It`s all just the cost of deer hunting........
The tag costs in Indiana for residents aren`t bad at all, especially when you put those costs against the cost, of, say, a ticket to a Pacers or Colts game.
As for the processing costs, depending on where you go to have your deer cut, it may be a little costly, but you`re talking about what you`re putting on your table here. And as you suggested, the regular guy can indeed process his own deer. If you can cut up a squirrel or rabbit, a white-tail deer is easily within the scope of your abilities.
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