Well, there are a lot of modern urbanites, apparently, whose locavorism is pressing them towards hunting. After all, if Michael Pollan killed a wild boar maybe we all ought to give it a try, eh?
There is a logical progression from buying local to growing your own garden to putting up your own haunch of venison, and we liked the thoughtful points this article brought up, especially on cost and sustainable factors:
Mr. Landers, who tries to take Virginia’s full limit of six deer a year, agreed. For the cost of the necessary licenses, $36.50, he said he can stock his freezer with nearly free protein.
He also argued that for the environmentally conscious, hunting is fairly carbon neutral.
“If you can shoot a deer in your own backyard, butcher it there, that’s zero food miles,” he said.
If you are a meat-eater, what do you think about hunting? Have you ever tried it? Do you ever plan on trying to hunt deer, squirrels, or rabbit?
• Read the full article: The Urban Deerslayer
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