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Question by jhjimbo. Uploaded on February 26, 2013
One spot I go to is six miles round trip.
I'm a ten minute drive to my furthest deer stand, 5 minute drive to my favorite duck hole. I live on a 40 acre lot so I could stay home to hunt but I really enjoy hunting where I grew up going. My bear stands are a two hr ride from home up to camp. I'll keep hunting just the same regardless of fuel cost. I save money where I can, but there are some areas you just can't skimp on. You can't take it with you!
I can drive to my goose hunting fields in about twenty minutes. I have actually been thinking about rigging up a trailer for dogs and decoys to pull behind my bicycle. That would be pretty cool ... er green.
I drive about 25 hours more or less non-stop to get to my pheasant hunting grounds in Montana. That one won't be a bike trip! I stay with family friends there and usually have to drive anywhere from fifteen minutes to two hours to get to where I want to hunt birds. If the weather is good I may choose to stay overnight in the Jimmy rather than drive two hours back and forth from the most distant spot. I now have more money than I can spend in my lifetime but thrifty old habits die hard. Besides, it's only going to get tougher down the road and I have a grandson coming in June so I'll keep something in the bank for his gas tank twenty years from now.
200 miles to the deer camp. Gas prices haven't slowed my hunting yet. What I am ashamed to say they have slowed is my trips there in the offseason. I find I'm getting a lot less scouting and camp chores done than I used to.
I live on Long Island, and drive 200 miles upstate for both big, and small game. The price of gas hasn't affected the amount of time I spend hunting..... yet. if it keeps going up, who knows?
I drive 125 miles to camp for big and small game. A trip to the Adirondacks for deer and bear is about 8 hrs and i stay with family and friends.
A trip for deer to Michigan is about 8hrs.
My town is thinking about opening deer archery within town limits(they walk by me every evening) so that would cut out a lot of driving.
14 miles to deer camp. Shouldn't bother me at all.
1,200 miles to elk camp. hasn't slowed me up a bit, yet... $5.00 a gallon will be the last trip.... or maybe $6...
I can see my hunting land from my front and back door.
It has greatly affected my fishing. It has only affected my hunting to the extent that I take the wifes car from time to time.
It takes me 2.1/2Hr to my Hunting Lease, as for Gas it is what it is $4.00.9 Now,its not going to stop me from Hunting, it will slow-down some of the Boys in South Fl.
Two properties I hunt are around 20 minutes away. My best and favorite hunting property is 30 minutes away. The price of gas hasn't and won't stop my hunting!
The farthest is about 100 miles away. I make enough to handle any increase in gasoline prices.
My "far" spot right now is 27 miles, one way. Fuel prices don't bother me for hunting.
Fishing? That's around 2300 miles. ONE WAY! I can drive to Puget Sound and fish almost a month for what a trip costs to fish three days in Kodiak, Ak.
THAT'S a no brainer when it's 110° here in August!
Turkey spots are between 5-20 min.
Deer and bear are 2 or 3 hours depending on how far north.
Archery deer is 45 min.
All one way times.
I just bite the bullet. I does make it tough to keep venison under $125/lb.
I'm planning my first elk hunt this Fall and that will be 2065 miles one way. I usually drive from 1100 to 1500 miles each way on my deer/antelope/coyote hunts. The cost of gas makes it painful and more difficult especially if you are pulling a horse trailer but not as bad as walking, . I think it might be difficult to walk across Illinois with a rifle on my shoulder. Even for local hunting, I usually put on a couple hundred miles. Now fishing is a different story... I really put on the miles fishing... so much so that I usually have to fly.
NOT FAR ENOUGH! I still get there at dawn and find people in what I thought was my honey hole. (2 hours away).
About 5 miles and no the gas price will never affect me.
I can walk to both places from my house. I do travel 15 miles to other properties that I have joint ownership. But I am taking a close look at gas prices on a couple of 2300 mile hunts this year.
I drive about 290-330 miles to my favorite varminting areas. Good (freshwater) fishing and deer are more conveniently located, less than 175 miles. With the rising cost of fuel, it will predictably affect how frequently I take to the road between mid-April and late October. We'll see what the budget will bear this year.
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