Game meat: Hunters want: People, eat more game! | 2

Game meat: Hunters want: People, eat more game! |

Just over a month after the Hubertusmesse, the pressure hunting season begins in the region. So with the hunt, the supply of fresh game also increases. Resale to hunters is unsatisfactory. And that, even though the meat itself should meet the strictest organic guidelines.

Whether deer, deer or wild boar – in native forests, animals grow in their natural habitat. They often do not load with beroltenene antibiotics because they are used in farms. "Organic is no longer possible," says Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Huntsman and Treasurer of Anklam, Bernd Wieczorkowski.

Also hunting and processing are especially sustainable. "There's nothing left, it's fully used," he says. The reasons they say, instead of roast beef, give deer an advantage in the kitchen. Still, Wild does not appear in the meat consumption statistics of the Germans.

Wild from the supermarket, the hunter looks critical

But why is that so? Wieczorkowski has no clear answer. Preparation opportunities, it couldn't be, as he knows. Meatballs, stew, baking and soups – from the meat of the forest inhabitants can evoke all kinds of things. "That's a good thing about the game," says the hunter. Enough reason for him to raise his awareness of the game more.

The National Hunting Association is also offensively making wildlife more enjoyable for residents of the region. In 2018, the association co-authored with the National E-V Fisheries Association, listing the “Honest Enjoyment” brochure, along with game recipes and dealers. "But people can also turn to the hunter for confidence," Wieczorkowski says.

The wild from the supermarket, however, sees it critically. Because this is farmed game, it is imported in most cases from New Zealand or Australia. "We have enough game on site, which is also healthier," the hunter said. Plus, in his experience, this meat is more expensive than buying it from a hunter.

Hunters are hampered by regular delivery

Wieczorkowski may think of working with major food chains, but he also sees this as a key problem. "Traders would certainly take home game, but they want to have tons of it," he says. Continuous supply, at the request of the customer, cannot be afforded by hunters. "Especially in hunting times, no," Wieczorkowski said.

That is why hunters will only advertise their meat and convince as many people as possible at organic events at public events such as Hubertusmesse in Anklam in early November.