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    • Etter1
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      Wow!

      I had plans to get up in the morning, load my daypack up with jerky and warm clothes, and head to the mountains to chase pigs and scout bear spots for next season.

      Went to fill up my Titan today and couldn’t believe where gas is at!

      After spending 8 days in Idaho, I just can’t justify another four hours of driving right now for that with turkey season coming up.

      Guess I’ll go to my local hunting lease and try and call in a bobcat. Will still need the daypack anyway.:D

    • James Harvey
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      You guys don’t know how good you’ve got it! I’ve been paying around $5.50 a gallon for years.

      Good luck with the bobcat πŸ™‚

    • lyagooshka
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      No kidding. I was really hoping to get out west, but between the out-of-state license fees and gas (driving or flying) I guess I should just be happy with the local hunting I have. At least until I get the teleporter up and running. Be well.

      Alex

      😯

    • Mark Turton
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      I got that beat Jim, $8.33 US, and most of that is tax.

      Etter, what mpg do you get from your Titan, I have a Navara same as the Frontier and get about 26 mpg combined but would like a bit more cab space. Would like an Amazon but HOW MUCH:shock:

      Mark.

      A Prius pickup there’s a thought……….I wish I had not had that thought:oops:

    • James Harvey
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      pothunter wrote: I got that beat Jim, $8.33 US, and most of that is tax.

      😯

    • wahoo
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      what about that toyota heliux ?We can’t get them in the US , but over seas ? I think we are paying $3.40

    • Etter1
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      pothunter wrote: I got that beat Jim, $8.33 US, and most of that is tax.

      Etter, what mpg do you get from your Titan, I have a Navara same as the Frontier and get about 26 mpg combined but would like a bit more cab space. Would like an Amazon but HOW MUCH:shock:

      Mark.

      A Prius pickup there’s a thought……….I wish I had not had that thought:oops:

      12-14:(

    • Ralph
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      Price of diesel made my venison cost me more dearly πŸ˜• this year!

    • Wexbow
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      pothunter wrote: I got that beat Jim, $8.33 US, and most of that is tax.

      Like you Mark, it’s $7.90 US per gal(US) here and practically all tax πŸ™„ But at least my Toyota Avensis diesel does about 57 m/gal(UK) and this is a pretty small place compared to that big ol’ country across the ocean!

    • Michael Scott
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      I haven’t checked my Suburban lately, but I’m guessing in the 14 mpg range with it. Probably high 15, maybe 16 on the highway if I stay under 70 mph (yeah right). Here on the north side of Houston, we’re sitting at about 3.67, according to a few of the gas stations I passed yesterday. Was down at almost 3 bucks when I came home from North Dakota back at New Years. I’d like to know what the freakazoid happened to gas that it all of a sudden went back up almost a flippin dollar!! Things are getting ridiculous and stupid. I need to get another mountain bike. Then I just have to fuel myself, which is a big job too, but still probably cheaper than gasoline.

    • Ralph
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      It’s like I just got the info on the Texas Hill Country Shootout TBOT shoot in Vanderpool, Tx. Would be fun but it’s 504 mi. (810 km to some of y’all blokes πŸ˜† ). About 8 hr., at least, drive each way. Dang that be hard on an old retiree’s budget. Good old Amarillo is far from everywhere!!! Fuel prices increasing distances now πŸ˜₯

    • Michael Scott
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      No joke, R2. If you’re driving that far, you might as well go on down to Corpus and spend the night by the Gulf…lol!

    • Mark Turton
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      My brother ‘acquired’ about 2’000 liters. of cooking oil and has been running a Toyota Shogun on it for months, I’m tempted but don’t want to be sat on the side of the road hundreds of miles from home when I’m told my warranty is invalid.

      Wahoo, didn’t like the Hilux, do like the Patrol pickup but we don’t get them here and Nissan parts out of area can be expensive.

      Mark.

    • BuckyT
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      ausjim wrote: You guys don’t know how good you’ve got it! I’ve been paying around $5.50 a gallon for years.

      Good luck with the bobcat πŸ™‚

      That’s the problem right there… It wasn’t too long ago, 10-11yrs, we were paying $1.30 or so…………… I refuse to say that the prices we’re paying over here are “good”…. I definitely feel for you ausjim………….. That’s plum crazy what you’re paying!!!!!!!!

      Our govt is full of a bunch of idiots who won’t tap into the natural resources we have right here……………..

      Ok….. I’m going to stop this rant now……….. Politics make me a angry individual…………………

      Anyways…… Feel your pain Etter… I’m going tomorrow to scout out some public turkey ground. But… It’s only 20 minutes from the house…

    • James Harvey
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      Yeah, we’re copping it sweet man, but like pothunter pointed out, we’re pretty much the middle ground of the western world. Unfortunately, oil is rapidly running out while demand is running up. It’ll just keep climbing till the end.

      I’m pretty sure the domestic oil supplies of the US are being saved till the end. It’s a sensible move imho. Storing for the winter so to speak. I need a horse. Or a camel maybe. It’s hot here.

    • David Petersen
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      Me too. Combined with my boycott of AZ until they outlawed baiting for deer (which they recently did!), gas prices cost me my beloved winter Coues whitetail hunt this year. If we didn’t have a wise and necessary prohibition against blatant political talk on this site, I’d have some comments on where all the gas is going and why it costs so much. But it doesn’t take a lot of thinking to parse it out across the past decade and more. My wife craves to move to a small town where she can walk everywhere in case I croak. While I have no current plans to move to the crematorium, small town life sure would make sense from a fossil fuel consumption pov. But then I’d have to drive to hunt where I can walk to now. And the bars would be so handly I’d spend as much on booze as I do gas … hmmm, come to think of it that might be a good swap! πŸ˜†

    • Michael Scott
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      Nah, David, you don’t want to move to a small town unless the elk come into town. Estes Park, maybe? πŸ˜€ LOL!! And you don’t want to sit in a stale old bar drinking. That would mean you would have to leave to go home. Just stay at home and drink there. That way, your bed is closer, and there’s no risk of public intoxication, disorderly conduct or any other malfunction of the law. πŸ˜† Live your life out in the woods. I wish I could. Now I’m in a double-wide in a subdivision in Texas. πŸ˜• At least I’m not IN the city, though. I’d rather walk to the hunting woods than walk to the bar any day. Or walk anywhere else for that matter.

    • Ripforce
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      I feel your pain I have GMC duramax, diesel is now $4.29 a gallon talk about a tax on the middle class this is one of them barely can afford to drive it to work any more!

    • Troy Breeding
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      I was hoping gas prices would be lower this summer. Only got to attend but one turnament lastyear due to health problems. Now that I’m back in good condition I may be limited to how many I can attend this summer due to the travel cost.

      With the better half being sent out of country for the past six months with her work I’ve had to man the fort all winter. I had high hopes of slipping in a hog hunt or two this spring. Looks like that may be hijacked as well.

      It’s always one thing or another…..:x

      Troy

    • Ben M.
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      I gave 80 bucks for a 1990 Toyota Tercel in 2005 (it’s pictured in my avatar). It gets ~36mpg and all five of us fit in it. I look awful funny driving around with a jonboat or deer tied to the top, but people around here have gotten used to it. Actually, maybe they’ve come to expect things like that from me…

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