Remember my WTSHTF Vegans and Vegetarians Must Adapt – or Die post? Now I’m saying just the opposite.
Remember my excitement about Maine deer season? Here is a pic my hunting homie, Hokie Magnum took of me in Maine’s North Woods:
See my deer? No, me neither!
I was able to spend five full days hunting this November. I saw a lot of deer sign, but … no deer. I had a partridge, a rabbit and a coyote in my crosshairs at different times, but …. I only pulled the trigger on one of them. You can guess which one.
I enjoy hunting, but from a SHTF perspective, I expended a fair amount of time and energy, enough that would make the value of hunting questionable if the shit really hit the fan.
“Opportunistic hunting” would be the ideal during TEOTWAWKI, where you have your trusty .22 magnum survival rifle (or whatever), just happen to see a critter tender vittles, and take the opportunity to throw a slab of meat on the grill. Mind you that the standard of “tender vittles” lowers according to the degree of SHTF. A deer in the freezer is good any time, but who would want a plate of edible insects? You would if you had to.
But long before the average American would start eating insects, any wild game like deer, moose, boar and bird will have been poached and hunted to the point of extinction. Which brings me to my point – if things ever got so bad that people were starving in droves, us meat eaters may join the ways of our vegetarian warriors out of necessity.
– Ranger Man
BTW: As luck would have it, on our final morning at Deer Camp we had enough snow to track, but …. more importantly, to make things quiet and blanket the forest a beautiful white.
See the spec of blaze orange?