I just love this blog. Her recent post on canning elk meat is fabulous. If you're having a great hunting season and have access to a pressure canner, this may be for you. How wonderful to have your fresh game cooked and ready at a moment's notice! Major positives include no worries about freezer burn or the impact of losing electricity (and your season's meat) in an emergency.
If you're city or suburban folk, same goes for other meat. You may not be able to afford or handle a side or quarter of a beef alone, but going in with the neighbrhood and combining some freezing and canning may be a way to cut your meat bill for the year. The process will also increase your preparedness supplies in case of emergency, like those coming winter storm power outages!