The $60.00 bucks is just the non-resident turkey tag, the annual license is $130.00. I have been going to Ky for 25+ years and have also grouse hunted, shot doves and mostly turkey hunt. They used to sale a firearms only tag for $30.00 then got smart and just started selling the turkey tag 2 years ago for double the price and including the archery tag (which I suspect they sold few of). I go down in the spring every year and my NR annual and my 2 bird spring tag comes to $190.00, then I pick up the fall tag for $60.00 ($250.00 total). I have friends that have put me up for years so I haven't spend a lot on lodging, but I started renting a cabin 2 years ago for multiple day trips. It's a 2 1/2 hr drive from my Ohio home, so I do several one day hunts a year (like yesterday). It would be interesting to compare some out of state hunting cost again, I'm sure it's been discussed before. In the years I have been going tag cost have more than doubled, but then again we have done the same thing here in Ohio. Everyone wants that out of state dollar.
As for the hunt, I looked at it as just a fun thing to try, since I had the tag. Those birds will pay dearly come gun season in Ky. (October 24th) for their insolence. I plan to try and run down again one day next week and try again. I never realized just how many things I have to deal with getting a shot with an arrow. We actually had at least 6 birds that would have bought the farm with shotguns, but unclear shooting lanes kept us from turning lose an arrow. Maybe I should clarify for some who don't know me, that may read this post; this isn't my first rodeo, I've turkey hunted 38 years in 6 states and lost count on birds I've bagged. This is just something I never tried before and now I know why....dude it's a lot harder, especially in the woods! I can see why most of the turkey bow kills you see on the TV are in open fields.
Just one week and the Ohio birds are taking the heat, brother! I hope that big ole long beard comes your way.