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Take a guess at how much money you have spent on sporting equipment (fishing, hunting, etc.) in your lifetime. I thought a question like this would help me put some things in perspective.

Question by crosshairy. Uploaded on October 04, 2009

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from Big O wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Less than the National Deficit, but more the some countrys Gross National Product !
Sorry but that's my best guess.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

This is like one of those "how many guns you own" question. Just my little secret.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

cant say my wife might find out and file for the big D

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

What!? Are you crazy, my wife might read these pages and not believe my assurances of I am just getting us the free meat every year.
:)

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from robf81 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Cut my own throat if i answer. If the old lady ever found out what i spent on sporting equip and didnt buy her that fancy ring she wanted , my boys probably wouldnt be attached anymore.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

hunting gear over a lifetime-thousands of dollars........memories of being in the woods-priceless

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from Big O wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Amen gman, Amen !
WORTH EVERY PENNY !

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from robf81 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

couldnt have said it better gman3186

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from vork23 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

i am only i9 and if i didnt hunt or fish i could have paid for my past 2 years of college without taking out a loan.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I really thought about this one . . . and now I'm depressed. In all seriousness, I've put a lot of time and money into the outdoor sports, but I can't think of a better way to have spent my time, and I wouldn't take any amount of money for the experiences I've had.

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I know!

...a metric sh!+lo@d!!!

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from country road wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Enough to burn up a wet mule.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Lifetime I dunno, but between licenses and minimal needs PLUS gasoline and wear and tear on the truck not less than $300 plus anything I splurge on.

Big game hunters who go out of state spend thousands every year, but that ain't me.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I'm not even going to attempt to add it up. Would i feel guilty if i did? Well my kids are well clothed and fed, though college and the house are not paid for. Besides, it's not like spending money on a hobby, it's not a hobby.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I don't even want to know myself. Well spent though!

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

re my answer, I do mean $300 per year, not lifetime of course

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from etexan wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Hard to say but remember some things were bought at a time when the prices were far different. Examples, new Remington 700 ADL - $102, new Colt Commander $125,
Browning Auto .22 - $98.50

Kinda makes you sick, don't it?

Colt Python new in 1972 $190.

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from deerslayer1234 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

well I'm only 16,but I buy anything I need/want for hunting before I do anything else. total i have spent maybe $300 every year since I was 12.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

More than I would like to admit...in my 34 years it would have to be pushing at or over the 100 grand mark...probably much more...

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

It's pretty rediculous...here's this year's expenses alone:

Climber tree stand: $230
Archery target: $60
License & additional tags: $70
Gas: $35 (so far)
Meat grinder: $60
Patty press: $20
Arrows: $30
Lighted arrow knocks: $30
Bow sling: $20
Vaccum sealer: $15 (the handheld one)
Grunt call: $20
Broadheads: $10 (I had a coupon!)

I'm sure there's more I'm not thinking of...but this is about what I spend in an average year :-)

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from the hunter wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Alot well spent.

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from DAVIDE1333 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I am 34 and if I spent nothing I would probably be able to retire in ten more years.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I don't tally it up... I don't want to discourage further investment. All I know is that it was worth every penny and I wish I could have afforded more.

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from crosshairy wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

After reading through the replies, I'm actually surprised that there weren't fewer straight answers, LOL.

I think there were maybe 3 replies that actually ventured a guess.

And guess what...I won't either!! :)

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I have literally spent thousands on sporting equipment throughout the years and have very little to show for it! My wife has been a good trooper through it all!

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from scrawford8872 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

I look at the money spent on hunting and fishing gear as an investment. Im investing in a lifetime of great memories, memories of good and bad days. All the laughs and fun times, and freindships built. Buying lisences and tags each year I'm investing in the wildlife in my state, in hopes it will be preserved for my children and there children. All money well spent, not to mind it does put food on the table.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Less than the National Deficit, but more the some countrys Gross National Product !
Sorry but that's my best guess.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

This is like one of those "how many guns you own" question. Just my little secret.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

cant say my wife might find out and file for the big D

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

hunting gear over a lifetime-thousands of dollars........memories of being in the woods-priceless

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

What!? Are you crazy, my wife might read these pages and not believe my assurances of I am just getting us the free meat every year.
:)

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from robf81 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Cut my own throat if i answer. If the old lady ever found out what i spent on sporting equip and didnt buy her that fancy ring she wanted , my boys probably wouldnt be attached anymore.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Amen gman, Amen !
WORTH EVERY PENNY !

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from vork23 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

i am only i9 and if i didnt hunt or fish i could have paid for my past 2 years of college without taking out a loan.

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from country road wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Enough to burn up a wet mule.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I don't even want to know myself. Well spent though!

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from etexan wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Hard to say but remember some things were bought at a time when the prices were far different. Examples, new Remington 700 ADL - $102, new Colt Commander $125,
Browning Auto .22 - $98.50

Kinda makes you sick, don't it?

Colt Python new in 1972 $190.

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from deerslayer1234 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

well I'm only 16,but I buy anything I need/want for hunting before I do anything else. total i have spent maybe $300 every year since I was 12.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

More than I would like to admit...in my 34 years it would have to be pushing at or over the 100 grand mark...probably much more...

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from DAVIDE1333 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I am 34 and if I spent nothing I would probably be able to retire in ten more years.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I really thought about this one . . . and now I'm depressed. In all seriousness, I've put a lot of time and money into the outdoor sports, but I can't think of a better way to have spent my time, and I wouldn't take any amount of money for the experiences I've had.

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I know!

...a metric sh!+lo@d!!!

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Lifetime I dunno, but between licenses and minimal needs PLUS gasoline and wear and tear on the truck not less than $300 plus anything I splurge on.

Big game hunters who go out of state spend thousands every year, but that ain't me.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I'm not even going to attempt to add it up. Would i feel guilty if i did? Well my kids are well clothed and fed, though college and the house are not paid for. Besides, it's not like spending money on a hobby, it's not a hobby.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

re my answer, I do mean $300 per year, not lifetime of course

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

It's pretty rediculous...here's this year's expenses alone:

Climber tree stand: $230
Archery target: $60
License & additional tags: $70
Gas: $35 (so far)
Meat grinder: $60
Patty press: $20
Arrows: $30
Lighted arrow knocks: $30
Bow sling: $20
Vaccum sealer: $15 (the handheld one)
Grunt call: $20
Broadheads: $10 (I had a coupon!)

I'm sure there's more I'm not thinking of...but this is about what I spend in an average year :-)

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from the hunter wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Alot well spent.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I don't tally it up... I don't want to discourage further investment. All I know is that it was worth every penny and I wish I could have afforded more.

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from robf81 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

couldnt have said it better gman3186

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from crosshairy wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

After reading through the replies, I'm actually surprised that there weren't fewer straight answers, LOL.

I think there were maybe 3 replies that actually ventured a guess.

And guess what...I won't either!! :)

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I have literally spent thousands on sporting equipment throughout the years and have very little to show for it! My wife has been a good trooper through it all!

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from scrawford8872 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

I look at the money spent on hunting and fishing gear as an investment. Im investing in a lifetime of great memories, memories of good and bad days. All the laughs and fun times, and freindships built. Buying lisences and tags each year I'm investing in the wildlife in my state, in hopes it will be preserved for my children and there children. All money well spent, not to mind it does put food on the table.

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