Buddy of mine used to have a couple on his ranch . Really hard to keep them fenced in . They were always tearing up the fence and not very easy to round up . You really don't want to top a hill doing 65 mph and have one standing in the road . They made a very impressive rug and mount .
Yeah, apparently they also hate chinese tallow trees, and will tear them up on sight.
Hell, hit one of these at 65: Image: http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/slidefile/mammals/deer/Images/09343.jpg
...or one of these: Image: http://www.trbimg.com/img-4fb3c8a9/turbine/bal-bmg-most-marylanders-support-bringing-elk--001/600
...and it will frick your shite up.
The problem is that a free ranging ungulate goes against our sense of capitalism and private property. Even though it's better for our health and better for the environment and probably cheaper for the consumer, it isn't better for the individual entrepreneur or the demand of unhealthy foods by the consumer. We want fat - even if it leads to heart disease and the related costs associated with it. We want to own things, even if it is inefficient in the long run in the marketplace.
Yeah, remove the more healthy native food source and replace it with imported grasses and dumb fat old world creatures that cost more to maintain.
Too much poli-board, more OB:
The plains indian used to take the bladder out of the bison and fill it with the blood from the animal. He would tie some strapping to it and sling it across his shoulder when he went out on a hike to eat the coagulated blood as a high-energy food source. That's a fricking MAN.