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Old 06-19-2022, 09:42 PM   #1
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My boys and I usually make 6-8 trips to our lease in Childress between September to January. It takes one tank there and one back at $150 a tank.

$300 x 8 = $2,400 for gas!

It flipping makes me furious to think about it!
We will definitely be shaving those numbers down as much as possible but I hoping to not let it affect our over all season.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:47 PM   #2
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I’ll go just as often and stay longer.FJB
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:48 PM   #3
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Nope. Deer hunting is the only thing I do so I’ll spend whats needed. It doesn’t hurt that my lease isn’t too from my home though. Perhaps if I hunted in Childress it might?
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:54 PM   #4
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I don't think it will during the season, but it has in the offseason. I normally try to go about every 3-4 weeks and so far I have been keeping it at about 6 weeks
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:58 PM   #5
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It already has had an effect. I haven't been since December. Normally I would have had protein going hot and heavy by now. Between protein prices and fuel costs, I just can't justify the cost. I may only make 1 trip during the season. Two at the most.
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:04 PM   #6
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No, but that’s because I have to walk about 500 yards from the barn
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:09 PM   #7
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Honestly things are so tight right now I had to give up my spot on a lease a few weeks back. The owner understood and said whenever I’m ready to comeback to let him know. My blind and feeder sold within minutes to another Hunter….
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:14 PM   #8
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Close to $500 to Fal, running around town/lease and back home to dfw
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:15 PM   #9
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Things have not peaked yet and likely won’t for a while. More than likely I’ll go more often so I can stock up on pork although my place have very few on it. By the time the season rolls around I bet the answers to my question a month or so ago ( is there a breaking point to feeding wildlife) will be significantly different.
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:18 PM   #10
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Fortunately, I am within walking distance, UTV or 4 wheeler distance from my 2 leases.
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:31 PM   #11
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Corn is gonna get scarce. Fuel prices effect everything. I expect lease prices to drop next year for the first time . I'm afraid things are about to get serious.
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Old 06-19-2022, 11:15 PM   #12
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Cost of everything has slow me down from going as much as I need to,
$11 corn , $180 gas out and back , groceries
School tax notification is a +10% third year in a row
Pretty tough outlook next couple of years
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Old 06-19-2022, 11:22 PM   #13
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Man I don't even want to know what Oct-Nov gas prices will be like. Will it affect me in gas? Absolutely. I have a 5+ hr trip there. FJB!
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Old 06-20-2022, 12:26 AM   #14
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Headed to S Padre with the fam this summer. I usually take the 4 wheeler and trailer in order to take all our stuff back and forth from the beach. I figure my truck gets around 10 miles a gallon with the trailer…it’s about 1400 miles round trip. Did the math, gonna cost me $700 for the trip if gas hits $5. Haven’t even factored in going to get the dang thing at my property.
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Old 06-20-2022, 03:05 AM   #15
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I've cut back on trips to the lease this offseason to basically nothing. However I'm actually going to go down on Friday and pay our landowner for our lease (I take everyone's money with me). Guys on the lease asked if they need to pitch in a few dollars on my gas. I hated to take anything at all but everyone insisted because of how high gas is. Probably won't go back until September. Cost me around 200 dollars in gas right now (there and back).

Not sure how it'll play out during the season as far as my trips there. Gotta buddy on my lease that usually rides with me during the season so that will help out as we usually split the gas.
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Old 06-20-2022, 03:22 AM   #16
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It definitely sucks! Just spent $585 on diesel fuel alone this weekend driving to two of my leases to fill feeders.
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Old 06-20-2022, 04:02 AM   #17
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Old 06-20-2022, 04:56 AM   #18
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I will cut costs elsewhere before I start cutting hunting and ranch time
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Old 06-20-2022, 05:49 AM   #19
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787 miles to one of my properties, will feel the pain. But I have switched to “Great Value” brand snacks.
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Old 06-20-2022, 05:55 AM   #20
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We’ve already told our son that the SPI trip probably won’t happen this year. I really can’t stand these people.
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Old 06-20-2022, 06:06 AM   #21
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I have cut back significantly and been to the lease once this year and currently not feeding any corn or protein

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Old 06-20-2022, 06:11 AM   #22
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Definitely not looking forward to that aspect concerning Colorado this year.
Looks like I'll be about 3k in, just on gas.
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Old 06-20-2022, 06:45 AM   #23
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Probably won’t fill any feeders, so I’ll use that money for gas.
The one that’s really gonna hurt is our annual trip up to Kansas for opening weekend of pheasant season. That’s usually 3 tanks to just get up there. But if other people back out, then I may not go at all. Biden sucks!!!
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Old 06-20-2022, 06:53 AM   #24
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i heading to idaho to elk hunt in august, that will burn a few gallons!!
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:04 AM   #25
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It'll mean less protein and sweet feed this summer and less trips during the season for me. I usually hunt every weekend from bow opener until rut is over. I'll probably plan on staying longer per trip instead of many short trips.
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:05 AM   #26
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I'll give up the tv, eating out, and all the other frivilous BS before I let gas prices ruin my season. Also, FJB
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:09 AM   #27
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Definitely not looking forward to that aspect concerning Colorado this year.
Looks like I'll be about 3k in, just on gas.

How many trips up there are you making? $3,000 divided by $5/gallon is 600 gallons. At 15 mpg that is 9,000 miles.

I just drove from Fort Worth to Chattanooga then Nashville and back and I was in it for $450
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:10 AM   #28
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Only thing that slows me down is the **** heat. But I don't wana be paying for these gas prices when it isn't necessary in the first place FJB
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:10 AM   #29
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Hoping the Nov midterms have the Demo-rats dropping the price of fuel to try to win votes ….. “see what we did for you?”

With the drought out west, horns are going to be down even though we are feeding protein so the motivation to be there every weekend I can, won’t be as strong. Gonna be longer but fewer trips with strategically taken vacation days. Don’t have kids so we’re able to do a Wed through Sunday type trip or a week long trip.

Drought out west plus, high fuel and feed prices have my local pig hunting looking more attractive this fall. So my hunting days might not change but the specie might.
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:22 AM   #30
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:28 AM   #31
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Yes on gas. But corn and protein have gone crazy too.
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:36 AM   #32
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I’m glad of all years this one I had my by pass done. My surgeon said don’t think about doing anything related to that ranch till January or February.
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Old 06-20-2022, 07:57 AM   #33
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Just think. There are some on this site who either voted for president pudding, or their significant other voted for him. And they will never admit it. But at least no more mean tweets.

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Old 06-20-2022, 08:00 AM   #34
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Every time you fill up, remember, Joe Biden and his ilk hate you and are happy as hell that you are paying through the nose for fuel. November can't come fast enough.
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:06 AM   #35
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[QUOTE=Smart;16266356]Hoping the Nov midterms have the Demo-rats dropping the price of fuel to try to win votes ….. “see what we did for you?”


Spot on forecast. They’re telegraphing that move as well as suggesting possible stimulus checks again. Hang in there fellers.
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:11 AM   #36
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Very curious on how much deer processing fees will increase. I may not give away as much as I normally do to friends and family
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:12 AM   #37
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I don't think it will during the season, but it has in the offseason. I normally try to go about every 3-4 weeks and so far I have been keeping it at about 6 weeks
I’ve done this but also stopped being cheap in the game cam department and got some cell cams. Almost like being there
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:45 AM   #38
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No changes as of today...
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:46 AM   #39
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I have seen a significant drop off in the amount of weekend traffic on my county road. all of my neighbors are staying home this summer, and since i am the only game in town, i am seeing 3x the deer i usually do this time of year.
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:47 AM   #40
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My boys and I usually make 6-8 trips to our lease in Childress between September to January. It takes one tank there and one back at $150 a tank.

$300 x 8 = $2,400 for gas!

It flipping makes me furious to think about it!
We will definitely be shaving those numbers down as much as possible but I hoping to not let it affect our over all season.
Krum to Childress = 204 miles/15mpg = 13.6gals x 2 = 27.2gals x $5.00gal = $136.00 x 8 = $1088.00

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Old 06-20-2022, 08:48 AM   #41
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Trying to figure a trip to Wyoming out in October. Last year we flew to Denver, rented a truck and drove the rest of the way. Southwest was $120 roundtrip and truck rental was about $600.This year airfare is about $300 and rental truck is about $1100. If we drive it is about 2500 miles roundtrip in a diesel truck that gets about 15mpg. Thinking might wait until early Sept to make a decision.
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:56 AM   #42
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We’re worried about hunting and there are hundreds of thousands that can’t even afford the gas to get to work much less meals.

We have definitely slowed our roll and as much as I love hunting that is a want instead of a need !
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:15 AM   #43
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It's appears most people are cutting back on driving at least to some extent. I know I am. It seems if this is the trend nationwide the demand for fuel would be diminishing somewhat.

Before I retired I drove 500-600 miles a week (in DFW traffic). Now my truck leaves my shop about once a week on average. As far as hunting I am fortunate that I can walk out of the shop to most of my stands or drive the Ranger to stands that are farther away.

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Old 06-20-2022, 09:17 AM   #44
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It's appears most people are cutting back on driving at least to some extent. I know I am. It seems if this is the trend nationwide the demand for fuel would be diminishing somewhat.

Before I retired I drove 500-600 miles a week (in DFW traffic). Now my truck leaves my shop about once a week on average. As far as hunting I am fortunate that I can walk out of the shop to most of my stands or drive the Ranger to stands that are farther away.

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Old 06-20-2022, 09:20 AM   #45
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I am fortunate enough to be 15 miles from my deer stand. Getting ready to head over there now and see if any hogs need to be trapped.
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:23 AM   #46
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Most years it wouldn’t bother me. My lease is just 30 min up the road. Corn will be a bigger factor than fuel for me.

But this year, my brother and I are booked to go to 7J again in Wyoming Sept 7-12. Took me two years to save for everything. Its going to cost us several hundred more dollars each in fuel to get there and back.


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Old 06-20-2022, 09:25 AM   #47
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Yes it will. I hunt public land only, and am very aggressive moving between properties all over southern Oklahoma and north Texas based on wind conditions and spots I think may be best for them.
With prices like they are, I will probably not be bouncing around from property to property this year. I will instead pick the property I feel has the best wind directions at the beginning of the week and stay with it.


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Old 06-20-2022, 09:25 AM   #48
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$260 in diesel to run down and back to fill protein feeders on Saturday. 625 miles round trip with running around the ranch included, paid $5.39/gallon on the way out. It stings and it’s gonna get worse fellas. FJB
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:27 AM   #49
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Not really, since I hunt 25 minutes away or out my back door. The floods in Yellowstone saved us from canceling that trip because of gas prices though.
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:27 AM   #50
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Corn is gonna get scarce. Fuel prices effect everything. I expect lease prices to drop next year for the first time . I'm afraid things are about to get serious.
I've been looking for a decent deer lease for 2 years. There just aren't many out there, and the ones that are out there get scooped up very quickly. I don't see prices going down at all. I keep having the attitude that with gas prices and all that being so crazy that there would be leases coming available left and right. It has not been the case at all.

On a side note, there is no question that it has impacted the boat traffic at all my local boat ramps. Going to Sabine pass this time of year usually will have 20+ trucks in the parking lot. The most I've seen this year at one time was yesterday, and it was only like 8 trucks.

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