Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Most people who have learned to hunt did so with a close relative - father, brother, uncle, etc.
Rarely do people learn hunting by themselves.
You need a mentor in the area.
My suggestion is get your license and find someone that will show you the ropes.
Probably the best answer so far, in my opinion.
I don't know anyone who has learned to hunt by themselves. Myself included.
When I first went hunting, I was a child and paired with my father...
I couldn't pull the trigger. Don't ask me why. I just couldn't do it.
But, as I got older, I learned the response has to be fairly quick, or you might lose the chance.
Now, as an adult, I am an avid hunter/fisher.
When I don't use all the meat, I give it to a local food bank or the needy.
Originally posted by MonteroReal
Go to a forest with a gun and no food, when you get hungry enough then you will hunt.
Although short and sweet, this statement is probably my favorite.
Because when your survival instincts kick in, via hunger or famine, you will kill to survive.
It's an animal instinct I believe all humans possess.
To your first statement, saying you need
I don't think you need
to hunt, unless you feel the need to.
Then you must ask yourself, "Why do I feel compelled to hunt?".
Don't let this world scare you into doing things you wouldn't normally do.
Even though we have lost alot of hunting traditions and skills in the past 100 years (80% of households hunted in the 1900's down to less than 25%
now), humans are very resilient and can survive unimaginable situations.
Unless you plan on traversing the wilderness alone, you will probably be in a group of people that will provide things according to those that
I.E., more than likely you won't need to hunt.
This, is in a SHTF scenario.
I, for one, do not feel the need to rely on others.
Personally, I'd like to provide for others.
If it was me, I'd learn every possible thing to keep myself alive no matter what I was feeling at the time, because when you are hungry, a deer steak
goes a long way!
Believe me, an animal (bear, wolf, etc) will not think twice to kill you first.
Either way, there's alot of good posts here.