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3-4, plus an elk if I’m fortunate. It’s the only meat we eat (plus chicken of course)


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If I’m able to take 3 I usually stop at that as my wife doesn’t like venison as much as I do.

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My family won't eat it, so I've gotten more selective about what I shoot and only take a buck every couple of years. I do shoot does and share them with people.


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one is enough i buy a 1/2 beef every fall now , beef burgers are very tasty out of a corn beef angus always. when kids were home 3 - 4 deer, antelope ,elk or what ever my kids liked alot of meat.

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I eat a lot of big game meat counting Exotics, maybe about 1/2 a Whitetail, but I cull a bunch every year and give the meat away. Rio7

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I kill 1-3 per year, almost always with bow/arrow. I give them to people who need the meat. We much prefer marbled well aged angus.

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I'm gonna kill at least 2 maybe 3 early season does.
Maybe 1 or 2 more depending on freezer space once I see how much can fit.
Hams and backstraps ground up into burger mixed with ground pork.
Out of a 85 to 100 pd doe I might get 30 35 40 pds of burger max.
That's it...

Honk for Joey is driving it cause I aint ate deer meat in probably 8 or 9 yrs.

When a round steak cost 5.99 to 6.99 a pound.
And 70 30 or 80 20 hamburger is 3.99 to 5.99 a pound...

Hamurger helper, fozzie burgers, meatloaf with deer burger is much more economical with my 10 buck lifetime hunting license.

Be too easy killing does within 2 or 300 yds of my truck in various places I know.

You snort and blow, foot stomp, head bob and your miss smart doe giving the other ones in your little group a education.
Your gonna get a 3 inch 20 gauge accutip heading your way.
Then when the rest bolt and stop and do the WTF rountine like they always do.
Another accutip will be on the way.

1st 2 kills with my 220 were does in that manner.
Coulda killed 3 easy that morning.
But 2 was enough to get back to the truck cause I had just had a hernia repair surgery about 3 weeks prior.
Got em to the road, easy drag and gutted em in the ditch and waited for someone to come by and help me throw em in the bed of the truck, then off to donate em.


Much rather have a McDonald's quarter pounder to tell the truth...

But Honk for Joey has made the price of those skyrocket also.


Me and Khanarella have changed alot of our buying patterns and we are not struggling by far.
Just simple things like not buying paper plates to feed the cats on
Or buying Dixie cups for me to put my microwaved water into for my instant coffee.
Using small dish towels instead of paper towels.
Grocerie shopping buying sale and coupon items, or off brand stuff.
Cooking my own meals alot more, choosing less expensive items.

Negating inflation as best we can.
I did the math on our monthly savings of roughly 1400 to 1500 a month and want to keep it in that range as best as possible without having Honk for Joey making it waaaaay less.

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I can only imagine what it is like for working families with kids now who dont qualify for unca sugar handout schit. Making ends meet living within a budget that is being affected by Honk for Joey.


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Between 0-1. I’m not a big deer venison fan. I’ve ate elk and liked it. Bison is good almost just like beef. I like grouse and pheasant but deer at it’s best only comes close to beef IMO but much more sensitive to being over cooked or not done just right.

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I’m very selective on the deer I take off my place but it’s usually just 1 as that’s about all the wife and I eat every year.

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I have one made into sausage

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3 to 4 for wife and myself. Majority is burger, which is used in soup, spaghetti, tacos, etc....


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1-2 is all we need.

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Three. We eat venison 2-3 times a week between my wife, me and little boy.


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Probably less than one deer's worth of meat a year. My wife won't eat it.

I'll accumulate enough meat so that when I get about 60 lbs. of boneless, I'll take it to the butcher and have it ground up. I'll have them take 30 lbs. and mix 20% beef fat with it and make burger in 1 lbs. plastic tubes. The other 30 lbs. get mixed with 20% pork fat and get's made into hot Italian sausage in casings and vacuum packed. The back straps get cleaned and cut into one serving sized pieces and vacuum packed. I'll keep a couple of roasts for an emergency (food shortage).

After I get my freezer filled, I start giving them away. I've got a guy who works for me, gets hooked up with a needy family through his church. Wounded soldier type of thing. Him and his BIL are getting older and can't hunt much. His BIL has a cold box and he'll take all of the deer I can give him on the hoof. If he gets filled up, I've got a Hispanic guy that works for me that'll take all I can give him, but he needs it cut up. After that, I donate them to FHFH.

My daughter still lives with us and she uses the burger for tacos, chili, and spaghetti sauce. I'll eat back straps or Italian sausage on the grill, when the wife isn't home for dinner. I'll make jerky when I feel like it and that doesn't last long.

When hunting season comes back in, everything left gets rotated out and start over. The guys at work will take it.

P.S.- Like others have said, it's fun to take some of that Italian sausage to a party and grill it up. Then watch the look on peoples faces when I tell them they just had deer meat. It changes their outlook on consuming wild game.


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2, sometimes 3.

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One, now that it's just two of of us. When our boys were growing up it was eight.


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3-4, probably 60% steaks, 40% burger.

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