If A Deer Falls In Your Path…

I’m reading In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan and just finished a section on wild meat. I was immediately seized with the desire to procure a rifle or a bow and arrow and stock my freezer with some venison or bear or at least a squirrel.

Reality Check: If I suddenly found myself in possession of a wild animal carcass, I would not have the first clue how to go about processing it into useable meat.

But seriously, for any readers who are hunters, can you just up and pop a cap in whatever animal transverses your property or do you have to go to a Designated Hunting Area? If you happen to hit a deer with your car, can you eat it or do you have to pay somebody for it?

Points to ponder.

Meanwhile, I guess we will stick with our grass fed beef and the occasional organic chicken when Kroger marks it down. Tonight we’re actually having Pasta with Shrimp and Bok Choy and Lemon Cream Sauce. I hope the recipe turns out to be a good one, or I will REALLY be kicking myself for not going hunting this afternoon.

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