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Question by crosshairy. Uploaded on October 04, 2009
Less than the National Deficit, but more the some countrys Gross National Product !
Sorry but that's my best guess.
This is like one of those "how many guns you own" question. Just my little secret.
cant say my wife might find out and file for the big D
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.
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.
hunting gear over a lifetime-thousands of dollars........memories of being in the woods-priceless
Amen gman, Amen !
WORTH EVERY PENNY !
couldnt have said it better gman3186
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.
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.
...a metric sh!+lo@d!!!
Enough to burn up a wet mule.
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.
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.
I don't even want to know myself. Well spent though!
re my answer, I do mean $300 per year, not lifetime of course
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.
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.
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...
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
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 :-)
Alot well spent.
I am 34 and if I spent nothing I would probably be able to retire in ten more years.
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.
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!! :)
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!
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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