If a person wants to skip all the hunting part, you can buy USDA inspected venison, not White Tail, those Australian Red Deer.
It is expensive, raised just like cattle, not hunted, back strap is about $23 a pound. lol
I was more thinking of the costs associated with shooting a deer.A few costs (extreme low end figures)Rifle - $1000.00License - $75.00Processing Deer - $200.00Taxidermy - $400.00Lease - $2000.00
A person is knocking on $5000.00's door efore they pull the trigger.
Prices not consideredFood, Clothes, Knife, Beer, Gas, Cameras for finding deer, Feeders, Corn, and probably a bunch of other crap I didn't list.
Don’t let anyone kid themselves. It’s all about the dollar bill. From the hunter to the landowner. Those who pay the big money to hunt are directly responsible for the cruelty of wild game. Make wild game expensive (con people into believing they have a value other than food) and you will perpetuate the cruelty. Corporations are buying up leases, paying what ever land owners want. Just like the value of a 20.00 football ticket is now 300.00. The psychology of the TROPHY is dependant on the value of the animal. Next time you go buy a diamond, just wonder how the Debeer's put that value in your head.
Venison is one oif the most expensive meats on the planet. I cant for the life of me figure out why people like to go get it like they do.
In Missouri, Deer hunters are not allowed to use Deer Corn feeders or timers or any of the other cra.. I mean "crud", that goes on here in Texas.
There you have to learn the trails and track the deer. You can use stands but you still have to learn where to place the stands.
Here in Texas with the deer conditioned to come to a specific place at a specific time to feed at set ranges from the stands... Hunting in Texas is nothing more than target practice on an outdoor range at known distances.
Myself, I've only hunted small game like Rabbit and Squirrel. And I have ALWAYS ate what I shot. My Uncle is an AVID hunter. goes hunting with everything from Black Powder muzzle loaders to Bows to modern rifles (each in their own season). He is always respectful to the game, does NOT go trophy hunting for heads, and always eats what he kills, often sharing with family and friends.
Fresh game is ALWAYS better than store bought.
But I do agree. Many hunters are not like my Uncle.