Originally Posted by bbqgeekess
I want to shoot a deer lol. Just to save money.
I dunno, I never terminated an animal before. Bugs yes.
I'd probably feel sad.
I'm not sure what everyone else thinks, but unless you plan to process (read butcher, package, grind, cure, stuff, etc...) you are not saving a dime. Even then you need to already have the equipment (foodsaver, grinder, stuffer, casings, etc... I paid between $150-$200 for processing (fresh cuts & processed) plus another $150 or so for a simple antler mount (gotta keep a 10 point rack)
If you have the option to pick up a cut here or there your probably better off unless you love hunting and love venison, then get out there...it's a blast!!