A friend of mine has land in Scotland and they hunt for rabbits and deer to eat, but they use their 6 lurchers to do the hunting for them. A big deer lasts for ages in their freezer but they have to butcher it before they freeze it. I usually hate liver, but fresh rabbit livers from rabbits caught that morning taste amazing.
Thank you for breaking the immature trend, LadyDeliah.
I have investigated some of the low-land estates in Scotland online, solely for deer stalking with a group of friends. But it seems that the general rule is that the estate retains the venison to be sold to restaurants and the likes of Franklins. This doesn't appeal to me, as my sole concern is the harvesting of edible game. Besides, I prefer to hunt with either a primitive or compound bow (which, thanks to the animal-rights vigilantes, is no longer legal in the UK); not a full-bore rifle. Oh and, yes, a big deer certainly lasts a long time. But, alas, I don't own a trunk freezer, so distribute what won't fit to friends and family. And besides, I usually stalk doe.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.