After my last post of state tax holidays, I wondered if hunted meat vs store bought meat is cheaper.
In short, aside from squirrel, the answer is no.
Someone else wondered this very thing and estimated $8/lb for deer or venison. His conclusion:an expensive hobby.
On the flipside, many hunting states need help managing populations of deer, wolf, and so on.
Hunting isn’t about procuring meat, but about enjoying outdoors & competition of the number of antler points. I was on a few trips in my younger years, and for me, it was camping and not combing my hair for a week.
For a super-nerdy in depth look at the numbers:
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