How to Hunt on a Budget

Can someone hunt on a budget? Sure they can, but just like any hobby, hunting can get very expensive. You need a place to hunt, the right gear, processing and taxidermy fees, guns and ammo… It can all add up very quickly.

Here are 4 ways you can save money some money and hunt while still sticking to your budget.

Hunt public land: Public land is owned by the government, but as a tax payer, you have rights to it and share it with other citizens. There are 640 million acres of public land in the United States and it’s the perfect option if you don’t want to or can’t afford a lease or ranch. Do your public duty and hunt public land. 


Save on gear: ReelCamo Girl has a closed Facebook group ( meant solely for buying and reselling gear and apparel. There are over 550+ women members so it’s a great place to make a little money by selling or purchasing at a steep discount, as opposed to buying new and in-store.


Talk to land owners: A lot of outfitters actually don’t have or hunt their own land - who knew right? They find the best places where the wildlife are and go chat with the landowners to ask for permission to hunt their land. And guess what - sometimes they say yes! Many don’t necessarily hunt and need deer culled or hogs harvested. It’s worth a shot (pun intended) to ask.

Stick with basics: As much as we all love and want the newest scopes, binos, trail cams and scent locking camo, how much of it do you actually need? A few necessities every hunter needs include: hunting license, secured gun and/or bow, ammo and/or arrows, binoculars, appropriate clothing for weather, food and snacks, water and first-aid kit.


How do YOU hunt on a budget?

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate freelance outdoor writer, published author, business owner and social media/marketing consultant based in Texas. In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women wanting to learn more about the outdoors and hunting. Her handle, Miss Pursuit, is an expression of her enthusiasm for all things outdoors, from educating women through her experiences learning to hunt over the last decade, to getting out with her kids to explore the wild. Her expertise in social media and marketing, as well as her vast network of people in the outdoor industry, have given her the influence to make an impact for years to come. Pro-Staff for ReelCamo Girl and team member for Huntress View.

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