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Has the downturn in the economy had an impact on your outdoor activities. Are you going to be able to hunt and fish as much thi

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  • rudyglove27
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    I have to watch out on our spending due to the economic downturn were having right now!!!

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  • Big C
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    The economy will not affect me. Luckily I am still employed and I don't have any major upgrade purchases planned for my hunting/fishing gear.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    Jeff 4066.
    You got that right about paintball, my son hits me up for an extra few bucks when he goes. His gun? I wish our hunting rifles had the new gizmos he's added.

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  • Jeff Bowers
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    It has caused me to cancel the buying of a new nice pistol I wanted this year so far. And I don't dare look to hard at rifles either, unless I sell one of mine.

    I do like paintball, and I basically canceled that last year, as it's pricey to go regularly. The better you get, the more supplies you use. You think ammo is expensive? Try $5 for AIR.

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  • buckeye
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    It has not effected my hunting and fishing trips or the amount I am able to go, but I have thought twice about buying some new equipment.

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  • shane
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    The crappier my "real" life gets, the better getting out there feels.

    Instead of banging your head against the wall, or running over that punk in the Honda with your 4x4, go shoot stuff. What better catharsis is there?

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  • huskerguy
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    I'm also one of the new guys that the company i worked for had to get rid of. It hasn't slowed me down on the hunting and fishing, but I have cut back for now on how far I drive to go out. Once I get a job going i'll be all over the place again.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    We've tightened our belt a bit, since we've experienced layoffs before and we take nothing for granted. Last summer's outrageous price of gasoline really impacted our roadtrips, and I believe we'll get another taste of that in the summer ahead. I agree with tyrell, the price of reloading components and ammunition has made a dent in my shooting budget. I reload ammunition for my rifles and sidearms, but I frequently use factory ammo in my .45 ACP for carry ammunition and cycle it through regularly, reloading the brass thereafter. My friends and family usually give me ammunition for birthdays or Christmas gifts, and that tapered off to Starbucks gift cards that cost half the price of a box of .45 hardball. A sporting goods chain that has been in business for years in the Northwest is closing its doors. We live in interesting times, gemtlemen.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    The price of ammo has skyrocketed. What is it like 40 bucks a box for the cheap stuff. I have started to reload all of my own bullets now.

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  • hnestle
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    I think that I will be better off this year. I get about 14 miles to the gallon, so there were alot less trips last year when gas was $3.50 a gallon. I hope it stays under $2.

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  • VT Outdoorsman
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    It has not affected me at all thus far. I am a bit worried about work this summer though.

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  • Beekeeper
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    My wife works in the sporting goods (fishing and hunting) retail trade. Her company has cut her salary by 20%. I am as of yet only affected by the increasing cost of living and have had no cost of living increases as of late. I am told not to expect any adjustments.

    In short, yes it will affect my wife and I. We have had to put off a Western hunting trip and will have to carefully plan next years forays for certain.

    If one looks to the future, the potential for ravenous inflation lurks with every dollar the Government throws at bail out attempts.

    Life for my family is definitely not as good as it once was.

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  • buck hunter 17
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    it dosent affect me at all because i go to school but it dosent affect me and my dad doing anything

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  • tourneyking734
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    with gas prices down its much easier to go to my favorite places to fish. I still hunt locally and that's where ive noticed the difference in ammo prices

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  • teufelhunden
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    Not much affect as of now. I, like everyone else, am cutting back by choice. I save more than I used to, so that naturally cuts into things I used to spend on. I have not cancelled any trips but if I go to the range I take less ammo. I put off buying a new project rifle.

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