When and if it hits the fan, it is my beleaf, the the hunters will save this country, as others have said above, we can survive, without power and other things, i only own hunting type guns, but i have enough ammo to hold off a small army.
You're absolutley correct. Hunters will initially be the ones with the skills and equipment to put fresh meat on their families table and bring food to the community as well as teach others how to hunt. In a world where civilization has broken down and no law and order exists outside of your small klan or local community, then none of the modern sportsman codes of conduct, hunting ethics, nor any of the numerous restrictive game management law that we follow now would really apply anymore. Besides, who would be around to enforce it? Many land owners of large plots of land sometimes live a long distance away or out of state from their land, who'd be there to stop you from trespassing at dawn or dusk to take a few cottontails or pheasant?? What would really stop you from taking ducks and geese while they're on foot feeding in a park or abandoned golf course grounds?
Personally I think under such a situation like this most hunters would be far more sucessful in their quest for meat, beacuse really these sources are everywhere, and there would be nothing to restrict you from harvesting what you need. Unless you're feeding a large group of people at once then no need to bother hunting biggame. Since your main source of fresh meat will be in the form of small game - rabbits, squirrels, racoons, and all game birds, this means a good .22LR will be an invaluable weapon to own.