I've been wondering about different match fees lately. At my club there are several different shooting venues. While the different venues no doubt cost different amounts to initially construct, they have long since been fully depreciated. Maintenance costs also differ from one venue to the next, but not by any huge amount. Yet the fees vary widely. USPSA and IDPA matches cost $30 to shoot. Steel Challenge matches are $20 and Action Rimfire are $15.00. All at the same venue using the same shot timers and steel targets. All take about the same set-up time. I could see where USPSA/IDPA consume $1-2.00/person/match in paper targets. At different venues, service/high-powdered rifle is $10.00/match including paper targets, SASS Cowboy Action Shooting is $10.00/match while muzzleloading pistol/rifle matches are $5.00 which use more paper targets than either USPSA or IDPA. None of the disciplines/venues have either a shortage or overabundance of shooters. I wonder what gives? Is it just a matter of charging what the shooters will bear or is it due to heavy licensing fees from USPSA, IDPA and Steel Challenge?