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Old July 16, 2012, 11:11 AM   #26
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When my 3 kids were growing up, I did not have a lot of time to hunt & fish, but I would say the percentage was around 20 percent. When the kids all grew up and started their own families, the percentage grew to close to 70 percent.
I put up 100 to 150 lbs of crappie early in the spring, 100 to 200 lbs of catfish, and several wild hogs, as well as my limit of 5 deer almost every year. Every now and again I'll throw a Rib-eye steak or a chicken on the grill, but mostly it's deer burger, hog sausage, or baked or grilled fish at my house.

I do most of the cooking at my place because my wife works to late to start a supper when she gets home, and she likes the wild meats almost as well as I do. She never even went fishing until after we got married, and now I can't keep fish around her.
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Old July 16, 2012, 12:08 PM   #27
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For me it depends on a number of things. I would say on average ~60%, sometimes more. However, if we are going out to eat a lot or if my wife decides to buy chicken or fish which she does from time to time them the percentage goes down. We usually have a freezer full of elk though and it all gets eaten. So I guess an overall percentage is hard to figure, but my family (me, wife, 2 small kids) eat 160-200 lbs of elk/deer a year. Plus the occaisional squirrels, rabbits, fish.
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Old July 16, 2012, 12:31 PM   #28
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Seldom catch fish that are keepers and because of county codes i don't have access to a hunting area within a 50 mile radius of my house. My consumption of taken fish and game is very close to 0%
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Old July 24, 2012, 07:44 PM   #29
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Not near enough.
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Old July 26, 2012, 03:27 PM   #30
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I dont know about the percentage, but its much cheaper to buy meat and fish at the store. At least that is the way it seems when you figure in all the incendentals.
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Old July 27, 2012, 08:19 PM   #31
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Not sure about the ratio but last year I took 150 lb pig and a 140 lb antelope. This year I have taken a 170 lb pig. The pigs, except for loins and back straps get mixed 50/50 with store bought pork for sausage. The antelope except for loins and backstraps were turned into sausage, also... Not much left.
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Old July 28, 2012, 05:51 AM   #32
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unfortunately, a very small percentage of game makes up my diet. my father in-law gives me quite a bit of the game he's taken from the years hunt, such as venison beef sticks, venison hot dogs, fry sausage and most recently, venison bacon. he also gives me fish and sweet corn when they're done harvesting. my wife doesn't like venison and refuses to touch the stuff.
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Old July 28, 2012, 07:02 AM   #33
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"[Prof Young, Not near enough.]"

Same here, At least not as much as it use to PS Living in the sticks around salt water as fresh too, has it's advantages ; )
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Old July 28, 2012, 04:14 PM   #34
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I go on one hog trip a year, and usually get one around 250 lbs. That is probably about 40 percent of the meat we eat here. We always share some of the sausage and ham with the grown kids and some friends. Only two of us these days and the wife and I really don't eat that much.
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Old July 30, 2012, 08:12 AM   #35
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At the present time about 5% as I don't do much hunting of game or fishing anymore.

That being said I have a very strong feeling that will change in the future.
Because of conditions caused by the drought, greed farming practices, and fires down south and out west, meat will become a high price commodity.

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Old July 30, 2012, 03:51 PM   #36
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.005% only game I ate myself was a turkey I got in the spring. Wish I liked fish though, I go fishing 2-3 times a week and would love to be able to take them home and eat them. Dont mind catch and release though, leaves me plenty of fish to catch in the future
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Old July 30, 2012, 10:27 PM   #37
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id say 25% of my meat. There was a time 4 years ago that it was 100% because I had an entire cow buffalo in 2.5 deep freezers. Now its limited to a single deer every year and occasionally an elk... but not for a few year.

deer cost me 1 tag at $19.75 + Hunting licence $12.75 + ammo costs (reloading so its pretty cheep)

$32.50. Of course its more like harvesting than hunting when you can shoot them from your back porch.
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:30 PM   #38
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I'm guessing my average would be 30%.
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Old August 4, 2012, 11:35 PM   #39
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When I was a kid growing up in the 50's, we ate fish & game several times a week and also ate animals we raised. There wasn't much supermarket meat being served at our house.

Now, it's like a couple times a month...... maybe more during hunting seasons.
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Old August 5, 2012, 01:39 AM   #40
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Don't know percentages but I usually kill around 7-10 whitetail a year, alot of pigs, many coons and squirrel and plenty garden vegetables. But I shoot most out the front door are in backyard.... Life is good
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Old August 5, 2012, 10:07 AM   #41
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I don't hunt at all. I just punch holes in paper. Many years ago, I hunted duck, Quail, Doves, squirrel and Rabbit but in Texas, most land is leased for hunting and every year, it's like musical chairs trying to get better leases. I'll pass on that.

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Old August 5, 2012, 04:29 PM   #42
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Zip. I don't eat coyote. Nor feral cats, for that matter.
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Old August 6, 2012, 12:57 PM   #43
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About 10%. It would be a lot higher, but like Doyle, the wife is not big on wild game so I give a lot away.
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Old August 7, 2012, 06:13 PM   #44
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Zero---I haven't been fishin for 3 yrs
and I didn't hunt last year.
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