Deer for meat
An average of about 240,000 deer are harvested in Minnesota each season.
part of our diet. Deer provide an estimated 12 million pounds of meat
or about 3 percent of our yearly meat. Of course, some people don’t eat
venison but, for some, it is an important source of protein.
we should begin to think of harvesting deer as something that should
be done as efficiently, and humanely, as possible. This would include a
return to feeding the deer to bring them in and shooting accurately at
closer range. It would also be safer because there would be less time
spent in the woods resulting in a shorter exposure to accidents.
DNR could keep harvest levels at appropriate numbers in the same way
they presently do it. Chances are that the seasons would be a little
shorter in length, but that would reflect the increased safety.