If you have never been on a guided hunt you need to think about it. On my bear hunt in British Colombia I was just as much of a hunter as I am when I go out by my self. But the outfitter knew where to go instead of me having to spend week, and or months trying to research the area. I was a active participant as far as glassing and trying to locate a bear, I even was able to point out a few things that the guide didn't see. But the real nice thing about it was the very little work that I had to do around camp. When I got up in the morning coffee was already made and breakfast was being made. By the time that I was done with breakfast the horses were saddled and my lunch was ready for me to place into my backpack. When I returned the horses were taken care of while I was changing into some drier clothing. Then while I relaxed a little supper was cooked.looking to add my wife and I for DEA but really have to decide about Sheep/Moose? Hilltop brings up a very realistic option that could at least be a planned trip in the future. i have really just hoped for a DIY type lower 48 moose hunt, and in all honesty its my wife that is most interested in a moose!
In Wyoming there are almost 12,000 non residents with moose points in line for less than 30 bull permits yearly. Suggesting it will only be a decade worth of points is laughable. At $150 per point currently and a $2,000 tag fee it is not a cheaper option if a person wants any realistic chance at hunting. People would be crazy to start into this system as they would have a very low chance of drawing in their lifetime while wasting thousands of dollars. I only have a few hundred people ahead of me and my chances of getting a tag in the next 20 years is extremely low. My only chance really would be if they changed the system to a random and then my chances would still be very low.preference points for a decade are way cheaper than a diy alaskan float hunt, that requires planes. I had $10,000 into my remote moose hunt, and i did all the cooking and guiding and rowing and, and... I also, had 10 into a remote float with the wife. The hunting side does add some coin.
The cost of a guided alaskan moose hunt is up there.
preference points are cheap. They may not guarantee a hunt, but you won't miss a meal because you bought some.
53 years and that person still has thousands of people in front of them and is pushing 70 years old. They might outlive everyone and draw in their late 80s or 90s. I also think we all know pricing will continue to go up as well. It has doubled just in the last 10 years.I am not in love with wyoming hunting, like a lot of people on this board. So i don't even pretend to pay attention to how wyoming plays there game. What i do know is, that you can buy points for 53 years and still not equal the cost of the hunt. So points may not be the way to go on certain species, but as a whole they are cheap. but i am lucky and i live in a western state that has otc hunting and do go deer and elk hunting every year. 75% of my non resident hunting has been alaska, so it has always been expensive, and throw my sheep fetish in and it gets real expensive. And go ahead and have fun with that one.