Another Wisconsin regular gun deer season has come and gone. This year I find myself without having harvested any deer for the freezer. Oddly enough only two deer presented themselves to me this season, but neither of them presented good shots. It is not often that I get skunked, but it does happen. There just didn’t seem to be that many deer in the area that I hunt – the same area I have hunted for the past twenty years usually with great success. I hunt from the ground in a brush blind, and don’t bait the deer. Instead I rely on other deer hunters in the woods to push the deer around while I stay sitting and wait for the deer to amble by. Only on rare occasions do I leave my ground blind and walk about looking for deer.
So while I sat in my blind thinking about why I have not seen any deer, I got thinking about the need to hunt for food for survival or to at least help supplement stored food during an emergency situation. I didn’t get a deer during the nine day regular gun season, but when I go home I am not in danger of starving as I still have food in the pantry and I can go to the local market and buy something to eat if I need to. But what if I don’t have that kind of luxury? What if I need to hunt for food to survive?
That brings me to the topic of survival hunting. Continue reading “Survival Hunting – Hunting For Your Food”