Here’s how to hunt your way to homesteading success and self-reliance

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Homesteading is taking the nation by storm.

More and more Americans are using homesteading to become completely self-sufficient.

And here’s how to hunt your way to homesteading success and self-reliance.

As Joe Biden’s disastrous economy continues to cause food prices to skyrocket, more and more Americans are turning to homesteading to meet their food needs.

Hunting is a valuable source of food

When it comes to both self-reliance and basic survival, there is more to homesteading than just raising chickens for eggs, having goats for milk, and growing your own garden. 

As a recent article in Homesteading Secrets pointed out, “hunting is a skill that can mean the difference between thriving or merely surviving in a crisis situation.”

Not only does hunting provide a valuable source of food, but it also teaches us how to return to our primal instincts and reconnect with nature at a time when it’s becoming ever more important. 

In the article, the authors explored various hunting techniques from using the correct firearms to choosing the right tools for tracking game.

First and foremost, choosing the right firearm is crucial for successful hunting.

The accuracy and versatility of the firearm is the most important factor.

“A bolt-action rifle or a semi-automatic rifle chambered in a common caliber, such as 5.56mm or .308, is a reliable choice,” the article read.

The second consideration for new hunters is the reliability of the firearm.

A firearm used for hunting should be durable and capable of withstanding harsh conditions in all kinds of weather.

For the homesteader interested in hunting, models with a proven track record and minimal maintenance requirements are a must.

The next consideration is the availability of ammunition. 

This is a greater concern than ever as the Biden administration has been doing everything it can to decrease the availability of ammunition.

That’s why hunters, as well as anyone concerned with their safety, should begin stockpiling ammunition for all of their chosen firearms in order to ensure a steady supply for both hunting and self-defense needs.

Knowing how to shoot and hit the target

It should go without saying, but you will also need to learn how to shoot correctly, which means being able to safely load, aim, and fire your weapon.

Homesteading Secrets offered up the following tips.

First, learn how to “Aim for Accuracy: Practice shooting from various positions and distances to improve your accuracy. Remember, precision matters when hunting for food.”

This means taking some hunter safety courses and hitting the gun range for practice.

You will also want to learn and understand all of the proper stealth tactics.

“Stealth and Stealth: Hone your ability to move quietly and blend into your surroundings. Stalking skills are essential for getting close to game.”

And, of course, you will need to know where to shoot the animal to kill it.

“Shot Placement: Familiarize yourself with the anatomy of the game you are hunting, as proper shot placement ensures ethical kills and minimizes suffering.”

Finding and tracking your prey

Hunting is not just grabbing your gun and heading into the woods blindly.

You will need to learn how to find and track your prey.

Tracking animals is a real art form that “requires patience, observation, and knowledge of animal behavior.” 

According to Homesteading Secrets:, the following tips are a good place to start for the new hunter:

Scouting: Explore your surroundings and look for signs of animal activity, such as tracks, droppings, and feeding areas. This will give you insight into where to focus your efforts.

Camouflage: Wear camouflage clothing and use natural concealment to avoid being detected by game animals. The less they sense your presence, the easier it will be to approach them.

Understanding Patterns: Study the behavior and habits of the game you are hunting. This will allow you to anticipate their movements and increase your chances of a successful hunt.

Hunting for food and survival is not a sport.

It is a fundamental skill that takes time, effort, and some hard work. 

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.