Like many of you, I hunt because it is a deep rooted part of who I am. I was raised on wild game and brought up in a family of hunters.
I no longer hunt for meat. I hunt for trophies and if I can't find a trophy I often harvest a "lesser" animal and donate the meat to people who are less fortunate than I. Sometimes I don’t even fill my tag. Unfortunately, trophy hunters like my self are often misunderstood and viewed as glory hounds that kill only for self-aggrandizement. In some cases this might be true, but those hunters have no ethics and are slobs.
This year my meat processing bill came to over $600.00 and I only kept part of a mule deer for myself. I gave the rest away. Try explaining that to the anti-hunting crowd…