Both "big game" and birds cost about the same for me here in South Dakota. I dunno, sitting waiting for a buck plus the occasional stalk is a lot less exercise than tramping through field after field for pheasant. Geese and turkey hunting is more like whitetails - not much moving around. The cost per pound of eating venison is less than pheasant, geese or turkey. Fishing is good, too.
I like'm all, but I really enjoy my venison and pheasant