It’s often cheaper to rent a vehicle for long trips than drive your own, but only for basic highway driving. If you need to merely get from your town to your outfitter’s, a gas-sipping subcompact might do the trick. Rental fees for these are as low as $200 a week, unlimited mileage. But the rental agreement states you cannot/will not drive them off paved roads. That applies to larger, more expensive 4-wheel-drive rigs, too. So don’t figure on renting a 4WD pickup to haul your camp deep into the Rockies for a week of camping. You’ll likely put enough scratches and dings into it to incur substantial repair penalties. And don’t assume you’ll get away with cramming your dog in the backseat, either. But if all you need is basic transportation to the jump-off point for your hunt, a rental might save you money—and leave the family rig home for the family.