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.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...