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#6493814 - 10/13/16 11:20 AM Has oil prices effected your hunting??
Fourtyonesix Offline
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Registered: 10/09/16
Posts: 23
Loc: Big lake alaska
I live in Alaska and we feel the effects of low oil in a big way. Thousands of jobs lost, state don't have money to meet the budget, etc. I've spoken with clients of mine from New Zealand who also have seen massive cuts from the oil prices.
How has the low oil prices effected your hunt planning and spending?

Where I work and try to forget about oil prices....

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#6493829 - 10/13/16 11:33 AM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
Stompy Online   content
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4592
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Has not affected my hunting operation at all.
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#6493842 - 10/13/16 11:41 AM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 2021
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I'm a hunter, not a outfitter and low oil prices mean I get to go more.
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#6493845 - 10/13/16 11:43 AM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
Hoytman Offline
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Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 3647
Loc: hopkins co
Not trying to be a smart azz but im happy the oil prices have gone down. At this time i can actually fill my 3/4 ton truck and drive it it more. Also can put more money towards hunting and fishing. Will love the day we become energy independent.Dont want anybody to lose there job but i sure dont feel sorry for the oil companys.
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#6493904 - 10/13/16 12:18 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 9047
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Beautiful picture. Alaska is just like us down here in Texas, if you think you're not connected to oil...you're wrong.
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#6493908 - 10/13/16 12:22 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1584
Loc: Houston, TX
I'm a hunter and in the business. Yes, it has affected me. I don't book package hunts during downturns. My salary isn't diminished but my bonuses certainly are. I'm not hurting like so many in the industry, but I tighten my belt during tough times. And I will tell you that $ for entertainment have seriously contracted throughout the industry. This will hurt the larger commercial hunting operations.

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#6493915 - 10/13/16 12:26 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Mr. T.]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2072
Loc: Smith County
Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
I'm a hunter, not a outfitter and low oil prices mean I get to go more.


Yep and also spend more on equipment and hunts.

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#6494148 - 10/13/16 03:25 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2197
This year there has been tons of leases available compared to last year where a lease would get taken sight unseen.

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#6494149 - 10/13/16 03:25 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
Txhillbilly Online   content
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 567
Loc: Johnson County
Working in the oil field,I always feel the effects of low oil & gas prices. It has really sucked the last few years,but it looks like it's on the way back up for a while.

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#6494165 - 10/13/16 03:41 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26311
Loc: Texas
Low oil prices have sure made our drive down south much nicer!

I spend more on hi oil and I don't make any money on oil so ill take low oil every time. If oil was constantly high would competition drive down the price of the commodity and the wages paid in the field? It cant blow and go all the time.
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#6494182 - 10/13/16 04:02 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
jrgocards Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 985
The high prices a few years ago caused me to cut back on fishing trips. My go-to trip was to Broken Bow OK - a 3 hour drive. I would leave @ 3:30AM, arrive @ 6:30, fish until 3 and drive home. Long day but it was worth it. It didn't make sense to pay $80 in gas for 6 hours of fishing.

I'm liking the low prices now.

JR

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#6494198 - 10/13/16 04:18 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9986
Loc: wondering about the woods
bang bad health has effected my hunting... flag
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#6494204 - 10/13/16 04:25 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: colt.45]
ChrisB Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1113
Loc: Prosper , TX
I hate it for the guys that have lost their jobs. It puts more money in my pocket though to go hunting more and spend more on gear.

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#6494211 - 10/13/16 04:31 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 10014
Loc: Chambers County
I work in O&G on the manufacturing side. My division is one of the few making money right now so it's been balls to the wall. I'll probably be working more this season so yes, it is affecting me.

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#6494214 - 10/13/16 04:36 PM Re: Has oil prices effected your hunting?? [Re: Fourtyonesix]
WileyCoyote Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5253
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Our gas & oil lease income is substantially less than anticipated despite some new wells that have been brought on line, and cut out all sorts of planned projects, forcing us us to re program our total overall retirement budgets...FWIW hunting and other extraneous activities are waaay down that bucket list of doables in the last couple years.
Ron
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