Ground Zero Dialogue
Survival and Preparedness Blog for Real American Patriots
Welcome to Ground Zero Dialogue
I’m here to help you get ready, get prepared, and make sure you’re gonna survive with the fittest. The world is in dangerous times and it’s never too early to get ready for the end. I’ll help you be self-sufficient for food, water, and supplies, and teach you how to protect and fend for yourself when the time comes.
Hi folks, today I want to talk to you about small game hunting for beginners. I know a lot of Ground Zero readers already hunt, so this is more of a guide for newbies. I’ll talk about some of the ways you can hunt for self-sufficiency and feeding yourself off the land when things go wrong. And in the meantime you’ll have a full freezer and spend less money at the store.
First, you should go get a license. You don’t need one for all the game I hunt, but you’re better off being licensed for anything you might want to hunt. Ask the Sheriff’s office about how to get a license. Usually you just take a paper test and maybe a small practical.
Second, start figuring out what you can hunt around your property. Think thoroughly, because there’s a lot more than deer out there. Deer are always the best thing to shoot because you can fill your freezer in one shot. The problem is they’re harder to bring down and they can be a lot to handle if you haven’t been hunting your whole life. So, I want to point you to some smaller game that you can take easily with a starter rifle and gut easy too. Start with rabbits, because they’re dead easy and they’re everywhere, even in the suburbs. You’ll find loads in your woods, especially at twilight and early in the morning. You can use a .22 slug on rabbits, just make sure it’s not a hollow point. You don’t want to see what a hollow point will do to cute Mr. Bunny. Other good small game to eat is grouses and partridges, which are dead easy as well and basically chicken. My only recommendation is to do them slow over a fire and smoke the game flavor out. You can also soak them in beer to get better flavor.
Third, when you’re hard pressed for good game, and you’re stuck with groundhogs and squirrels, don’t forget about the stewpot. Pretty much any meat tastes good if you cook it long enough, so just remember that. Use wine, beer, stock, whatever you’ve got on hand. Heck, you can even use cider or fruit juice that’s gotten a bit boozy. Just cook it at least 8 hours.
Hope that helps you get started. If you haven’t hunted at all before, get a little .22 gun, or go old school and get a recurve hunting bow. Those can take pretty much the same game as a gun, from rabbits to deer. Bows are a bit harder to maintain, but they’re much quieter and you don’t need a license unless you take deer.
Over and out.