Fix the Economy – Shoot a Deer


When I was Tyler’s guest at his Texas ranch and actually managed to plug an Odocoileus virginianus, little did I know that, in addition to providing some (we hope) entertaining content for an upcoming production, I was also doing more than anyone in D.C. to actually boost the economy and provide an actual job or two. According to a report by St. Louis Public Radio, Missouri hunters bagged a little over 200,000 deer this rifle season. And that translates into — if you buy into the Missouri Department of Conservation’s calculations — about $1 billion of added economic activity and 12,000 jobs across The Show Me State. Extrapolate that across the rest of the country and you’re talking some real money, none of it borrowed from China. Hey, somebody has to make all that yummy deer sausage (and sell you your gun, ammo, camo, yadda, yadda, yadda). So get out there and shoot something, OK?



  1. avatar bob says:

    Done, twice this year already.

  2. avatar shawmutt says:

    Going tomorrow! (Today’s opening day but I couldn’t make it)

  3. avatar Ken says:

    I just shot 6 rounds of skeet yesterday. Does that count?

  4. avatar loub says:

    Not to mention the meat donated to shelters and charity organizations.

  5. avatar The Smiling Swordsman says:

    Headed out Saturday to hunt pheasant.

  6. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    We killed about 10 paper targets and 30 or 40 beer cans full of water this weekend!! So ammo bought to replace that shot up, replenish cleaning supplies, replace paper targets, gas to go to town for above stuff and the money we will get from the aluminum cans should be a little help to the economy!!!
    And before anyone asks we do not drink so no shooting under the influence. Beer cans were picked up on the side of the road around the house.

  7. avatar Accur81 says:

    Already done! Mine was a pretty small deer, but those are good eatin. WI has over 600 K deer licenses. That’s some economic activity right there.

  8. avatar Phil says:

    Those crafty Elk eluded me this weekend

  9. avatar In Memphis says:

    Can we fix the economy and shoot violent crimminals?

    1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

      Not a bad idea!! Pack them in ice and shop them to a starving nation that has cannabalistic tribes or groups!
      We get rid of a problem and help feed the needy at the same time!!
      (sarcasm off)!!

      1. avatar In Memphis says:

        What was the McDonalds slogan in the 90’s?

        “Hey, it could happen.”

        1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

          LOL!!! Yea it could. Don’t know if they still do it but at one time I seem to remember McD’s was putting earthworms in their burger meat for protein!! Supposedly you could find it on their health info cards!
          Never been a big fan of McD except for their fries back when they put the right kind and amount of salt on them!!

  10. avatar AlphaGeek says:

    Definitely doing my part. As best I can figure the first turkey we take is going to be worth about $2000. That’ll decline to much-less-ridiculous levels averaged across the next couple years of hunting, of course, but it’s never going to be anywhere close to the cost of simply buying a farm-raised bird at the grocery store.

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