my greatest wish is that we could still live a subsistance lifestyle... only not in the frozen north. i could move there, and do it, but i'd rather enjoy some warmer weather. the kind that you can enjoy the feeling of warm sun on your bare back when you're working outside. not bitter freezer burn.
Pretty good reading on that thread and an interesting way of life. Several of my family members live almost entirely on wild game and fish augmented by a large garden. They do see it as a needed food source whereas for me it's just eating the spoils of what I enjoy doing most. I share a large amount of meat with friends and family. I would release nearly every fish I catch but since my wife grew up on them in the Philippines she would kill me if I didn't provide nearly one for every day.
It's different when you live that way out of necessity that's for sure.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...