Never could afford out of state elk tags so I solved that by finding teaching jobs for my wife and I in western Wyoming! LOL I probably drop a grand a year on licenses, gas, tags etc when I lived in Nebraska. Hunted deer, antelope, upland birds and waterfowl, along with calling coyotes. I didn't count tree stands, guns etc because they where one time purchases and I could get some of my money back out of them by selling them. I'm hoping I can keep it about the same out here but gas prices are really causing me to look close home (2 to 3 hour radius) for elk and deer hunting. Luckily there is lots of public ground out here. I can't play with the big boys on a teachers salary but I get enough hunting in to keep my family in venison and me happy.