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    Good article.

    I absolutely do buy imported items that could not possibly be called "Green" because of the long distance shipping issues.

    But otherwise I strive for a very local based diet.
    Large amounts of garden produce, fish from nearby lake, deer from 1/4 section farm just 8 minutes from home, backyard chicken for eggs plus they eat leftover garden scarp and make great compost, free range chicken at the farm....Not the 100 Mile Diet. As best as we can it is the 10 Mile Diet.

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    90% of my protein diet consists of wild meat. I have enough deer, wild hog & fish to sustain me year round.

    The only time I eat farm raised protein is at a restaurant or if we are having dinner outside our home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bellerivercrossbowhunter View Post
    90% of my protein diet consists of wild meat. I have enough deer, wild hog & fish to sustain me year round.

    The only time I eat farm raised protein is at a restaurant or if we are having dinner outside our home.

    You are eating a lot of corn and grain fed red meat though I bet, free range but they do not eat all the much differently than cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    You are eating a lot of corn and grain fed red meat though I bet, free range but they do not eat all the much differently than cattle.
    True however I am the one that killed it then butchered it & cooked it. So what is important to me is that I was with my food through the entire process.

    Veggies not so much! I need a bigger garden... lol

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    Wow I eat meat with my meals about 95% of the time....there isn't a big enough tag allotment or enough money for hunting and fishing trips that would be able to sustain my diet on 'wild' meat

    For about 20 years I raised my own meat (pigs, sheep, goat, poultry (chicken turks) , rabbits etc) here on our hobby farm..had 5 chest freezer full ever year It became impractical after the kids left home so I scaled back and now buy a lot meat from other guys who raised it or from butcher shops that sell local meat.

    But reality is; costs now on a fixed income, I do buy meat from grocery stores, just make sure it's fresh and looks good. There really isn't much difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Wow I eat meat with my meals about 95% of the time....there isn't a big enough tag allotment or enough money for hunting and fishing trips that would be able to sustain my diet on 'wild' meat

    For about 20 years I raised my own meat (pigs, sheep, goat, poultry (chicken turks) , rabbits etc) here on our hobby farm..had 5 chest freezer full ever year It became impractical after the kids left home so I scaled back and now buy a lot meat from other guys who raised it or from butcher shops that sell local meat.

    But reality is; costs now on a fixed income, I do buy meat from grocery stores, just make sure it's fresh and looks good. There really isn't much difference.
    I'm lucky that I have a place to hunt in Michigan to add a few more deer in the freezer. Also I just added a hog to the meat supply.

    I'm all set until October & I'm a happy camper... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    You are eating a lot of corn and grain fed red meat though I bet, free range but they do not eat all the much differently than cattle.
    Deer are herbivores which means they eat plants, fruits, acorns, and nuts when they are available. In the fall when these things are more scarce they will switch to eating grass and evergreen plants. In the winter they eat whatever food is available such as fallen leaves, twigs, bushes, and other woody plants.

    Feral pigs are opportunistic omnivores. They prefer succulent green vegetation, fruit, grain, and a wide variety of animal material such as frogs, fish, reptiles, birds, small mammals and carrion. They will also eat underground plant material such as roots, bulbs, corms and fungi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    Deer are herbivores which means they eat plants, fruits, acorns, and nuts when they are available. In the fall when these things are more scarce they will switch to eating grass and evergreen plants. In the winter they eat whatever food is available such as fallen leaves, twigs, bushes, and other woody plants.

    Feral pigs are opportunistic omnivores. They prefer succulent green vegetation, fruit, grain, and a wide variety of animal material such as frogs, fish, reptiles, birds, small mammals and carrion. They will also eat underground plant material such as roots, bulbs, corms and fungi.
    Jaycee, they will eat whatever is easy and high in protein, where I grew up and where I live now they are happy eating silage from the pit silos right next to the barn and stripping the corn in the fields, on top of all the nice soybeans, oh ya, deer are not "Organic" or "No GMO", you are what you eat.

    Quote Originally Posted by bellerivercrossbowhunter View Post
    True however I am the one that killed it then butchered it & cooked it. So what is important to me is that I was with my food through the entire process.

    Veggies not so much! I need a bigger garden... lol
    We raise as much meat as we can and veggies as well, hunting time has been more scarce now with the little one but venison made it into the freezer again last year and our own grass fed goat and lamb with rabbits, quail, ducks and chickens adding to that as well, our freezer is more diverse than the grocery store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellerivercrossbowhunter View Post
    90% of my protein diet consists of wild meat. I have enough deer, wild hog & fish to sustain me year round.

    The only time I eat farm raised protein is at a restaurant or if we are having dinner outside our home.

    Same for me. Only thing we buy is fish once in a while and bacon. Almost never eat out unless on vacation or traveling for work. It's been this way basically since the MNR started with the additional deer tags. One year of red meat consists of 3 to 5 whitetail and 2 to 3 bears. Fortunately I own land in WMUs that typically have additional tags for deer and a second bear seal. Combine that with 2 to 4 (depends on the year - kids come and go) licensed hunters in the house and usually not a problem to head into the winter 500 or 600 lbs of meat in the freezer.
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