Walking into a grocery store is far more convenient and takes a lot less planning. But like buying processed fruit snacks and actual fruit is different, you might find that harvesting protein from the wild is worth the effort. Meat procured "from field to fork" is healthy for you, raised by nature, and harvested humanely and ethically – by you.
There’s one thing for sure: hunting really connects you with where your food comes from.
Wild meat is a lean protein. It’s low in fat, thanks to the animal’s higher level of activity as well as its natural diet (i.e. no heavy grain and corn-based diets). Wild animals roam free, breed naturally, and do not need antibiotics. Truly organic by nature.
Feel good about putting healthy food on the table. Feel good about eating locally. Feel good about filling your freezer for a whole year.
In Alberta, government biologists manage hunting by monitoring numbers and adjusting the available licences annually to reflect what's happening to animal populations in the different areas of the province. Hunting, backed by science, has long proven to be a valuable and responsible wildlife management tool.
Hunters play a key role in conservation of the wildlife and habitats we all value and enjoy!