Before making the first couple of necessary phone calls to my parents and one of my best friends I had already made up my mind that even though this was a permit that you would not really want to screw up I would like to harvest the buck of my lifetime, unguided. With my permit lasting from August 17, 2013 until January 15, 2014 I knew that I needed every last cent that I could save. I knew that I needed to be even thriftier than before in order to save up enough money. By August 1st I had saved six months of rent, a truck payment and about $2,000 for food and travel money for my hunt in case I needed to walk away from my two jobs. Also, I took the fall semester off. Who needs school when you have a tag like this?