For rural and suburban survivalists as well as homesteaders, hunting is more than something you do just because you can do it and you also enjoy a traipse in the woods.
Successful hunting is one way to alleviate costs for meat, manage animal populations to reduce damage to crops and to augment store bought meats over the winter months.
In a long-term or severe survival crisis, hunting might be the only way you get access to non-fish meat and depending on the season, any meat at all!
That means, however, particularly if you own land you hunt on, that managing your animal population is critical.
The article on the next page covers how to enhance your deer population, but the advice included applies to any animal habitat.