Oh for gods sake Denny! That's condescending. My aunts and uncles lived near the Chicago stockyard. I know how the hamburger got on my table.<quoted text>Mighty Quinn that meat doesn't show up by magic in the market. Long ago I worked in a packing plant that killed 2,000 hogs a day.
You kill for sport, admit it. You use defenseless animals as an excuse to use your self proclaimed 2nd amendment right to have an arsenal to shoot and kill things. How many deer heads are on your wall? Justify it anyway you want.
You live in the metropolis of where again? Dallas I think. You're not in the backwoods of Montana or frontier of Alaska. Killing your supper is not a necessity so there is no pressing for you go out and kill anything with fur or feathers.
And the as far as managing the deer population, that's a crock. If you left nature alone the coyotes would take care of the deer population. It's called the natural order of a food chain and by killing the deer, you've taken away the coyote and wolves' food supply....then you say you kill the coyotes to save the deer....who you shoot and kill anyway. Be honest about it. Trying to PC sugar coat doesn't make it any better in some folks' eyes.
You're not doing the animal kingdom or your family's food supply any favors.