Grizz, it's becoming a pay to play sport, especially if you want to travel. Been heading that direction for a long time.
Missouri non-res tags were $65.00 when I first went in 1994. They are now up to $175.00. The $135.00 for NY is actually down the list across the country. Many states are well over $200.00 and you have to purchase some sort of Sportsmans' license or annual permit in addition to the turkey tags.
Hunting land is getting harder to secure as well without buying or leasing it. The days of knocking on doors for permission are dwindling. As the economy weakens and the deer and turkey populations proper, folks are realizing that they can help pay their property taxes by leasing their land.
"The Times They Are a-Changin"- Bob Dylan
"The joy of living is his, who has the heart to demand it." Teddy Roosevelt