Have any of you ever gone hunting?
I have a few times. In fact, the very first time I went hunting we came across a buck with his girlfriends in the bushes and he became dinner.
I'm not telling this to make you think I'm some crazy, psycho, camo wearing, gun wielding, winderness trekking lady. I'm really not. (and I don't think people who do hunt and wear camo and go through the woods are crazy & psycho).
But... let me step back and tell you a little about my extended family in Northern Oregon & Alaska.
If you go into any of their homes you are likely to find multiple animal heads on the walls. They are mostly deer or elk. My uncle in Alaska had a large bear in his living room. And you know what??? I have no problem with it.
Why? First off, yes many family members do attempt to find good trophy's from their hunt... but the meat is also used. Yup... I grew up eating vinison and still think it is yummy! Even the pepperoni sticks (if ordered) would not last long. A few family members also had the hides tanned for whatever reason.
And FYI: depending on the season family members will bow hunt or go out with guns.
I'm not gonna get in the gun debate with anybody. I think people who have them or want them should be educated on the proper way to use them and be smart about how they are stored. And I do think there are some people who should not have them at all.
But, anyway, back to my first topic, by hunting the family would actually save a LOT of money on meat every year. And I've also heard that vinison is extremely healthy for people too. Hmm... maybe I should convince some of my uncles to send some steaks this way!