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Old 05-30-2007, 10:53 PM
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Are you going to hunt at least 8 more years?
Yes!
I penciled it out for myself (age 41) last week.
It works out to just over 6 1/2 years not counting inflation.
That's lifetime w/big game and bird. You get upland stamp, CA duck stamp, 1st deer and 5 pig each and every year. Add it all up and payoff is less than 7 years.
Next year I will be buying a lifetime. Kicking myself for doing the math 2 weeks AFTER getting my 2007.
Less than 40? It's probably less than one year more.
For a kid, it's a nobrainer if they are going to hunt.
It's even still good if you move out of state.

My math
613.50+238.75+505.75=1358
Current annual cost 37.30+24.95+5*17.85+16.00+7.60=202.95
That equals 6.69 years

Lifetime Hunting License

Ages 0-9 $ 414.75 /37.30 =11.11yrs (Juniors are 9.70, use adult for math)
Ages 10-39 $ 681.75 /37.30=18.28yrs
Ages 40-61 $ 613.50 /37.30=16.44yrs
Ages 62+ $ 414.75 / 37.30 =11.12 yrs This may not be a good buy.

The payoff really comes in the add-ons
Lifetime Big Game Hunting Privileges $ 505.75 / 24.95+5*17.85 =114.2 = 4.43 yrs
Lifetime Bird 238.75 / 16+7.60=33.6 = 7.10yrs
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