A lot of people think they are gonna take to the woods and suddenly be great hunters.I don't want to bust anybody's bubble but if you don't hunt now and haven't already spent time scouting your hunting grounds then this is a really crappy plan to feed your family.Most hunters I know spend a lot of time looking for sign,food sources,trails,etc.
If you suddenly take off to woods you don't know it will take a while to get familiarized. So unless you are just lucky,not a great way to feed yourself.Squirrel hunters know what nut trees look like,do you?
Someone who hunts now will have better odds than someone who doesn't!
But even at that hunting is not the best way to feed yourself or family.You can only be in one spot at a time! Trapping,now you can be in many spots all at the same time. Snares, box traps,conibears,etc.
Fishing with a pole same thing,one fish at time. Trot lines,limb lines,set lines.Now you can cover a lot more water.
Hunting for me,will be an opportunistic thing.See a squirrel or rabbit, sure pop it.But you can spend a lot of calories chasing game.
Some folks think they have to go to the country to hunt wild game. Not true. I live in I guess you would say suburbs by a busy interstate with streets all around. But every so often is a small patch of woods,several lakes or ponds,a couple of small creeks. There are deer,squirrels,rabbits,fox,coyotes,all kinds of birds,muskrats- nutria. I rarely see coons or possum don't know why they are usually common.
Keep an eye out for game and I bet you city dwellers will be surprised at at all the animals in your area.Hell we used to see more squirrels in the city than in the national forest we used to hunt!
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