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    Cost per pound of deer meat?

    I know it really doesn't matter how much we spend on our stuff because you can't put a price necessarily on this kind of fun. Have you ever totaled up the cost of your equipment (everything hunting related to paint it broadly) versus a per pound average of the deer meat you put in your freezer. I have totaled it up but I never write it down because I don't want my wife to know!

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    about 2.00/lb

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    did some quick math the other day, and based on the two deer I have killed, I would say 20 -30 dollars a lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCarcher26 View Post
    I know it really doesn't matter how much we spend on our stuff because you can't put a price necessarily on this kind of fun. Have you ever totaled up the cost of your equipment (everything hunting related to paint it broadly) versus a per pound average of the deer meat you put in your freezer. I have totaled it up but I never write it down because I don't want my wife to know!
    I`m not sure I have ever even given it any thought. That`s how irrelevant it is to me.
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    Not going to go there. It will ruin the fun of it. Its like doing the math of owning a imported sports car......parts, service,crappy MPG, insurance. You think about all that and you realize its just not worth it. I am not going there with my hunting habbit.
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    If my wife knew, I would be crucified...lol! I would say somewhere around $25-$35/lb! But, I totally enjoy what I do....can't put a price on it since our time on earth is way shorter than we can imagine!
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    I don't try to figure out somethings in life That's one of them, because the time I get to spend hunting is priceless the deer meat is just an extra.
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    Keeping track of the cost of your meat is like taking your bosses daughter on a date both will cost you more in the long run so quit thinking about it and just go hunt..
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    Good thing the meat is not the reason I hunt. I use the meat or donate it, but hunting for me is about spending time outdoors and the challenge. If I wanted the best meat I would go to a butcher and get beef.

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    Well, I have a new bow and accessories for this year so thats over a $1000 . It's going to drive my cost up somewhat. I set in the stand many hours so I don't know what price to put on my time.

    To me its about an enjoyable hobby. We have hobbies for enjoyment. If you boat, fish, woodwork, golf, and so on, its about enjoyment. If you are in hunting for the low cost of meat in the freezer then you are in it for the wrong reason.

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    dont even want to think about it
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    You know ,I've been married for forty years and I learned early on your not fooling your wife guys. Why be such a wimp, stand your ground ---and end up in divorce court like a man. Worse yet is to get caught in a lie. Not good for a marriage. Get her in the stand too, and you'll have double the fun. If you had to pay the cost per pound just to eat, would we ever hear the crying.Thing is ,it looks like this is not to far off. heh heh.

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    Honestly hunting is expensive, but so are many hobbies. It is not worth worrying about. I look at hunting as getting a prize I can eat at the end. Hunting and fishing are not cheap hobbies, but what real man's hobby is cheap? At least I do get something out of my hobbies, a lot of guys have nice cars, video games, boats, etc and all they get to do is play with them and look at them.

    I try my best to buy things at their cheapest and rarely splurge. The only high end items I have are things like Binoculars that a good pair will last longer than multiple cheap pairs.

    I tell my wife to buy whatever she wants as long as she would be okay with me spending the same on something similar in interest to me. I treat my hobbies as the same, if I can blow $100 on something I feel like my wife should be able to splurge on something similar.

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    probably not as much as the fish caught........

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    We better not go there! Lol
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    I don't really think about it, I don't hunt for meat. I hunt because I must, its in my blood and I love it. Meat is a side bonus, and although I enjoy eating venison and turkey and upland birds (pheasant....mmmmm) I don't give really care enough about it to total my costs.

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    I am not concerned at all with trying to place a monetary value on anything hunting,fishing or outdoors. The time spent enjoying what God created and the people he has placed in my life could never calculated. I was just trying to discuss a funny question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtswampfox View Post
    probably not as much as the fish caught........
    I did the math once where we went on a daily trip and only caught one 2lb walleye through the ice. The total came to around $100 a lb! But it was the best darn fish I ever ate!
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    An out of state hunt cost me close to 5k after all expenses (including new gear n such that year). Meat yield of 8osaurus was 72lbs boned.

    Haven't done the math but u can if u want to lol. It matters zero to me. All I know is I enjoyed every single second and aspect of the entire experience, and every single meal the meat provided me. I live for this stuff!
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    It's........priceless
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    I think that the cost is priceless. You spend all your time focused on a goal, scouting, sitting, preacticing... Then you achieve it but want to do better in the future yet! Money is just money, you'll make more and the government will take more so enjoy yourself!
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    I always figure about 100.00 per lb. Lol!
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