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A3dhunter
10-26-2011, 09:05 PM
Just thought I would say thanks to the guys who put this survey together, I owe you one.

The survey went to my wife's e-mail since she was the one who purchased my subscription for me. She starts rolling down the survey asking me questions and everything is rolling just fine, until you guessed it...........

the money question!

How much did you spend on hunting related items this season?
When we got to the $1500-$2500, I couldn't hold a straight face and say yes, so she marks the $2500 or more and then starts in on me!!!!!!!!!

So, any other guys get burned by this or only me?

And I want one of you guys from Eastmans' to post up whose idea it was to put that question in there????
I get in enough trouble on my own, don't need you guys helping me out....LOL

Rule #1, never ask a fellow how much he spends on hunting!

Bitterroot Bulls
10-26-2011, 09:07 PM
Q: How much do you spend on hunting annually?

A: Not nearly enough.

A3dhunter
10-26-2011, 09:51 PM
Q: How much do you spend on hunting annually?

A: Not nearly enough.

Well, we may all know the truth, but to admit it in front of my wife......we try not to put $$$ out there.

I hunted 15 days of archery elk season in Colorado this year. NR tag, 2 scouting trips, 4 trips during season.
Minimum 500 miles per trip, with one trip ending up about 1300 miles total all the way to the other side of the state, groceries, new hunting pack -Kifaru, new binos- Vortex 15x50, new tripod, new boots, new clothing, etc.......once I started thinking about it, I need to hunt more to make use of all this stuff!

Jon Boy
10-26-2011, 11:19 PM
I couldnt tell you how much I spend. Well over the $2500 mark by the time you figure in gas, gear, tags in a few different states, random expenses etc.

Bitterroot Bulls
10-27-2011, 07:33 AM
My above question and answer was an actual conversation I had with my wife on the subject. She is a great woman, so she let it go at that.

RUTTIN
10-27-2011, 08:46 AM
I just tell my wife when I am lucky enough to harvest something, that she better appreciate the venison she is eating, because it is probably the highest dollar cut of meat out there.

bowhuntress
10-27-2011, 12:44 PM
I just tell my wife when I am lucky enough to harvest something, that she better appreciate the venison she is eating, because it is probably the highest dollar cut of meat out there.

Isn't that the truth! Game meat is very expensive if you think of everything put into getting it!

Manualman
10-27-2011, 02:36 PM
I drove out here to Wyoming from Jersey. I have a special buck and 4 doe tags plus 2 cow elk tags. I'm single and don't want to know what this is going to cost me by the time I get home November 7th

Colorado Cowboy
10-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Drove to Cody, Wy from 4 corners area of Colorado, about 730 miles/1460 rt. Stayed in a motel for 4 nights, food and misc...about 700.00 + 5850 for the guided hunt and 500 in tips, 500 for tag/stamp......right at 8 grand...yikes, shouldn't have added it all up.

NDHunter
10-27-2011, 07:11 PM
Yea that conversation can burn a guy pretty bad... My wife works a ton of hours each week and so instead of getting a cleaning lady, we agreed that if I take care of cleaning our place, I can buy all the bonus points I want and also my tags for each fall. Then I just pick up a few extra hours at work to pay for the actual hunt. So far it is working!

jenbickel
10-27-2011, 08:55 PM
I spent more this year on hunting than I probably spend on groceries the whole year. Well worth it though :)

Leveller
10-28-2011, 08:57 PM
My husband is the stay-at-home "wife" and I go out to work the big $$$ everyday. I'm also the crazy hunter in the house AND I manage the finances. SO, my advice to you guys, start offering to manage the finances then your wife never finds out how much you spend. Works great for me HAHA ;)

Zim
10-29-2011, 07:55 PM
My ex parlayed her 4 year college degree into zero employment, zero income and zero family bill payments. Even when she inherited $110K from her parents, zero went to pay any of our family bills. Twenty years of that. Our kids still have no idea I was a one man show for all those years. The lifetime welfare ended 5 years ago with a divorce. Can't believe our laws here award kids to deadbeats like that.

Current g/f is beautiful, works hard and pays her bills, and buys me too much stuff all the time. I was gone 5 months hunting in New Mexico & Wyoming, and she actually wanted to pay for the taxidermy to mount my small bull moose. I refused of course, because it was just too small. I'm going deer hunting Tuesday for another 3 weeks. She is OK with it because I work hard and earn my time, and told her from day one I spent a lot of days hunting. All my hunts are DIY, but still a lot with tag fees, gas, processing, taxidermy. She never complains. Still, I'm hesitant to tie the knot again after being bitten once by an entitlement freeloader.

A3dhunter
10-29-2011, 08:30 PM
My husband is the stay-at-home "wife" and I go out to work the big $$$ everyday. I'm also the crazy hunter in the house AND I manage the finances. SO, my advice to you guys, start offering to manage the finances then your wife never finds out how much you spend. Works great for me HAHA ;)
That's the problem, I do the bills, I handle everything. She smiles and tells me to go hunting without a care as to how much is spent, until THIS question came UP! LOL

A3dhunter
10-29-2011, 08:34 PM
ZIM, I can understand that completely.
Only time will tell.
Just think, if you jump in with both feet and accept she is a different person, you can put the past in the past.
It may be the best decision you ever made.
Either way, I'm glad you found someone who is good for you.

I have joked back and forth about this question that started this thread, when the truth is my wife couldn't be more supporting of all of my hunting. She is even now on board to move to either Colorado Springs or Boise, Idaho so I can hunt even more. You gotta love that.

llp
11-01-2011, 03:49 PM
My loving and understanding wife (who hunts with me) understands the true value of the hunt. I completely turn this equation around. Game meat is the least expensive out there. Time in the field is far cheaper than the shrink who would otherwise be needed to keep me from going crazy.
Fact is, I NEED the time outdoors to be able to live the rest of the year in a productive, reasonably high paying job. I couldn't be as productive without my time in the field. And the last time I looked, there were several months each year when I easily exceeded the $2500 threshhold on hunting expenses.
Cheers,
llp

trkytrack2
12-20-2011, 08:50 PM
Just think about how your going to feel when your 80/85 years old and your kicking yourself in the butt for not going on all those hunts that you wanted to but your better half objected to. IMO, if it's effecting the welfare of your family by your hunting, then stay at home and take care of them; limit what and how often you go hunting. But if that's not the case......have at it.

Fire Hawk
12-22-2011, 08:03 PM
I remember reading a statement one time that made me laugh....and cry a little. "When I die, I can only hope that my wife does not sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them".

wolftalonID
12-23-2011, 09:41 AM
I felt special this year, because Cabelas recognized my economical stimulus investment and sent me the hard back catalog!! My wife just didnt get the excitement in it all. But none the less, my elk camp this year was the best I have ever had, and even though I didnt get an elk myself, I probably would do it all over again next year just because......oh wait, scratch the probably part!! LOL.

trophyhill
12-27-2011, 08:04 PM
i don't want to know how much i spend. :)

HuntWYODon
12-28-2011, 04:54 PM
Dang Cowboy !
I've driven the last 15 yrs. in a row to Cody.
I don't think all 15 yrs. added up would total your one trip !
Sorry. Had to rub it in... LOL ! Now if I added driving to Wy. every yr. since 1983 with tags,fuel,food,etc...
I don't , no I can't add that up ! That's just Wy. ! I feel Nauseous now...