Outdoor Life Online Editor

Looking for an outstanding hunting or fishing experience that doesn’t involve an outlandish price tag? Even in these times of high-dollar safaris for whitetails or lunker bass, it’s not impossible. There are still some great bargains out there, especially if you’re willing to do most of the planning and legwork instead of leaving it all to a guide or outfitter.

Here are 20 possibilities from across the country, and you won’t have to mortgage the family farm to enjoy any of them.

1. Montana: Bighorn Fins and Feathers

2. Nevada: The Rarest Game Bird

3. California: Fourth of July Blacktails

4. Alaska: Sea Ducks in Winter

5. Wyoming: Golden Trout of the Winds

6. Vermont: Turkeys High and Low

7. Maine: Allagash Brookies

8. Delaware/Maryland: Chesapeake Snow Geese

9. West Virginia: New River Smallmouths

10. Pennsylvania/New York: Fall Trout and Grouse

11. Missouri: Fishing & Gobbling

12. Nebraska/South Dakota: Coyotes Up Close

13. Oklahoma: Black Kettle Bobwhites

14. Ohio: Feeder-Stream Steelhead

15. Iowa: Missouri River Monsters

16. Arkansas: Oxbow Bass and Bream

17. North Carolina: High-Country Doubles

18. Kentucky: Hunt Where Old Dan’l Did

19. Louisiana: Big Reds Near the Big Easy

20. Tennessee: Ducks in the Cypress Trees