Deer Hunting Ethical Issues

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Deer Hunting has been around for thousands upon thousands of years. Cave drawings, tools, weapons dating back 30,000 years ago have been discovered across Europe. Hunters in ancient times utilized the every part of their kill. Tools and weapons were made out of bones, fur and hide were turned into clothing, and the meat was used as a valuable food source (Maughan). The survival of people in ancient Europe and around the world depended on deer hunting. Those hunters were ethical when harvesting deer, as are the hunters of modern times. Deer hunting is a food source for people, a herd management technique, and it provides revenue for game and fish organizations that preserve our quickly depleting natural resources. Laws Deer hunting is guided by very strict laws that make it an ethical sport. Most all deer hunters abide to these laws because they respect the environment. The laws that deer hunters follow include bag limits, shooting hours, and weapons allowed. By following these laws, deer are taken in the most ethical way possible. Deer are shot within legal shooting hours, deer are field dressed (the removal of the internal organs) correctly, and deer are then used to feed families. Venison…show more content…
Venison is very high in protein and it is very lean. Financially, families who are struggling can benefit from deer hunting because the meat is so much cheaper to get processed. A non-commercial butcher will process about ninety pounds of meat for as little as 150 dollars. Ninety pounds of beef would cost nearly 370 dollars! (Average Retail Food and Energy Prices, U.S. and Midwest Region). In deer processing, you pay for the skinning and cutting of the meat. You do not pay for the actual meat. Deer meat tastes great and can be used in the same ways as beef: hamburgers, steaks, sausage,

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