What do you do when meat prices skyrocket and meat companies use chemicals, hormones and antibiotics in food? Well, if you’re like me, this is what you do:
Did you know that Deer Meat is healthier than beef? Especially considering all the practices used in raising cows and in meat processing. Deer meat is leaner as well. So maybe this doesn’t mean anything to you, and all that matters is a good deal. Well 26.4 pounds of ground up deer meat cost me a total of $27.50 for a total cost of $1.04 per pound of meat. And it really doesn’t get much more free-range than deer now does it?
I got an entire deer at a local cooler for $55, and split it with my Mom. We plan on getting one more so that we are stocked on meat until deer hunting season comes around next year. Deer coolers are where hunters take their deer to be processed. The extra ones can go to people like me that want to buy the meat!
To find a local deer cooler in your area, I recommend doing a search online or in your local phone book. If that doesn’t turn up anything, ask friends and family while keeping your eyes open for a local cooler when you are out driving. And if you have an online website or forum for your local community, ask people in there, and I bet you will find a deer cooler in no time.
Do you get deer meat? How do you think it compares to buying and eating beef?