Yup...it'll be costly but unavoidable. Lately its been right at $.25 per mile to feed fuel to my truck so that'd be about $600 for fuel. I guess this year I may keep a little bit of the meat to snack on the way back. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
For variuos reasons, I wanted to see Idaho, so I have an elk tag, deer tag and bear tag for there. No draw, just send money. It has been so long since I have been elk hunting that I might have to tape a picture to my gunstock so I can rocognize one.
The area of Colorado I hunt in is only draw for the first season and thereafter for elk its over-the-counter.
My wife and I camp (in a tent) for a few days then move to a motel, its a walkabout trip without the need to even see an elk. (But if I do see an elk I'd like it to be a great big hog with massive antlers and let it be close to me and a road and an easy shot and ...)