A debate about whether we should or shouldn’t shoot an abundant source of free-range protein can only happen in a society where the gross majority of people are either vegetarian or perfectly content with the meat they can buy at the supermarket. Our meadows have given way to suburbia and so has much of our mindset and habits.
This sets me apart from almost everyone else involved in the deer debate. Mainly it alienates me from the people who passionately care about the deer herds, but do not and cannot fully provide for them.
Venison wontons, quesadillas and osso buco. Try all these variations of this winter ingredient at the annual venison dinner at the Elks Lodge in Southampton this weekend.
A woman recalls the ducks, and their innards, of her youth.
Having meat that’s been harvested fair and square can turn a person who just doesn’t like red meat into someone eager to try it again.
What would it take to cultivate the forbidden flavor of game?
Hunting has changed, but not much.