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I do this to myself every year and I always get a laugh out of it. Ever since Jeff Foxworthy explained the cost of venison, I have tallied my costs.
This year (off hand) I would say (between the wife and I) we are near $100 a pound. If she tags out, we could get that to $50 maybe. They would have to be monsters though!

Obviously we dont look at hunting as living off the land but damn! All the same. LOL
 

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And I was thinking surf and turf was an expensive dinner. Damn, I'll never look at venison the same ever again! LOL! 馃檮馃
 

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If I can be like a business and forget all of my previous years costs on equipment. I'm sitting pretty at $2lb. But thats because I made less money this year, so I spent almost nothing and shot 2 deer hopefully 4 soon.

2 years ago when I bought a bow and a treestand, only got one deer. It was $12 lb

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If I can be like a business and forget all of my previous years costs on equipment. I'm sitting pretty at $2lb. But thats because I made less money this year, so I spent almost nothing and shot 2 deer hopefully 4 soon.

2 years ago when I bought a bow and a treestand, only got one deer. It was $12 lb

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This is how I look at it and how I figure it. What did I spend this year divided by how many pounds of meat did I get.
It's scary!

Whats really scary is the fact that I didnt need to spend a dime. I use hunting as an excuse to buy :D
 
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This is how I look at it and how I figure it. What did I spend this year divided by how many pounds of meat did I get.
It's scary!

Whats really scary is the fact that I didnt need to spend a dime. I use hunting as an excuse to buy :D
Exactly if your goal is cheap meat it is possible. Talk to most hunters and we will let you borrow a rifle and teach you to butcher. Reality for most of us - it's a fun hobby. Atleast it results in food for the family... most years haha.

No one bats an eye if you spend $50 a ticket to go to the amusement park, but people start calling your meat expensive when you buy a rifle. Lol

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Exactly if your goal is cheap meat it is possible. Talk to most hunters and we will let you borrow a rifle and teach you to butcher. Reality for most of us - it's a fun hobby. Atleast it results in food for the family... most years haha.

No one bats an eye if you spend $50 a ticket to go to the amusement park, but people start calling your meat expensive when you buy a rifle. Lol

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Truth!
If I was concerned with costs, I wouldnt own a bow. A bullet costs a dollar and a cheap arrow with a cheap broadhead is 10 dollars. Time being money.... I could whack a deer at 200 yards with that bullet and be done in the first hour. Could takes days or weeks to get a deer with a bow.
Bows were sensible when Indians were chasing Bison LOL
 
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I hear ya, Lever Action, and hunters are not alone in this respect i.e. bang for the buck (yes, pun intended).

I'm too embarrassed to state exactly how much I have into my surf board quiver (the fact that I used the word 'quiver' should be a hint) and wet suitS collection, beach passes, board wax, board shorts, medical bills and on and on. And that little hobby don't even bring in ANYTHING to eat.
 

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This is how I look at it and how I figure it. What did I spend this year divided by how many pounds of meat did I get.
It's scary!

Whats really scary is the fact that I didnt need to spend a dime. I use hunting as an excuse to buy :D
You just described me too a T. :)
I have rifles and even a bow that dates back to the previous generation (1900s) that I could use and kill just as many deer as I do now but I like to buy and try stuff. I am retired and can afford it so why not? ;)
 

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I haven't bought anything new in several years. Same bow and Spynal Tapp arrows I've had for several years. I hunt two miles from home so gas is cheap.
 

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I went from (last 4 or 5 years) where i didnt buy anything and my venison was 2.00. a lb to now with a new bow and i will be about $104.50 per lb if I get one during winter bow.

Dont even bring in The cost of fish with boats and fuel and tackle. Now thats nuts
 

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You just described me too a T. :)
I have rifles and even a bow that dates back to the previous generation (1900s) that I could use and kill just as many deer as I do now but I like to buy and try stuff. I am retired and can afford it so why not? ;)
LOL! Yup
I think I bought near (maybe more)a dozen broadheads this year to test out. Ended up using none of them.
Many were $100 or more for a 3 pack. I am like crow, collecting shiny things with no reason to it other than they catch my eye :D
 
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I haven't bought anything new in several years. Same bow and Spynal Tapp arrows I've had for several years. I hunt two miles from home so gas is cheap.
Hats off to you :)
 

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LOL! Yup
I think I bought near (maybe more)a dozen broadheads this year to test out. Ended up using none of them.
Many were $100 or more for a 3 pack. I am like crow, collecting shiny things with no reason to it other than they catch my eye :D
I need a report on these $100 per pack broadheads. Yikes. I guess if you didn't use them then I have the most important info already.

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I went from (last 4 or 5 years) where i didnt buy anything and my venison was 2.00. a lb to now with a new bow and i will be about $104.50 per lb if I get one during winter bow.

Dont even bring in The cost of fish with boats and fuel and tackle. Now thats nuts
Fishing! You are spot on there!
40K for a boat and 10k for stuff to catch a bucket of perch that I could have bought for $30 bucks!
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I need a report on these $100 per pack broadheads. Yikes. I guess if you didn't use them then I have the most important info already.

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There are a LOT out there. Most are great but speed rated as to perfect flight.
Some are so expensive (Bishops @ $100 a head) it's a drama to imagine shooting one into a rock LOL
 

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Least here the license once a Senior land owner

only 4 dollars for 2 deer. I cut it up so pretty reasonable meat. Using Ser Razors that resharpen easily. Usually always find my carbon arrows
Living the dream :)
 
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