Wild meat is organic and lower in both cholesterol & fat. Beef is more expensive here, but to use round numbers, let's say it is $5.00 a pound. At that rate, 500 pounds of moose meat would cost $2500.00 A lot more than a day's wages for me... "more so than a subsistence hunter" How can you make such a blanket statement? For example, someone I know cannot tolerate recoil, as such he hunts with a .22-250. When hunting grizzly he wants to be above the bear & he will wait for the perfect shot. If he can't meet these conditions on that particular day, he simple waits until he can.