So, what is the real cost you pay per pound for your deer or other venison that you hunt for meat? Last deer I got when I hunted 2 years ago cost $36 for the license and for processing $60 that yielded right at around 100 lb. venison for the freezer, cut wrapped and prefrozen. This included 20 lb. of Italian spiced sausages. Looks at around $1/lb. If I'm to harvest a deer this season, I'm looking to do the butchering myself, since it seems I have some facility to do that now. But, I will probably be investing in a meat grinder. sausage making stuff (and spices), etc. Since I hunt deer now without driving afar, the transportation and fuel costs involved for the hunt are negligible. I don't factor in cost of the firearm, as that item basically doesn't depreciate, but the ammo is roughly $1/bullet. Last deer I used 1 bullet . :shrug: What's your cost per pound when you figure on getting your venison this year? (include license fee, fuel used for the hunt, lease if applicable, processing, etc.) Do you still consider it feasable to hunt based on what you harvest for the cost? If you could buy it the same cost as you pay to hunt and process yourself, would you do that instead?