You may have heard of it.. or maybe not… but sustainable deer hunting and sustainable hunting in general have been gaining traction and popularity in more recent years and with good reason! At Skull Bracket we whole heartedly support ethical and sustainable hunting. So what exactly is sustainable hunting and how can you incorporate it into your hunting style?
What is Sustainable Deer Hunting? And Why Do It?
Sustainable deer hunting is the practice of hunting deer in a way that maintains the health of the deer population and the surrounding ecosystem. This means that hunters must take care to only harvest deer that are of legal age and size, and that they must not kill more deer than the population can sustain. Hunters should also be aware of the impact that their hunting activities can have on other wildlife and plants, and they should take steps to minimize these impacts.
There are many ways to practice sustainable deer hunting. Hunting during the appropriate and legal season is important for so many reasons. In most places, there are specific seasons for hunting deer, and hunters must only hunt during these times. This helps to ensure that the deer and wild game populations are not overhunted.
The importance of sustainable hunting can not be stressed enough. It’s important for us to practice hunting sustainably to ensure that there is good hunting and better hunting grounds for future generations.
Here are some of the best methods of sustainable deer hunting right now:
Hunting during the right season. Hunting during the right season can help to ensure that the deer population is not overhunted. For example, in many states, it is illegal to hunt deer during the winter months when they are pregnant or have fawns.
Hunting in the right area. Hunting in the right area can also help to ensure that the deer population is not overhunted. For example, some areas have a higher deer population than others, so it is important to hunt in an area where the deer population is not too high.
Using the right hunting methods. Using the right hunting methods can also help to ensure that the deer population is not overhunted. For example, some methods of hunting, such as using bait or traps, are not only illegal but can be harmful to the deer population. It is important to use hunting methods that are humane and do not harm the deer population.
Following the rules and regulations. It is important to follow the rules and regulations when hunting deer. These rules and regulations can vary from state to state, so it is important to check with the local authorities before hunting.
Respecting the environment. It is important to respect the environment when hunting deer. This means not littering, not damaging the habitat, and not hunting deer in an area where they are not supposed to be hunted.
By following these methods, hunters can help to ensure that the deer population is not overhunted and that the deer population remains sustainable.
Sustainability and the Kill
You’ve done your duty and hunted ethically and in a sustainable manner and now you have the prize trophy kill. Be sure to take the time to honor the animal and make the most of every piece.
There are many ways to sustainably deal with a deer kill. Here are a few examples:
Taxidermy: This is the art of preserving animal specimens for display. Taxidermy can be a sustainable way to deal with a deer kill, as it can provide a reminder of the animal and its place in the ecosystem. And makes for some amazing décor. Deer skull mounts and deer shoulder mounts are fantastic statement AND conversation piece to add to any room.
Eat the meat: Venison is a healthy and sustainable meat that can be used in a variety of dishes. Eating the meat from a deer kill can help to reduce waste and support local food systems.
Donate the meat: If you do not want to eat the meat from a deer kill, you can donate it to a local food bank or soup kitchen. This can help to feed people in need and reduce food waste.
Compost the bones and organs: The bones and organs from a deer kill can be composted to create nutrient-rich soil. This is a sustainable way to dispose of the waste and help to improve the health of your soil.
Use the hide: The hide from a deer kill can be used to make leather goods, such as shoes, bags, and belts. This is a sustainable way to use the hide and reduce waste.
Ultimately the best way to deal with a deer kill will vary depending on your individual circumstances, what’s available to you and preferences.
Sustainability in Deer Skull Mounts & Skull Mounting
If you are looking to be sustainable in all manners then the deer skull mount is no exception. Use of a very sturdy and long lasting natural material, such as steel will help guarantee that you are sustainably mounting your deer skull as well. All of our skull bracket deer skull mounts and deer shoulder mounts are made in Laramie, Wyoming using steel that is guaranteed to hold up your skull, last forever and look good doing it
If you have insight, comments or questions on this topic we would love to hear from you!