I never considered the economics of hunting. You can buy prime beef for less money than deer unless you hunt close to home. But considering the cost of equipment, transportation, and logistics wild game is not cheap.
Now in some states meat has to be boned due to wasting disease, and if you have the meat cut up it is expensive indeed. In the past I always processed deer, but elk and moose is just too much, especially to hang for a period.
We hunt because we like to, and recreation is expensive. If cost is the criterion then buy your meat.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 *¶Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 *For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.