Saving the planet, one deer at a time.
If you hunt the deer yourself, venison is the most eco-friendly food on earth. Seriously!
- As a ruminant, deer produce methane (a greenhouse gas) as a byproduct of digesting grass, leaves, etc. And on a per-pound basis, deer contribute more methane than cattle.
- In some parts of the U.S., the deer population can clear the land of every native plant within reach. When those go, so do the insects and other animals that rely on them.
- The USDA says we waste about 150 calories per person per day of meat, fish and poultry. When you harvest an animal yourself, you intend to use it all. You invest the time and gear to track and tag the deer; you invest the energy to haul it out of the field and process it; you invest in storing, freezing, curing, cooking and eating! Waste is not acceptable.
- There are over 1.5 million insurance claims and several hundred deaths every year because of vehicle collisions with deer.
If you’re thinking about becoming a hunter, consider that you’re not just helping the ecosystem, you’re also making the world a bit better for us all.