Please tell me of a good lease that can be commonly had for that .
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:08 AM   #34
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I shot a mule deer and pronghorn for $700. Travel and gear put me at 1K. That's when I was considered a nonressy, now it's cheaper since I switched over.

Please tell me of a good lease that can be commonly had for that .
Where at? Probably in your home state, not far from where you live. What would it cost me from south central Texas to drive up there and do the same? And there are way more leases out there than you think. You just don't hear about them.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:16 AM   #35
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It is a combination of time and money.

For a DIY hunt, I could pull together the money. But I would be lost in trying to get it done right; I'd have to spend a lot of time trying to get everything together. Plus, I'd need to find somebody to go, etc.

For a Guided hunt, the money is just prohibitive.

I've reached the point where I'd like to do an out of state hunt for Elk, Mule deer, or Black Bear. But the logistics are a bit overwhelming on a DIY. I've read the articles on how to do it, but even so, you can tell they are glossing over a bunch of stuff.

Then there is the biggest factor of time, and that is I have a family and out of state hunts are week long events and I just don't feel it is fair to go off for a week and leave my wife and 2 kiddos by themselves. I'd feel obligated to trade off time elsewhere, which would be the handful of weekends where I do that during WT season. So... do I want to trade WT season for 1 weeklong Elk hunt???
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:20 AM   #36
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Never.

Time and money as said above
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:20 AM   #37
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Hunted NM several times, Cloudcroft and Cuba areas back when an out of state license only cost $48. Definitely God's country out there in the mountains.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:37 AM   #38
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As mentioned time, money and family. I can swing a couple grand for an amazing week hunting, but I need to spoil the wife and kids for a couple of years first!

" I have a family and out of state hunts are week long events and I just don't feel it is fair to go off for a week and leave my wife and 2 kiddos by themselves. I'd feel obligated to trade off time elsewhere,"

Maybe when the kids are grown, right now my time off is precious
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:42 AM   #39
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I havent money is the major and only factor
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:53 AM   #40
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For those saying money is the reason, leases in Texas cost more than a DIY hunt will.
Hence the reason I dont have a lease anymore either
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:14 AM   #41
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I havent. Money would be the main reason I guess.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:18 AM   #42
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I have fully planned three trips and had everyone back out. Honestly thinking about just going on my own next year.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:22 AM   #43
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mostly the expense i can find the time , that and being away from home for extended periods,,, after 31 years my wife still likes to have me around the house!....
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:26 AM   #44
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I hope to hunt out of state at least once every year for the foreseeable future.

A DIY elk hunt in Colorado can easily be had for under 1000 bucks. Buy an OTC tag for 650 bucks and go hunt the millions of acres of public land. Use the remaining 350 for gas and incidentals. Sure it may take a little time driving to get up there. Sure it will take some effort and research. Sure the success rates are relatively low. But it's far from "expensive" in the grand scheme of things. Save 100 bucks a month from now until September and it will be paid for.

I did this exact thing in September. I go solo almost every year. I wouldn't worry about not having a parter. Heck, lots of places have cell service and plenty of roads throughout. It ain't like being dropped off in a bush plane 100 miles from people in Alaska.

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Old 12-22-2016, 11:26 AM   #45
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I have fully planned three trips and had everyone back out. Honestly thinking about just going on my own next year.
I have been by myself a couple times and its not a big deal. Just get a little boring around the camp fire
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:28 AM   #46
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As mentioned time, money and family. I can swing a couple grand for an amazing week hunting, but I need to spoil the wife and kids for a couple of years first!

" I have a family and out of state hunts are week long events and I just don't feel it is fair to go off for a week and leave my wife and 2 kiddos by themselves. I'd feel obligated to trade off time elsewhere,"

Maybe when the kids are grown, right now my time off is precious
You and Swamprabbit hit the nail on the head, as far as my situation goes. I had an opportunity to go on an elk hunt with a friend and his father-in-law about 6 years ago and was planning on tagging along to learn the ropes. A week later we happily found out my wife was pregnant, so I backed out. 2 boys and a baby girl on-the-way later, here I am. At this point I'd be doing good to find an affordable place close to the house to take my kids to more than just a couple of times a year, especially since my oldest is 5 now, and hopefully when they're older I'll be in a position to go on some awesome out of state adventures with them.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:28 AM   #47
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I would encourage anyone who has ever wanted to go out of state to save a little and make the time. Like I mentioned before, you probably already have the stuff to make the trip. No need to buy a bunch of special things. The cost of the tags and gas and a cooler full of food.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:38 AM   #48
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The number one reason I'm nervous about hunting out of state is because I've hunted Texas public land. I would hate to travel out of state to watch 1/2 dozen hunters "stalk"(aka spook) hunting.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:39 AM   #49
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For me it'd be out of country, I would love to hunt the states (Texas whitetail is a dream) but I've got flights, car hire, food, accommodation and shipping if I'm so lucky that's going to be $3-4k. Then you got guide fees on top so just about double it.

It's just easier for me to stick to public land or hunt swaps more locally than head over.

I've got a buddy in Australia that shoots roos like it's going out of style. Shot some cool goats too.
And gets to hunt new zealand as a family member guides there and puts him on the animals...y'all have some pretty cool hunting over there...
He just got a few guns(explained all the loops he had to jump through) and is mainly a bow hunter. He's been there for about 8years now, he was born with dual citizenship
Unless you know someone in Texas hunting can get expensive, we do have public land but nothing like the western states
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:41 AM   #50
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The number one reason I'm nervous about hunting out of state is because I've hunted Texas public land. I would hate to travel out of state to watch 1/2 dozen hunters "stalk"(aka spook) hunting.
if you get off the roads a little its not bad. I have walked a few miles in and did not see another hunter for days
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