There are many types of deer hunts around the world, from the diminutive brown brocket deer, to the ever popular red stag. Deer hunting can be for the delicious meat, an activity which dates back tens of thousands of years, or for sport AND the meat. Venison, the name for deer meat, is a nutritious and natural food source of animal protein that can be obtained through deer hunting. There is virtually nowhere in the world that venison is not used by hunters.