Some local friends here go up every year to hunt pheasants. They do the whole lodge/outfitter deal. At a dinner party the other night they invited me to join them next year. Between travel, outfitter and incidentals, each person expects to spend about $2800 on a three day hunt with a full day of driving on each side. Now that's an expensive pheasant hunt. Other friends do it on their own for a fraction of that. Doubt I'll ever do either, but I definitely wouldn't do the more expensive hunt unless I won the lottery...and I've never bought a ticket.