Do You Hunt for Meals and Management?
I guess this topic started coming up not too long ago when I posted a question about a coyote I...
I guess this topic started coming up not too long ago when I posted a question about a coyote I found along the road, and when I wrote about my carp bowfishing expeditions. But in neither case did I directly asked for an opinion from the Generation Wild crowd. So here it is for all the hunters out there:
Do you eat everything you harvest? I know one of the main attractions to hunting is to put meat in the freezer, but there are also little segments of the sport that don’t produce fare for the table. What are your feelings about this? In most cases hunting is a valuable management tool to keep game populations in check—but if you’re not going to eat what you’re pursuing, do you have a hard time shooting?
I have to admit I enjoy hunting non-edibles like coyotes and prairie dogs. It’s challenging and it helps manage their populations. How do the rest of you feel? —Ben