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What will gas prices be by September?
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From: midwest
24-May-22
...and will it affect whether you head west or not?

Life's too short to miss a season hunting something out west. I'll cut back elsewhere.

From: drycreek
24-May-22
Ugh, I hate to think about it.

From: Shaft2Long
24-May-22
National average $7.00/gallon.

I’m not sure yet.

From: LINK
24-May-22
It will hurt by nothing like chasing my kids ball games 5-6 nights a week. Most of the away games are 50-70 miles one direction. In a suburban that adds up quick. I pull up to the pump several times a week and get shut off at $100 with a tank that’s not full. Let’s Go Brandon

From: Norseman
24-May-22
Just a phase “we” all have to struggle through for a better world.

From: KY EyeBow
24-May-22
JoeBama still likely in office.............

From: Blood
24-May-22
If you have an elk tag in your pocket already, it will not change one thing about heading west. Not one thing.

There is not one person on Bowsite who will say, “ Yeah, I’m just going to burn this elk tag because the price of gas is a little bit too expensive”

From: Vonfoust
24-May-22
I decided I just won't eat during July.

From: Mule Power
24-May-22
I’m thinking about male prostitution. $20 is $20 and there’s no such thing as eating a Wyoming elk license!!! My therapy would cost more than the gas!

From: Norseman
24-May-22
Fred Garvin

From: azelkhntr
24-May-22
From: Mule Power24-May-22 I’m thinking about male prostitution. /// When you know you really suck you might as well provide cab service at your local Loves.

From: Michael
24-May-22
I have been running all over the upper Midwest fishing so far this spring. Not having to pull my boat during hunting season = saving money by going hunting.

From: Shawn
24-May-22
I would think Senile Joe and his groupies will realize that the Nov elections won't be far off by than and try and get it down to under 4 dollars a gallon. The sad thing is people will think they are getting a deal!! I paid 5.79 for diesel today and thought pretty good, than I thought I am an idiot thinking that is pretty good!! Biden took office gas was 2.15 a galloon and diesel 2.75. What a joke the dems have become!! Shawn

From: LUNG$HOT
24-May-22

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Every time I fill up it’s the same sick gut feeling after getting kicked in the sack! I was close to E the other day and the pump didn’t stop at that $100 mark. $149.00 to fill my truck! The sticker was already on the pump but dam is it accurate.

From: HDE
24-May-22
It will not affect me whether or not I head out west. The high prices we are experiencing though are most likely here to stay - not fuel - but everything else.

From: Aspen Ghost
24-May-22
It's ok. It's just part of Bidens' "Incredible Transition".

From: Bowfreak
24-May-22
It would not affect me if I had an elk tag. I would figure a way to make it work. That being said....I had planned on taking my whole family west, stopping in WY to allow my girls to shoot a couple of antelope and hitting many of the tourist spots both ways. The issue with this is feeding 4 mouths, fuel and a motel/B&B at every stop for 10+ days. Its cheap to drive out and sleep in the truck during the drive and in a tent during the hunt compared to all of that. Probably going to be a trip to the beach for the family this year instead.

24-May-22
It’s hitting pretty hard. With a weakening dollar and interest rates on the rise, work opportunities are becoming less. Still plenty of people calling and plenty to bid commercially. However, the pricing cost is halting all the opportunities for jobs that bank money. It’s getting more lean everyday too.

24-May-22

From: bigswivle
24-May-22
Taking delivery on my spacexfarm1 electric 150horse tractor in September. Can’t wait, you guys better get with the times!!!

From: cnelk
24-May-22
You are gonna get a real eye awakening when you roll into small Mtn towns to fill up before you head to camp.

Prices are already sky high - better bring extra gas or be prepared to pay.

From: KsRancher
24-May-22
^ my dad and I pulled into Copper Mtn. to fuel up years ago when fuel was high. We didn't even think about fuel prices. We just filled up when we needed to. As I was filling up I just happen to notice that I was filling up with $5.25 diesel. When dad came out of the convenient store I said "hey dad, look at the price of this fuel". He liked to passed out. I am not sure I want to know what diesel is up there now.

24-May-22
Just another thing to ‘budget’ for…BEG seems to have a pretty good grasp on this, so we’ll see! Topped off at 6.31 Diesel yesterday, but that’s in this #ucked up state where a majority of that is for taxes…

From: buckhammer
24-May-22
A stimulus gas card will be in your mailbox by Labor Day. It might even be attached to an absentee ballot.

24-May-22
Speaking of which, the great Gruesome Newsom is saying we could see a $400 dollar gas card in July…Yay! Lol

From: TGbow
24-May-22
Im sure this is no shock to most of us. Knew it was comin

From: Old Bow
24-May-22
Turn your guns in for gas cards

24-May-22
Get a electric pickup. Just head out 7 days early.drive 300 miles,charge it for 10 hours. 300 miles, chaege 10 hours. Till you get there. ...LETS GO BRANDON

24-May-22
Why middle class Americans continue to drive oversized vehicles when they don't have to tow/offroad/work/etc, ie: when going to the grocery store or to the kid's ball games, is just a continual amazement for me and makes me SMH.

You can have a 4x4 truck or a 4x4 truck plus a car that gets 40 mpg for the same cost. It's just up to you whether or not you want to put pointless miles on your expensive truck when you don't have to.

I've put nearly 750K miles on Honda Civics over the past 2 decades while having a 4x4 truck and it's saved me 10s of thousands of dollars.

There are ways to save a lot of money. The way listed above requires swallowing some pride, but it's rewarded by laughing all the way to the bank.

From: shorty
24-May-22
Let's make sure we all get out and vote for Democrats in November so we can see more of the same. Higher gas, higher inflation, food shortages, and war. Need I go on?

24-May-22

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From: APauls
24-May-22
I put a QUARTER tank in my 20 foot Lund. It was $100.

24-May-22
I can only imagine Adam...

24-May-22
But that’s Canadian dollars, so it was only pocket change, right Adam?

Dano, I didn’t say anything about electric cars. But you have the option of driving whatever you want. You just have to pay for it. I was just explaining how I’ve saved 10s of thousands of dollars over 20 years by not taking my v10 to the grocery store.

So I have a question: if having a gas-efficient car means you only drive your truck once a year, does that mean you only hunt once per year? That sounds horrible.

Or was that just hyperbole?

From: Oryx35
24-May-22
I'm in Idyll's camp on this one. My daily driver gets 52 mpg. That said, I can't imagine gas prices will impact any of the hunts I've lined up for this fall. The gas, and likely everything else, will just cost more than it used to.

From: LUNG$HOT
24-May-22
Yep. The wife drives a small SUV and my daily driver is a little Kia Optima. Gets about double what my truck does on MPG. Truck gets plenty of use too but try to keep miles on the KIA as much as possible.

From: Norseman
24-May-22
So we should all go out and trade in our trucks and/or by a separate “grocery” getter? Where are we getting that cash for a Civic?

Buy 10 acres, get some milkers for lower cost milk?

Brilliant!

24-May-22

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52MPG, surely you jest…Traded for it, straight up! I can get 70MPG on this hog!

24-May-22
I used to commute 100 miles round trip every weekday. In 1990 I bought a brand new Geo Metro for $5500 and it got 52mpg. The payment, insurance and monthly fuel was cheaper than the fuel alone that I was burning in my 4x4 pickup. It was basically a free car and I saved a lot of wear and tear on my truck. After I wore the first Geo out I bought another one. It was very cheap transportation but after driving them for about 15 years I couldn't take it anymore and I bought a BMW for my commuter.

The cost of diesel won't stop me from elk hunting in Wyoming this year but it does have me considering leaving the 30' toyhauler camper at home...

25-May-22
Unfortunately it’s not just going to be fuel cost, but everything in between…

From: BULELK1
25-May-22
Last week in Wyoming/west side, gas $4.52--low grade/87 and Diesel was $5.49.

Here back home it's $4.34 @ Sam's Club/No diesel sales there and $4.56 gas/$5.39 Deisel @ Maverick.

Both my Jeep's are gas/87 and getting right at 16--18 mpg's...

I do everything in 1 big morning daily loop, gym, hike, misc like Lowe's or groceries ect. shopping stops if need be and then home.....no more 2-3 trips a day for misc stuff.

Good luck, Robb

From: midwest
25-May-22
I live 2 miles from my job. My gf works from home. My truck is a 2.6 Ecoboost so not terrible on gas. My gf has a Hyundai that sits in the garage most of the time. Makes no financial sense for me to have a 2nd "economy" vehicle to pay for, insure, and maintain.

From: cnelk
25-May-22
A few weeks ago I drove to DIA, up to Dillon, CO, and back home. 300 miles.

I decided before I left that I wouldnt drive over 70mph, just to see what kind of mileage I would get on my 2009 GMC Sierra 5.3 [I was amazed how many people were flying by me]

Just by keeping my foot out of the gas, I got 19.1 mpg. and Im ok with that.

So there are ways to help offset the high fuel prices

From: LINK
25-May-22
Ike I would love to fit my family of 6 into a Honda Civic instead of an SUV, it just isn’t realistic. Even if there was a middle seat in the front like cars use to have there’s no room when you add a car seat or two. We have a car that we drive if ever one of us is not able to go but that’s rare. Most people I see driving SUVs to ball games aren’t doing it so there 2 children have plenty of room.

From: Brotsky
25-May-22
Gas, groceries, equipment, tags, licenses, and everything else....it all costs significantly more. Yet I see more people traveling, more applicants in the draws, more hunters at the trailheads, less stock and more shoppers at the stores. Sounds like things are priced right if you believe in capitalism, people keep buying, going, doing price be damned. Regardless of who is in charge, if the demand is there, the prices will be too.

From: Beendare
25-May-22
Thankfully I’m in a situation in life where I can afford to do pretty much whatever I want to do.

I feel bad for the lower income folks that are struggling with these high prices for fuel. High fuel prices cost me in my small company almost an extra $1000 a month

From: Inshart
25-May-22
cnelk x2... my 2019 GMC Sierra 6.2 ---- if I can keep it at 60 or under (most county roads I drive are 55mph) I can get right at 22mpg -- I'm happy with that.

Getting up to the 70mph drops me to about 17 - 18 mpg, still not bad.

Like Robb, I no longer make unnecessary trips like I used to - I combine what used to be a few trips into one.

From: Boatman71
25-May-22
I have been putting E85 so far this summer at 2.68 a gallon. Just trying to weather the storm.

From: GFL
25-May-22
I bought my diesel for $2.89 and filled a 1000 gallon tank up before the cluster. That’s enough fuel for my farm for quite a while. Only regret is not buying another fuel tank

From: azelkhntr
25-May-22
For around the town errands I'm back on the scooter.

From: bigeasygator
25-May-22
Well said Brotsky.

From: midwest
25-May-22
I bet there are a lot of people that were living paycheck to paycheck due to bad decision making that are suffering greatly right now. I also be there were a lot of people who weren't living paycheck to paycheck who are now.

My discretionary spending has definitely been reduced as I'm sure it has for many others. The trickle down affect of that spending reduction will hurt a lot of small business.

25-May-22
I’m liking my 20 Alumi-Duty…17-18 around town and a easy 21-23 on Hwy at 71Mph…Like everyone, just cut out the un-needed trips…I think this weekend will be the tell all as far as travel goes…People are still being people and the coffee lines are still long! I know I need my Dutch when in town…

From: 12yards
25-May-22
I drive about 15000 miles per year. I would be lucky to save $1000/year (assuming 10,000 car/5,000 truck miles) by also having a small commuter that averaged 28 mpg. That doesn't include the additional cost of insuring/licensing/paying for/maintaining/etc. of another vehicle. I don't know how I would save 10s of thousands of dollars.

25-May-22
“ So we should all go out and trade in our trucks and/or by a separate “grocery” getter? Where are we getting that cash for a Civic?”

These vehicles pay for themselves if you do any significant amount of driving. My last Civic cost $13,130. I just sold it for $2000 with $350K+ miles on it. Original clutch. One set of rear breaks, two sets of front breaks. 3 timing belts/water pumps. Besides that, just gas and tires. It saved me 10s of thousands of dollars over putting 350K miles on a truck. And that’s just one of the 3 civics I’ve had over the past 24 years. They more than pay for themselves.

And I currently own two trucks. A Tacoma and a V10 Dodge 2500.

I use whatever one I need for the job I’m doing, which is usually not towing or off-roading.

25-May-22
Link, studies show that irrespective of the # of children in a household, by far, the most common number of people in a vehicle at any given time, is 1.

You do need a large vehicle for your family. But every time it’s just you, your wife, or the two of you, you’re wasting money.

25-May-22
And the “I can’t afford a Civic because I have a truck” logic falls flat when you make your truck (which costs 2+ times what a civic does out the door and then again 2+ times what a civic does to fuel, fix, and maintain) last two to three times as long as you otherwise would when you’re not taking it to the office/little league/grocery store/etc.

The fact of the matter is that people just want to drive more vehicle than they need. And that’s your choice. But you’re throwing away an incredible amount of money over the years, the more you drive.

From: Grey Ghost
25-May-22
At 6’5” and 260#, you won’t find me in a Honda Civic. I’d rather pay the higher fuel prices and be comfortable in my pickup.

Matt

25-May-22
^^^ Bingo!

From: 12yards
25-May-22
I just did some simple math. It would personally cost me significantly more to own two vehicles than just my Suburban with my typical driving patterns. Like I said, I drive about 15,000 miles per year. If I split it 10,000 on a Civic and 5,000 on my Suburban, I'd save just under $300 per year assuming $3.50/gallon gas (I know, different now, but 3.50 might be high over the last 10 years). That doesn't include the price of the Civic which makes the combo way more expensive than the Suburban alone.

Now, is the Suburban more vehicle than I need? Now, probably. But I bought it when I had three boys at home. It was a family vehicle replacement for a pickup and van. I gave the pickup to my oldest son, sold the van with 200,000 plus miles. I need a vehicle that can tow my fishing boat, and work as a truck on hunting trips. I could definitely get by with something less now. I don't need the family roominess, and my boat is not huge. A vehicle that can tow 3000 pounds would work. Was thinking a smaller SUV or a small pickup. Honestly, wouldn't mind a diesel half ton. Yes I know fuel costs more, but I'd be burning less fuel and would be more green right? I guess that is the right thing to do.

From: 70lbDraw
25-May-22
“At 6’5” and 260#, you won’t find me in a Honda Civic. I’d rather pay the higher fuel prices and be comfortable in my pickup.”

On that we can agree! But I also like the fact that if I get in an accident, my Dodge Ram will likely protect me waaaay more than a rice burning, plastic laden, compact death trap will!!

From: Beendare
25-May-22
I would put higher odds that Biden doesn’t make it through his full term than we see Trump era fuel prices again.

25-May-22
It’s not just gas 12 yards. It costs 1/2 or less for all maintenance including oil changes and tires. My tires on my civic, after rebate for warranty, I’d typically $$250-300. Costs me more than a grand to put tires on my 3/4 ton truck.

25-May-22
Google says that 3.9% of adult American men are taller than 6’2”.

I can understand not wanting a Japanese car if you’re 6’5”, but that’s a small percentage of the population. I’m 6’0” in bare feet and feel I’d still be comfortable in my civic with a couple extra inches.

25-May-22
Topped off at $6.21 this morning, cash…Now at $6.31! Add .10 for credit! NorCal The Memorial Day creep, thinking I’m going somewhere…Lol

From: ahunter76
25-May-22
Maybe i should get me a 2 car hauler trailer & haul 2 groups out west in the same general area for a fee & when your all done, haul ya back. Or, take 4 guys hunting together in my vehicle & tow your Diesel Truck or Jeep & be your camp cook at your base camp. I'm a hell of a cook in the wilderness too. I'm retired & my knees no longer allow me to hump those hill after those critters.. Sweet Chili, Sloppy Joes, Eggs, sausage & potatoes, Spaghetti, Goulash to name a few that taste great after a day on the mountain & all prepared for your aching body..

From: 12yards
25-May-22
Factored it all in. Tires, oil changes, even windshield wipers. Still wouldn't work for me. And if I had the car, my truck expenses drop quite a bit. Fewer oil changes and new tires. The car would cost more to maintain as it would get 2/3 of the miles.

From: Ben
25-May-22
If you think the price of fuel is bad, how would you like to be a soldier? Biden says he is going to convert the whole military over to electric vehicles. I can just see an electric tank rolling to a stop and the guys get out and say to the enemy " We're stopping for 10 hours to recharge. Don't shoot till we are charge up!"

From: ahunter76
25-May-22
Ben, I did think of that & so much more when it comes to our military..

From: t-roy
25-May-22

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It’s gotten so bad, this is what I’ve been relegated to driving for my work vehicle(s).

From: billygoat
25-May-22
It may only be anecdotal, but I haul gas/diesel up and down the Front Range in CO, and days before Memorial Day Weekend, my company is sluggish for deliveries. Last year at this time we were slammed.

From: Fuzzy
26-May-22
by September we should see some "correction" in price due to alternative fuels, increased production and reduced consumption via price-driven conservation. I'm gonna say we've not hit the peak but we should be back down to where we are now by early fall

From: azelkhntr
26-May-22
^^^^^^ Bwaahahahahahaha! ^^^^^^

From: Norseman
26-May-22
Why not $12/gal fuel and get a moped or bike? Where’s the drawing line?

From: Bake
26-May-22
Idyll: My wife had a 5 speed Honda Civic when we got married. Oh I hated that car. Hated driving it. Hated being in it. Felt like I was in a tin can. No guts, couldn't pass. Road noise. I'd happily pay $10k a year not to have to drive a car like that again :) When we moved back home to the sticks one of the first things we did was trade it off. Scared me her driving it with all the deer around.

And where I live, with our large deer population, I believe a little light car is a death trap. Hit a deer at 70 and the deer may run away and you end up in a hospital or morgue.

When my daughter turns 16 she won't be driving a little car. She'll have a pickup or an SUV. Something tall enough a deer will be unlikely to go through the front windshield. And heavy enough to take a hit and not lose control.

From: Norseman
26-May-22

26-May-22
I think Brotsky was spot on. To this point demand is still well above supply for everything. Based on that, prices are likley to continue to increase. People are buying everything like crazy. So far no real reduction in miles driven. Prices are reflecting demand and demand is high.

From: Shawn
26-May-22
If prices stay where they are it will cost me 800 bucks to get me to Kansas this year pulling my 40 ft TT. My wife will be trailing in her little Nissan, it will cost about 180 to get her there. Once there the Cummins will be parked and we will use her car for all the hunting and going to the store and such. I figure bringing the car at 42 mph will save me well over 600 bucks while out there. 80 days is a long time to be running all over NW Kansas and Nebraska in my diesel. Shawn

From: azelkhntr
26-May-22
Demand is greater than supply because brandon on day 1 instituted the Green New Deal and shut down the entire oil producing sector. He told them to stop pumping and stop drilling, cancelled existing leases and all future leases. Gawd I miss 45.

From: Delta G
26-May-22
Just hit $2 a litre in northern Manitoba ! Geeze!

From: BULELK1
27-May-22
I noticed when I had my F350/V-10 that if I stayed right around 68 mph and 2,000 rpm that I got the best milage on the freeway, not towing and not fighting a head wind to much.

I've tried that with my Jeeps, and it is still holding true.

I might get to my destination 5 - 10 minutes later but cheaper.

Good luck, Robb

27-May-22
Elk hunting in Colorado and Wyoming this year. With non-resident hunting being so expensive what's a few more thousand for gas?

From: Rut Nut
27-May-22
From: ahunter7625-May-22

Maybe i should get me a 2 car hauler trailer & haul 2 groups out west in the same general area for a fee & when your all done, haul ya back. Or, take 4 guys hunting together in my vehicle & tow your Diesel Truck or Jeep & be your camp cook at your base camp. I'm a hell of a cook in the wilderness too. I'm retired & my knees no longer allow me to hump those hill after those critters.. Sweet Chili, Sloppy Joes, Eggs, sausage & potatoes, Spaghetti, Goulash to name a few that taste great after a day on the mountain & all prepared for your aching body..

I'm picturing a food truck parked at a popular trailhead during Elk Season.........................just make sure you have the breakfast sammiches and coffee ready before first light, and the Philly Cheesesteaks and pulled pork just after sunset....................................you should make a killing! ;-)

From: Fuzzy
27-May-22
ok folks, I'm not on here much but I'll be back in early September for a price-check ;)

27-May-22
You check in whenever you can Fuzzy…Don’t let ‘em run you off!

From: BK
28-May-22
I just returned from Colorado driving I-80 yesterday. Like mentioned above I kept my speed around 70 mph, rpms at under 2000. My PU was loaded going out, got 20.4 mpg, empty coming home, got 20.7 mpg. Duramax with an Allison. Yes, every yahoo on I-80 was flying past me, I didn't care. Two cheapest places for Diesel along I-80 were at the Henderson and Overton exits. Henderson was $4.49 diesel, other $4.99. All others were $5.07 to $5.39. In Colorado, $5.17 to $5.30, Estes was $5.17 diesel at the Safeway station. Yes, their antlers are looking good already.

From: PECO2
28-May-22
I live here (out west in Colorado) so no problem for me.

From: TexasBuck
28-May-22
I'm actually more worried about gas shortages and gas rationing than gas prices. I drew Montana this year and God willing I'm getting up there in September no matter what! If the price of a tag doubled I'd probably still begrudingly pay it and the price of a tag is about what its gonna cost me to make the 4000 mile round trip from Texas in my Diesel 2500 HD. May have to sell some used bows to fund that trip! ??

28-May-22
Up another .08 cents today…Weird, usually they go by .10 lol….$6.38 cash!

From: Old Bow
28-May-22
TexasBuck , I have a friend that lives in Texas and you guys are paying way less than us Californians, he says $4 and some change

From: Shawn
28-May-22
Diesel 7 bucks at some spots in NY today, most around 6.79. I found it for 5.69 and thought again that ain't bad!! Bullshit!! It shoul be well under 4 bucks a gallon!! Kasnsas here I come in late August!! Shawn

29-May-22
Gas in Wisconsin (cash), is anywhere from 419 to 439 a gallon in my areas. In the UP, where I am now, it is 4.69 and going to 4.89 this Wed. Also County mgt is worried about elderly and poor, being able to heat homes this winter, with the upcoming high costs of propane and natural gas........

Some of you Biden buddies, should tell your pal, alot of people are hurting, in alot of areas, and this TAX, that all you Dems love, is not on the rich, but on the very poor, who you always say, your there to protect,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what a joke

From: KSflatlander
29-May-22
Shawn- Gee I didn’t know the president controls oil demand and the refinery maintenance schedule. What a tool.

From: scentman
29-May-22
September is some time away, prices here in WNY are 4.59 at present... I don't believe they will go down much come fall.

From: RK
29-May-22
$4.15 San Antonio $4.05 Corpus Christi $4.12 Uvalde

Down in all three places

Higher along the Interstates $4.79 at one Loves truck stop

From: Beendare
29-May-22

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3 stations in my town, $5.99 was the cheapest for 87 octane.

In parts of SF bay area its over $7.00….

29-May-22
Been, we got a gas card coming buddy…Lol

From: midwest
30-May-22
Filled up my gf's car in southern Iowa yesterday coming home from Missouri at $3.99/gal. Around $4.30/gal in my home area.

From: TonyBear
30-May-22
When I was in college the second time I hunted bear. $20 could get me three 5 gallon buckets of weat , molasses to top them off and enough gas in my 6 cyl Toyota High Boy to run up North and re-bait. Did this three times a week. That was in 2000.

In 2008 paid high prices for gas to take in a Eastern MT elk trip. 23-28 MPG in a 6 cyl SUV fully packed. We thought that was expensive.

Now its $125-130 to fill my pick-up, I hunt turkeys and deer close buy but still interested in bear up North again . A MT or CO elk trip is out of reach for now... Thanks Dems, yeah Dems this is on you...

30-May-22
Diesel this morning…$6.38 add .10 for Credit!

From: RK
30-May-22
Gas Texas Coast this morning $3.96

Diesel. $4.15

30-May-22

30-May-22
To answer Midwest OP, no, not a chance.

Sacrifices elsewhere and if it comes down, that’s extra.

Good luck this fall everyone.

From: Grey Ghost
30-May-22
The high country will be as crowded as usual. Judging by the number of guys anxiously awaiting the Colorado draw results, count on it.

Matt

30-May-22
All about budgeting, selling body parts or other odds and ends…

From: LBshooter
30-May-22
It's sad that the liberals are putting all this pain into the country, some folks won't make it through this. It is going to cause even more pain when gas continues to climb and yet the politicians skate through it without feeling the crunch. The only hope I see is republicans take house and senate with a veto proof majority and just pass bills to turn the energy issue back.

From: scentman
30-May-22
Peter, the dems could care less, during the lock down many fine establishments had to close down in and around Buffalo... I am talking long established businesses. Cuomo, responsible for the deaths of untold seniors in homes is lobbying for political posture as we speak... heartless individuals only for their own agenda. I don't need to hear any chin music from our resident libs as any dem state or city or municipality is totally messed up, and they need feds to bail them out.

From: Grey Ghost
30-May-22
Let’s see a show of hands of who knows a dedicated hunter who wont hunt this year because of inflation. I don’t know a single one.

Matt

30-May-22
They’ll be some Matt…Especially OTC type hunts, that may not have been a second thought in the past…Draw hunts, not so much! Lol

From: RonP
31-May-22
"Let’s see a show of hands of who knows a dedicated hunter who wont hunt this year because of inflation. I don’t know a single one. Matt"

I am raising my hand not because I won't hunt at all, but because I am and will continue to cut back. I doubt I am alone and others like me are not hard to find.

Like many of you I do different types of hunting and will cut back on all but one type that I enjoy the most. I make a decent living and do not live pay check to pay check in case you want to make assumptions. I am cutting back because I am concerned what the future may hold in terms of the economy.

It is good to hear the gas prices won't have an effect on everyone but with all due respect, some of you come across as being out of touch.

From: Elkpacker
31-May-22
This will not get better until the gov goes Repb. The Dems want you to fell the pain at the pump until you go electric as has been mandated. When the car batteries wear out what is the us going to do with them. They are not biodegradable. A chinesse copany will take them off our hands go 5/10 miles off our coast and dump them

From: Beendare
31-May-22
“Been, we got a gas card coming buddy…”

Yeah….and its going to have a message on the back from that turd Newsome, “Vote for Me”

Forget how I turned SF into a homeless encampment by paying them $610/mo and gave them phones….and when the brownout hits you forget my disaster of an energy policy…oh and forget how I mismanaged the forests so these massive fires could darken the skies in the entire western US.

Heres some free gas…vote for me.

From: buckhammer
31-May-22
RonP......your post is spot on! Couldn't have said it better myself.

Gas jumped another .25 cents here in Michigan today....it now sits at $4.79 a gallon.

From: swede
31-May-22
I talked to a herd of elk today and they unanimously agree everyone should stay home and not hunt this year in protest. I support them on this but told them they should expect me to be back out. They replied that they would feel a great disappointment if they did not have to keep looking up for someone in a tree stand. I may have to stay the whole season just so they don't get lonesome.

From: bigswivle
31-May-22
Definitely affected my future hunting plans. Figuring out how to make my business work with all this craziness is way more important than hunting. I can hunt at home with my girls and get my fix tho.

31-May-22
“ Heres some free gas…vote for me.”

Exactly….

From: RK
31-May-22
Watched one of Bidens advisers today doing an interview where he was asked to predict gasoline prices by the end of the year based on Biden agenda.

He of course had nothing but nonsense talking points to fall back on.

Those of you that voted for this fool should be totally ashamed by your decision.

01-Jun-22
$6,55 this morning...Diesel

01-Jun-22
Dano/Shawn you'll be gone here soon...

From: azelkhntr
01-Jun-22
The cost of the fuel roundtrip from SOAZ to NoCO is greater than the cost of the NR otc elk tag. Thats crazy. I don't do crazy.

From: BULELK1
06-Jun-22
I cut a day off my Wyo trip this coming week as Gas/87 is kissing $4.80 a gallon and no doubt hit $5 by the end of the week.

So that $200.00 is for my fuel/travel co$t now.........

Bummer,

Robb

From: Fuzzy
07-Jun-22
Hi Ike and others, I do check in when I can, and nothing on "the net" gets me het up anymore. Retirement/self-employment has been keeping me hopping, and out of the house/chair and away from the screen. /I can understand the skepticism re: my optimism, but I'm basing it on the premise that there are other alternatives to petroleum-based transportation fuels which are less socially palatable and more expensive than petro-based at the $3.50 to $4 mark, but when prices hit and hold > 4.50-$6/gallon, then eventually the market (capitalism and free-market are wonderful things) drive up the knowledge base and justify the infrastructure. Heck if diesel and gasoline goes over $6 and holds, I'll buy a mule and sharpen the axe and crosscut saw !

From: jdbbowhunter
07-Jun-22
Will be interesting to see if guys see less hunters in OTC units, due to fuel prices?

07-Jun-22
Whatever it’ll be, is out of our hands…lol

From: RT
07-Jun-22
I'll follow swede's plan. This will all be campfire talk in a few years.

From: jjs
07-Jun-22
Just read that 100 acres of Iowa farm land sold for $1.2 million, $5 gas is a drop in a bucket, the great caste system has arrived.

07-Jun-22
Man, I keep complaining, but so far nothing is getting cheaper.

In all seriousness, my wife drives an 8 year old Honda CRV, which is about as small as we can get and still have room for our kids and the requisite stuff they always seem to need.

Even a car that size costs over $100 to fill up today.

My daily driver is ‘01 4Runner that doesn’t get great mileage, but I only drive it 3-4K miles a year.

I make decent money, and we’re fairly frugal, but I’d be lying if I said the prices of everything going up so much these last months isn’t making an impact on the way we live.

And I know it’s even worse for many others.

From: HDE
07-Jun-22
^^^ and unfortunately, we have to suffer the consequences of foolishly minded...

From: Fuzzy
29-Jul-22
July 27th, Wytheville VA, regular gas was $3.89 (lowest seen) diesel $5.18 (also lowest seen) ..... seems to have hit a plateau for now.

From: PECO2
29-Jul-22
Dropping 10 cents a week here in Colorado. We are at $4.49 now, in my rural area. My brother said he filled up in Arkansas for $3.12 yesterday. I predict it to keep coming down until the mid term election in November.

From: PECO2
29-Jul-22
Dropping 10 cents a week here in Colorado. We are at $4.49 now, in my rural area. My brother said he filled up in Arkansas for $3.12 yesterday. I predict it to keep coming down until the mid term election in November.

From: Michael
29-Jul-22
Filled up this morning in Wood Lake Minnesota at $3.99 a gallon.

From: Old Bow
29-Jul-22
Still six bucks here in California

From: Dollar
29-Jul-22
Still $4.25 -$4.60 per gallon give or take in Florida.You can spend money chasing cheap gas if you like here.

From: scentman
29-Jul-22
Went up 10 cents this morning 4.59 WNY... thanks Joe from Scranton.

From: yooper89
29-Jul-22
$4.28 gas in the Denver area where I filled up this morning.

From: fuzzy
29-Jul-22
4 inch diameter PVC/DWV pipe was under $40 per 20 foot joint two years ago. Now it's almost $100. Just an example.

From: Mule Power
29-Jul-22
It won’t last. Gas prices are in part based on psychological warfare. They test us. See how we react to rising prices. Then they throw us a bone. Once we calm down the stick it to us again. I’ve already seen talks of skyrocketing prices as a result of Putin shutting down oil flow to Germany. I think they’ll crank them up again just in time for elk season. Bastards.

From: flybyjohn
29-Jul-22
We don't need no stinking gasses. I feel the prices but luckily I only live 10 miles from where I park and hunt, and I use a KLR or a Subi to get to my area. Cost me a couple dollars each day I go out hunting.

From: spike buck
29-Jul-22
Prices have gone down about. 37 cents a litre here.

From: ohiohunter
29-Jul-22

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From: Cornpone
29-Jul-22
By fall I expect gas prices to be around $3 per gallon. Dems will do it in order to gain November votes by releasing all our reserves or by whatever means. Watch how they'll continue to play the Roe v Wade all the way to election day.

From: azelkhntr
29-Jul-22
Fuel prices are rising not falling. The little dip you see here in the US is because of a temp suspension of the Fed gas tax. We're going into the cold months now and fuel demand around the globe is at an all-time high. We are now in a recession which means stagflation cannot be far behind. The idgits in DC can't fix this by spending another $700+ bil we don't have. They should be contracting the dollars not printing more. The Saudis were at 100% production capacity when pedo pete went and kissed MSB's ring. So, to help US out; snicker: they are buying Russian oil at a $60 pbl and selling it to US at over $100 pbl. Thx brandon. Get ready.

29-Jul-22
Ahhh, Dano is still alive and well I see….Lol

From: fuzzy
29-Jul-22
azelkhunter, how do you explain the 50 cent per gallon "dip" in untaxed off road diesel price?

From: peterk1234
29-Jul-22
Less demand. At some point you have no choice but to use less.

From: buckhammer
29-Jul-22
Gas is $3.83 in a neighboring town. From the reactions of people posting about it online you would think that the gas stations are giving it away.

29-Jul-22
$4.27 in Cheyenne for regular, $5.07 for diesel.

From: Thornton
29-Jul-22
Dropped back down to $3.74 here in Kansas.

From: ohiohunter
30-Jul-22
Sam’s club $3.38 for 87

From: BULELK1
30-Jul-22
I'm thinking/hoping under $3.00/gas/87 after the Labor Day Holiday and dropping until the mid-terms.

Good luck, Robb

From: fuzzy
30-Jul-22
BULELK I doubt we will ever again see Sub $3 for more than a very short period if at all. Just the inflation factor and skilled labor shortage will prevent that. We will see a bit of stability after the elections .....look for wild fluctuations until then

From: azelkhntr
30-Jul-22
Epoch Times 7-30. Our overlords in DC sold 6 million barrels of our Petroleum Strategic Reserves to the Chinese Communist Party. The recipient was the energy co. which crackhead Hunter the whoremonger sat on the board $$$$$$$$.

From: LINK
30-Jul-22
$3.49 in my small town in NW OK.

From: RK
31-Jul-22
3.38 at one station here on the coast

Don’t know about sept but I’m betting on a spike maybe as early as the is coming week. Who knows though. Lots of stuff going on these days

From: Shaft2Long
31-Jul-22
Azelkhunter-saw that and it’s despicable. Even with all we’ve seen from the Dems and media the last 5 years I’m actually surprised they let this go.

Can wait to see some chart posted from our commie hunting community buddies saying it’s actually a good thing.

From: SIP
31-Jul-22
Still $4.39-$4.55 here in south central PA…

From: LBshooter
31-Jul-22
I'm expecting by October gas in my area will be 5 plus. It's been dropping abit but it's going back up.

From: shade mt
01-Aug-22
gas prices rise from as low as 1.89 when Trump was in office and 2.39 when goof ball took over to 5.00 and more....now they dropped back down to 4.39 in some places around here, and people think it's a bargain...

Surely we can't be that simple !!?...oh wait , turn the page and look at the rest of the news and take a look at the guy in dress, and all the other out of whack stuff, and inflation rates.....etc...

I guess we are that simple minded.

From: RonP
01-Aug-22
"Surely we can't be that simple !!?...oh wait , turn the page and look at the rest of the news and take a look at the guy in dress, and all the other out of whack stuff, and inflation rates.....etc..."

Yes, many are but I would use a different word than "simple".

There are many examples. For instance, people that take out student loans, earn a useless degree, have no valuable skills to earn a living, and expect you and I to pay their student loan, utilities and rent.

One of my favorite examples is from the last 'housing crisis' where people took out adjustable-rate mortgages and blamed the mortgage company when the rate increased. Yeh, ufb. Of course, the best politicians stepped in and referred to the mortgage companies as predatory lenders and racist.

01-Aug-22
RonP they called them NINJA loans-no job,no income no assets and banks loaned people money/mortgages assuming us taxpayers would bail them out.Obamas crap to spread the wealth.

From: shade mt
02-Aug-22
It seems everyone wants to blame the politicians for all this stuff, and in a sense yes they are responsible, after all they are supposed to be leaders.

So where and how are they leading?

Obviously many of us....we can see the direction we are heading and sleepy conservative America is no longer on the porch just quietly watching.

Who in their right mind would !!...who in their right mind wants inflation?...a recession?...who in their right mind wants their children indoctrinated by this crap !!....WHO ?....who wants to see two men dressed as women going to France to represent our country?...WHO?....who is for this one world order ?......

Who wants to lose their 1st and 2nd amendments rights?...WHO ?

I'll tell you...if your mind is so far out of wack that you do not see where we are heading, and why so much of this stuff is incredibly wrong.......

Then YOU, yes YOU !!!......are part of the problem.....not just the politicians....

From: fuzzy
04-Aug-22
shade mt, you are so right. We and our "leaders" seem to forget that they are supposed to serve us, not the other way around. We are currently not being well served, and it's up to us to fix this. In the words of MAGA-man, "you're fired!"

From: KC9
04-Aug-22

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From: Heat
04-Aug-22
Lowest I've seen in AZ lately was $3.79 by the Bass Pro in Mesa. $4.69 an hour up the road in Payson. $4.19 in Yuma where I live. Around $6 a lot places in CA still.

From: Willcz
04-Aug-22
Seems like something that warrants no discussion. Starbucks coffee is $4.50 a cup yet the gas station coffee is $2. I still see long lines at SB.

$7,500 trip with the possibility of a $20 increase in gas versus when the trip was booked.

From: Willcz
04-Aug-22
Reading through here it seems that many want more government involvement in their lives.

From: DanaC
04-Aug-22
Crude oil is under $90/bbl today

04-Aug-22
307 for regular is awesome! Filled the wife’s car at 4.11 today. Diesel was 5.39 yesterday in my pick up

04-Aug-22
Diesel, paid $6.09 to $6.15 in Oregon last week…$5.85 here when I got home!

From: HDE
04-Aug-22
At the current decline rate, it will be under $4.00 in SW Colorado.

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22
$3.07 gas is a localized price war with the entry of a new QT store in the area.

From: Grey Ghost
04-Aug-22
Hey Shawn Magyar, you paying attention? LOL.

05-Aug-22
LMAO…Matt for the kill!

From: Grey Ghost
05-Aug-22

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