Tuesday, January 10, 2012


There's a persistent myth that Missouri hunters are doing something for society by taking part in a thrill kill.

The topic of deer meat is often touted as a benefit of allowing drunk dudes in the woods with high powered firearms.

Recently, TKC spoke with a rather BRILLIANT TKC TIPSTER on the topic of deer meat brought for local po'folk.

"It's disgusting. Nobody will touch it," the KICK-ASS TIPSTER said. "Most of the time the hunters don't really know what they're doing and they simply pile it on a table here (at a local homeless shelter) and we have to throw it out."

She continued: "Outside, not even the dogs eat it."

It's worth noting that deer meat donations are rare so even if the Missouri hunters are clumsy . . . I guess it's a nice gesture.

However . . .


So, while deer hunting is effective at controlling deer populations . . . I have a sneaking suspicion it's mostly for a thrill kill and trophies and any humanitarian gesture or environmental concern is mostly hype.


chuck said...

Deer meat has to be dressed and cooked properly.

Ya cn't gut shoot a deer and expect the meat to be great.

Deer sausage kicks ass, no kidding.

That said, indiscriminately bringing down the flora and fauna in a paroxysm of gleeful gunfire does not lend itself to any espected culinary delights for anybody.

Anonymous said...

If you spent your entire life eating McDonald's burgers and QuickTrip burritos anything else will taste bad.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone has issues non-cow meat issues so they called Tony.

Anonymous said...

I'm relatively certain that if you brought in ANY bleeding carcas of any kind, most shelter residents (as well as staff) would be mortified and shun the finished product like the plague. There's a right and wrong way to do it. Here's a link on how to do it right. And for the record - sound like the tipster has issues w/ meat/hunting/firearms in general.
Take a look at the MDC stats on how much venision is donated by hunters and then come back and say po folks don't like it. http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer/share-harvest

Byron said...

The original 'long hunters' killed deer for the skins, but killed black bears for food. When my father hunted for food, he would hunt rabbits & grouse. Deer hunters aren't hunting for food, they are hunting for trophies.

There's a myth that hunting is a very long tradition, but sport hunting didn't become popular until the 1920's.

Anonymous said...

Byron is full of it. Venison is delicious. Maybe whoever is fixing it for the homeless is incompetent. Or maybe 6:58 is right--it doesn't taste like fast food. At any rate it might be wise not to look a gift horse (or deer) in the mouth.

Orphan of the Road said...

Our nephew and his group donate deer meat to the soup kitchens. They have the meat butchered and frozen. Most are grateful, those who don't are the grifters and lazy ass bums.

I was probably 10 before I knew you could buy meat in the grocery store. Goose, duck, rabbit, squirrel, deer were all on our table. And the neighbors loved an invite for a Sunday goose.

I will agree that too many of the hunters only want to bag a big buck because they have a teeny, weenie, peenie.

Anonymous said...

Byron...go back to massaging someone's balls, you know about that.

Byron said...

Anon 7:55 AM

My wife wants to know what your problem is: I'm 57 years old, I've been married twice & I have three children.

I tell her, that I think you are Andrew Squitiro and these comments show how cowardly & powerless you are.

Anonymous said...

Well, we could send the lazy to work camps and feed them whatever and maybe that would give them the motivation to get a job and buy what they want to eat.

I hate Liberal crybabies who are going to Hell anyway.

Byron said...

Anon 9:11 AM

There is no 'hell', ... & your own mythology teaches, 'Judge not, least you be judged.'

Anonymous said...

Byron: Your comments and 7:55's are not mutually exclusive. And I'm not Andrew. (I'm not 7:55 either.)

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit what those lazy fucks like. Get a fucking job and buy whatever you want.

Anonymous said...

Beggars can't be choosers. If I ran the mission, that would be on every pillow case, every towel, every napkin, and played 5 minutes out of every 30 on the tv.

Byron said...

Anon 10:09 AM

Then you don't know if 7:55 AM is Andrew or not.

Bullying people by 'accusing' them of being gay is very old school, & more suited to children.

Superdave said...

Well damn feathers have been ruffled.

I know a lot of people who hunt and will tell you this much sure they like a trophy kill but as well they are very unlikly to share much of that kill with you.

I like deer sausage and get damn little of it. I have offered them money and get no thanks I want it for me in reply.

Yes there are those who will shoot at anything just for the thrill. Real hunters hate those kind of people I don't hunt and hate them as well.

I don't know about Missouri but a guy who lived by Ottawa, KS use to raise rabbits for a childrens home and the state stepped in and said no they couldn't take the free meat they loved to get. I really can't believe someone can just flop a carcus of deer at a homeless shelter for them to use. Homeless shelter or not I would think they would have to follow certain guidelines on where the meat came from.

It's worth noting that many people won't eat something just because they think it's bad. I agree with the statement Beggers Can't Be Choosey so eat it or starve I could care less.

Anonymous said...

Superdave - Here's the link to the MO Dept of Conservation's site that oversees donating harvested meat. You are exactly right - hunters, at least the ones I know, don't roll in from the hunt and drop a bloody carcas on the table and say "here ya go!"
Here's the link.

Anonymous said...

Byron, bryon or whatever your name is. Just get your own blog. Call it's BryonsCrybabyKC.com. You can whine and cry all day long. Then you can delete the comments you don't like and you will always get the last word. That's what you want, right?

Byron said...

I want what everyone else wants: to be treated with respect. Your city culture doesn't allow you to do that. I know that there are good people in Kansas City, but they don't leave comments here. Anonymous, free speech is perfect for the bully - no accountability or responsibility. I appreciate that you are desensitizing me. That's why I'm here.

The person who bullies me with the homophobic comments is getting the only revenge his cowardice will allow. I really do feel sorry for Andrew. Its not his fault that he is the way he is, his parents did that to him.

Anonymous said...

This is a culture problem. My husband's family lived on venison, squirrel, and rabbit. They didn't know what it was like to eat chicken, pork, or beef unless they raised it themselves.
My grandfather ate rabbit 2-3 times a week, and it was my favorite dish as a little girl. I cooked a domestic rabbit for our children, and they recoiled in horror thinking about eating Thumper.
Meat really does not come in cry-o-vac wrapped little packages. Get over it. The secret is the processing, which can cost as much per pound as a sirloin steak. I like what Sarah Palin said, though. The meat they have in the freezer is all organic, with no growth hormones. After all, they shot it themselves.

Danny Pizdetz said...

I've got an aunt who's lived in poverty most of her life. She would get venison through her church for free. She knew she couldn't provide the kids meat otherwise, so she accepted it, cooked it well and I ate it a few times while visiting. But her daughters would turn up their nose at the meat if they were allowed to know it was venison because "eating bambi is cruel". Then she started to lie and suddenly the "beef" roast was chowed down on by the kids.