If this is your first visit, be sure to
check out the FAQ by clicking the
link above. You may have to register
before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,
select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
I already wanted to give it a try before going primal - but I REALLY want to try it now. I'm saving up to buy a rifle (for deer and elk) and a shotgun (for fowl). Plus it's just a GREAT survival skill to have! While you can buy game meats from some good suppliers and even local game processing plants (if you live in an area big on hunting) - NONE of those will be available in the case of a long-term emergency situation. It also has a smaller carbon footprint, in most cases, as there is less shipping involved (esp. if you hunt locally and process your kill yourself).
I've not gone hunting yet myself - but I know I'm ready for it because while driving by a flock of pheasant on my way to church in the fall I found myself thinking "Those look delicious. I wish I had a gun, a license and the permission of the land owner."
Most commercially available game meat available in the US is farmed. I doubt any of these animals are "corn fed" like cattle, though.
Truly wild game cannot be sold or traded in the US, to avoid market hunting.
If you are able, you should go hunting. It doesn't have to be big game like elk or deer. I have lots of fun hunting small game such as jackrabbits and game birds. My favorite is jackrabbit, cooked into Hasenpfeffer (just a smidge of flour to thicken)