30 Dec '11, 8pm

Doe, a deer, a sustainable protein source to last all winter

Doe, a deer, a sustainable protein source to last all winter

Oh, deer. Photo: QUOI Media Group I am not a hunter. I don't (and will not ) own a gun and, though I've toyed with the idea of bow hunting in the past, my aim really stinks. Even so, the deer population where I live does need to be thinned, since we've taken their natural predators away. And I sure do appreciate a good venison steak. So while chatting with our neighbors who hunt this fall, my partner, Brian, and I hatched a plan. Two of our ewes were being culled because they had health issues that were impacting their abilities to be good mothers, but would not impact the quality of their meat. We decided to trade the meat from one of the ewes for some venison. Here in Nebraska does are not in short supply -- in fact, many hunters are after a trophy buck and the state has to push hunters to shoot their female counterparts. Having many more does than bucks is not only bad ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/locavore/2011-12-30-doe-a-deer-a-sus...

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