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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #120 on: September 28, 2023, 08:19:33 AM »
It's one of the reasons I won't be hunting this year.
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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #121 on: September 28, 2023, 08:24:15 AM »
Please, do get out and hunt. Anti-everything Libs are loving that these awful rights are diminishing and their utopian plan is coming together. Find all the cost cutting and stick it to em. Like the days of asking around for carpool partners at the jobsite(15years of Seattle commute), team up. Wife says I'd be rich if I charged like a guide but I won't. At least cost savings are passed on to somebody else. Your snacks are always fair game on my boats.

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #122 on: September 28, 2023, 08:39:45 AM »
Just got back from Montana, so I guess I haven't hit my limit yet.  For hunting, the cost isn't that much more but I feel for the guy that has a long commute he has to do every day.


just back from New England, fuel was 3.50/gal reg and under 4 for diesel there..  wonder when the people are going to wake TFU here....

I was in Tahiti a couple weeks ago and gas was equal to if not slightly cheaper than WA...
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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #123 on: September 28, 2023, 08:47:23 AM »
No limit on going hunting,I'll pay whatever.
But ya ,it will change what vehicle I take,and where I go.
It definitely means less road hunting,more point A to point B.

I'd probably hitch hike to go hunting if I had too.
It's ridiculous right now.

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #124 on: September 28, 2023, 09:01:51 AM »
My son and I live for hunting season so there is no price limit. I can't put a price limit on the amazing memories we make every time we head out and that is every week chasing birds and and eastside trip for big game.

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #125 on: September 28, 2023, 09:04:03 AM »
I just got back from NV. Drove 2k miles there and back. That's roughly $165 more than it would have cost me last year. I'm not losing sleep over that. UT in a month will be about the same, and MT after that will be about the same. So for my season that's an extra $500. I can dang near save that by pre making sandwiches and snacks on those drives and not stopping for road junk  :chuckle:
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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #126 on: September 28, 2023, 09:32:52 AM »
The Sour Patch kid budget is impacted soon though if prices keep rising and we don't want to see Karl without his sugar fix.

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #127 on: September 28, 2023, 10:52:42 AM »
I just got back from NV. Drove 2k miles there and back. That's roughly $165 more than it would have cost me last year. I'm not losing sleep over that. UT in a month will be about the same, and MT after that will be about the same. So for my season that's an extra $500. I can dang near save that by pre making sandwiches and snacks on those drives and not stopping for road junk  :chuckle:

Gotta budget for gas station burritos though.
Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #128 on: September 28, 2023, 10:57:29 AM »
As long as there's still food getting put on the table, the fuel price won't stop me.  Only so many hunting trips with family and friends left.  Wouldn't miss them for the world.
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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #129 on: September 28, 2023, 11:02:21 AM »
I just got back from NV. Drove 2k miles there and back. That's roughly $165 more than it would have cost me last year. I'm not losing sleep over that. UT in a month will be about the same, and MT after that will be about the same. So for my season that's an extra $500. I can dang near save that by pre making sandwiches and snacks on those drives and not stopping for road junk  :chuckle:

Gotta budget for gas station burritos though.
Pretty sure I own the world record for most gas station pizza pockets ate.

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #130 on: September 28, 2023, 11:03:31 AM »
Yes, it definitely hurts the pocket at gas pumps right now and the future doesn't seem promising.  This year, I made all my scouting trips driving my hybrid escape.  In my household, we have three hybrid vehicles, and the 3.5 L ecoboost FI50.  Mind you, the F150 is only used for outdoor purposes and not driving in the city.  Often times, it sits in the driveway for three weeks in a row without being driven and I purposely crank the engine and drive it for about two to three blocks just to cycle the oil.    I drive an old 2005 Prius to work 62 miles round trip everyday and still drives like a charm with over 212,000 miles.  My wife drives her 2022 AWD Prius.  The 2008 hybrid Escape as the back up and the last son living at home will be using it as his vehicle next year (new driver).  We carpooled from three trucks to just 2 trucks last year on our Wyoming hunt.

Like everybody said on this thread, carpooling saves a bit of money.  So, my hunting group of four rode in my Escape to our hunting grounds, set up 6 cameras, and camped in tents compared to pulling my travel trailer with my truck for scouting trips. 

I don't plan on slowing down on hunting, just modifying things and logistics around it. 

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #131 on: September 28, 2023, 11:05:11 AM »
it did impact my off shore fishing adventures this year~!
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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #132 on: September 28, 2023, 11:52:00 AM »
Did the rough math on a trip from the west side to the east side ((say Colville).  At 15mpg it would cost a little over $200
 round trip. Add a little driving around while there and fuel cost gets around $300 real quick. Throw in license costs and other misc.costs and that hunting trip costs well $500.  No big deal to some, but lots out there catch lots of wife pressure when she puts a pencil to it.At over 20% interest rate I wouldn't suggest putting it on your credit card

 
 
 
« Last Edit: September 28, 2023, 11:59:17 AM by baldopepper »

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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #133 on: September 28, 2023, 10:28:21 PM »
Why is your 6.7 getting 12.4 mpg? Towing? Mine gets 17.5 with a leveling kit on 35in tires.

I have the same setup.  35" w/ leveling kit.  Get horrible gas mileage though.  Towing I get around 9mpg.
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Re: Whatís your fuel price limit?
« Reply #134 on: September 28, 2023, 10:35:58 PM »
My solution to high fuel prices was to get this. Itís cut down on the amount of times Iíve had to go 55 miles into town for gas and Iíve only had it since August! Can Cover a lot more ground now so itís already a win in my book!

 


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