#1 I hunt for the meat, but I do enjoy it. It is not like some people believe, at least here in Montana. You do not just drive five miles out of town and shoot some deer standing there.
I start scouting at least a month before hunting season opens, I go to my favorite hunting spots and hike around and study the deer and elk in the area, checking horn size body size ect.
When season opens I get up at 5:00 a.m. drive 25 to 30 miles, park my truck, then hike any where from 2 to 6 miles, looking for or following which ever kind of animal I am hunting that day, If I find one that is big enough for what I want, I then try to get close enough and at the right position to make a good clean kill shot.
keep in mind any of the animals I am hunting have way better hearing, they can smell 10 times better than I can, plus they have natural camo.
Now if I manage to make it successfully through all that and do get the kill shot, then the real fun begins, now I have to field dress this animal and get it back to the truck.
If I shot a nice buck it would wiegh around 150 lbs field dressed, I wiegh around 190 lbs, so I am going to drag this animal the 2 to 6 miles back to my truck, up and down the hills through the creek,and the trees.
If I am lucky I made it back to my truck before dark, and I didn't get attacked by a Grizzly bear, or a black bear, a mountain lion, or some of those f*cking wolves.
I guess that would be a good day hunting here in Montana.
Now I got my deer home, I let it cure for 2 days, its time to cut and wrap the meat, that only takes me 4 hours, and now I got 50 lbs of fresh venision in the freezer.
Sounds fun huh? Well I love it and I live it, I was born and raised hunting like this, so its what I know.
From another point my doctor tells me to eat as much wild game as possilble, as it is much lower in cholesteral, and has no chemicals in it. The wild animals here in Montana eat what is natural, not full of pesticiedes, and other chemicals.
It kind of grosses me out eating beef that you do not know what kind of steriods and other stuff they where feeding it to make it grow fast and gain wieght.
I guess the bottom line is how we are raised.