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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Centreville, MD camp in 4A
Re: Sunday hunting in Pa. may generate $804M
I think the guys in PA who live in the rural areas who can walk out the back door and hunt cannot appreciate how much money us "city" fellers spend to catch a few days in your God's country.
I typically only make it up to PA for about 3 days of gun season, and once in a while a couple days for bear. For that brief amount of time I am paying about:
$2400 a year in real estate taxes (I own land in PA)
$500 in fuel for the truck and UTV (400 mile round trip)
About $250 a year in electric bills. (12 months of service)
Probably about $50 a day in food at the local eateries. (Either eat in or staples for the camp)
Another couple hundred in hunting stuff at the local stores. (Seems like I always need another box of ammo, new pair of boots, extra gloves, and sometimes a new gun)
And, let's not forget my non-resident license fees.
And probably more, but that is all being spent in PA. Doing the math, one could argue that for my three days in PA it costs me about $700 a day!
So, if I am spending an average of $700 a day, just me and one PA resident who walks out the back door and does not spend a dime averages to $350 each.
If I had a Sunday to hunt, it would probably stretch to about 5 days minimum.. Those two extra days would most certainly generate revenue for PA and the small businesses who cater to the hunters.
Best regards, Glenn
Ain't no such thing as a "couldahad" with the bow"