View Poll Results: ON AVERAGE-How much does hunting run you per year ANY ANIMAL- see post

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  • 50K+

    2 0.85%
  • 20K+

    2 0.85%
  • 10K+

    15 6.41%
  • 5K+

    39 16.67%
  • Less than 5K But excluding in state DIY

    97 41.45%
  • Instate Licenses Only and travel to DIY

    79 33.76%
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Thread: How Much do you spend on Hunting per year

  1. #1
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    How Much do you spend on Hunting per year

    I am talking (new) Equipment each year-arrows/ammo, Lease Fees, Hunting Property mortages in excess of Homestead that you bought for hunting, outfitter, travel, License fees, protein/supplement feed for non doemstic animals, feeders..SECURITY- if you pay someone to watch your land, Trophy fees and mounts



    Not talking about a FOR PROFIT enterprise..just you/family/frends

    The whole shebang...

    What do you expend to play in the woods..gun..bow...

    and I know $$ are personal..not looking to ID who (unless you want to)

    I'm curious .....I see some big time hunts on here
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    License i pay around $50.

    Used the same arrows for 4 years. But got FMJ for christmas last year.

    If i do gun hunt it is
    $60 license and $2 ammo.

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    I am at about 2K a year logging/transportation DIY Hunts
    I am looking at some outfitters services as I am getting older and want to hunt other animals I have no experience with but that would not be a recurring expense.

    I would buy some HUNTING Only property that would run 25K a year when I get the kids on their own...thats where I'm headed
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    I spend about 300-500 a year on hunting before tags...depending on what I need. My tags run around 200 a year, give or take. This year they will be a tad higher as I am going to get 5 doe and an any sex for bow season. Luckily the 2nd - 5th tag will only be like 12 dollars each.
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    I put 5k because this year I will have spent that, as I bought a new bow, rifle, and am going out of state. Plus the local stuff.

    On an average though, it is probably half that. I'd say the biggest expense here at home is driving. When I hunt deer I have to drive an average of 45 miles each way. And I hunt ALOT. Then there is the driving between locations during the day. Thats why I bought the 4 banger s-10 for work and hunting. Much cheaper, but still alot of $$.
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    lic is $68 for me....i've never added up the gas to get to the ranch and back and corn for feeders and stuff....

    if i had to guess, maybe $1000 or a little more per season...

    we do our own processing

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    Even if you are talking all hunting its still probably under 5k. Duck hunting seems to be much more expensive than deer hunting though?

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    I get pa tags w archery stamp less than 50$ arrows but i destroy more on target shooting than hunting so they dont realy count got a new pair of muck boots last night 100$@ bp broadheads stingers 30$?need to get a ground blind to take the 9 yearold out so probably another 100 -150$

    way less than 5k

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    Maybe 1500 this year and thats only because i bought a bow.

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    When all is said and done this year I will have spent around $7000 give or take a few.

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    when the year is said and done, i will prob have close to 1000 in it with bow string, and arrows, broad heads, minerals, anti-scent stuff etc.

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    Around 2-3 grand. About half or more is spent for one week in the mountains chasing elk.

    I want to know how its possible to spend 50+.
    Texas heart shooter.

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    lets see 150 for my PA and 98 for my NY licenses'
    a few hundred for carious items like ammo, new arrows or broadheads

    i spend less than a thousand to hunt two states for no only deer but turkey, bear, ducks and assorted small game
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    My yearly license for all hunting and fishing (all tags included exc. duck/trout stamps) runs $35.50. I only hunt DYI and on public land so there's only a $20 permit fee for the military land I hunt and an additional $20 for special WMA permit hunts. My hunting areas are all within an hours drive of my house, so there's no lodging expenses either unless I camp w/ some friends. A new bow this year, a dozen arrows, accessories, new camo (Lost about 40# so far); I'd say roughly $1500 this year total. Last year it was only licenses and fees and broadheads. Less than $150!
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    Is this one of those, I'm richer then you threads??? Way more then I should but hey, whatever it takes.
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    200.00

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    with property taxes, non res and res tags, equipment, vehicle (truck and boat for exclusive hunting use), vehicle licensing, travel and everything that comes up along the way it would be in the 5000-8000 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Apasum View Post
    Around 2-3 grand. About half or more is spent for one week in the mountains chasing elk.

    I want to know how its possible to spend 50+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old Graybeard View Post
    Is this one of those, I'm richer then you threads??? Way more then I should but hey, whatever it takes.
    Thats why I said don't ID yourself...tried NOT to make it rich vs poor.
    I later thought about it as a % of expendable income to get a REAL aspect on who loves what but thats too complicated.

    Lots of Africa hunts on here..thats why I put the 50K there

    That and people who own their hunting land..not farming it and deducting the 1 acre home site ..thats my goal
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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzl View Post
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    Yes, and when I say that I want to know.....I'd like to know first hand.
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    if I ever kept track, I'd prbly quit hunting and buy a cow
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    All my hunts are DIY, and I still manage to spend between 2k-4k per year. It's all the little extras that i waste my money on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Apasum View Post
    Yes, and when I say that I want to know.....I'd like to know first hand.

    Me too! Someday....
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    Never think of hunting as spending.
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    I checked 5000, but it may be inaccurate...


    Truth is I just really try not to keep track of it, I totalled one year up about 3 years ago and I thought I was going to have to get on anti-depressants... promised I never would do it again.

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