Never again!

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by early in, May 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM.

  1. early in

    early in Grizzled Veteran

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    I'm done giving venison to people. I have yet to have somebody (except my sister) that I gave deer meat to tell me if they enjoyed or not. In fact, I've never had anyone mention it to me at all after the fact.
    It costs me about $90 to get a deer butchered, which I'm OK with, but if I can't at least get some feedback it seems my efforts are in vain. I think from here on out I will only keep the back straps/tenderloins and donate the rest, which gets turned into ground meat and given to food banks for the needy. Has anybody else experience this?
     
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    Okiebob Weekend Warrior

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    Not really bc I never give it away. Out of six in the freezer I am down to two and making venison tacos tonight. I keep everything and cook it. When i make my venison sauerbratan my friends come out of the woodwork to get an invite. Come to think of it between my real deal Hungarian kettle goulash, tacos, meatballs, sauerbratan, roast with wild onions, burgers, venison steak Diane... I'm never at a loss on how to cook it..
     
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    I think its just a societal issue. People these days are not very grateful in nature. There are still plenty of exceptions, but a big portion of society seems to feel entitled and don't think about other people very much. If you try and help someone they look at you like your crazy.
     
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    Do you ever ask them what they thought of it?
     
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    Thankfully, the family members we share it with absolutely love it. [Our elderly parents, in-laws and their families.] My wife's grilled backstrap is better than any filet mignon at any restaurant.
     
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    Wait until you find out your family members you gave venison to made it into catfish stink bait!!!! WTH I thought they were needy and really really need the meat??? Well won’t fall for that again!!!
     
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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Venison is a rather dull tasting meat.
    I have been giving bear meat out for years.
    Get almost 100% good feedback!

    Give it to family's that you know are in a bind. They may not say it but should appreciate it .
     
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    I'm not giving away a single cut of deer meat. I'm also not paying a butcher to ruin it.
     
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    early in Grizzled Veteran

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    I have, but giving somebody something should put the ball in their court, shouldn't it? You know, show some kind of appreciation? lol
     
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    I kind of undstand this sediment. I dont go out of my way to give out any of the game i kill. If a friend asks me for some by all means I am happy to share. Otherwise I think its almost like your forcing it on them.
    I do however frequently make game for things like socal gatherings, camping ect ect ...with a moose, a caibou, mule deer are whitetail in the freezer i have plenty to go around.
     
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    So you're selling a gift. And , you're looking for something in return, I was taught to give without expecting anything in return.
     
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    I gave met away for years just to give me more chances to be in the woods. but anymore I just keep what we use. I finally realized that no matter how poor you think someone is, they aren't going to starve. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I've turned hunting into a sport instead of a killing spree. I have more fun now being selective on the game I take.
     
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    I gave my Brother in Law 3 pounds of ground, and a big Neck roast from my buck this past fall because he kept hinting around about it. I was over his house last night drinking some beers with him and asked him how it was. He said he tossed it all because it had freezer burn. Never again. I work Waaaaay to hard to even see a deer.
     
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    We don't buy beef. So we live on everything we kill. If I kill extra or need a few more does shot. If someone wants one I will take the deer to the butcher. Then let them come get it and pay the bill. That's what I do if they want the whole deer.
     
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    I give it to people that like it and ask for it. They usually tell me they like it because they have eaten it before, know how to prepare it and want more of it. I understand your frustration and people not appreciating what you do for them.
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    People suck! I donate all but 1 every year. At least the people getting the donated venison appreciate the meat!
     

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