Plus, if you think about it, killing, and cutting your own meat isnt always the most sanitary thing in the world either. Most of us dont have a full butcher block in our kitchen, so I know a lot of people are just piling the cuts in the sink, on the kitchen table, in the bathtub, etc. before its packaged, now that my friends is the shear cornerstone of sanitary, and class.
Ummm, no, you throw it in the cooler. An entire deer fits in a 50 quart cooler, no problem. If you bother to cut it yourself at all. It's all of $50 to have it done for you, if that.
Now to be the devils advocate, I also know that without a certain amount of population control on deer, that it would actually be worse. Deer would come into cities looking for food, and/or have a lot more cars hitting deer on the roads.
Errr, I guess Utah is very different from Michigan. We have 65,000+ car-deer accidents a year, with some 1500+ injuries and 10+ deaths resulting. We have nearly 2 million deer in the state, we kill almost 500,000 a year, and really we need to do better than that. There are parks in some of the suburbs of Detroit where the estimated deer density is over 100/square mile, which is ridiculously overcrowded. Yards and parks are systematically stripped bare.
So yes, I do agree to some form of hunting for population control, but like I said imho it should be a lot more regulated.
Oh and if you do bag anything, I would think its best to keep it out of sight from anyone, especially children.
Yes, because we sure do want a lot more government interference in our lives, don't we? And we have to protect the poor innocent children that of course are vegetarian and don't ever do anything that causes the death of another living thing. You know, like eating meat. Or wearing leather. We have to be sure to shield them from the nastiness of that mean old reality, so they can live in their safe sugar-plum fantasies for their entire life, with daddy and mommy keeping away all the badness.
Back to the original subject:
Around here, the local sporting goods stores, including Cabela's, all have kill trees, and competitions for the biggest buck on the tree. You can drive by and see dozens of dead deer hanging, if you feel like it.
I've never really been one for shielding children (or anyone, really) from reality, though.