Good morning everyone.
Reading some of the posts here on professional vs. recreational/casual stalkers, permission poaching, etc., it occurred to me that the link between deerstalking and food was absent from the debate on the purpose of what we do. I don't do very much stalking due to other commitments and available fiunds and am new to this. In fact, I haven't shot a deer yet. On the other hand, in all my fieldsports, I always make a point of eating what I kill (except for that rat in the garden!), and don't shoot more than I can eat. For this same reason, I intend to try and restrict my stalking to the smaller species, as I have every intention of eating the deer (if I have to cull a large fallow or something, then I'll have to leave it for the gamedealer, but that's the intention).
Anyway, this made me think that perhaps this isn't universal. So here's my question for those of you who take out clients: what proportion of your clients take a deer carcass away with them to eat? Thanks.