Hunting Strategies

2.15 Hunting Strategies

Hunting Strategies

Hunting forest creatures such as deer required tactics different from those used for hunting mastodons or herds of caribou. Perhaps one or two hunters stalked a single deer or a small group of animals. Hunters may have relied on stealth and cunning to approach or ambush them. They may have used tactics similar to those observed among later Indians. These later hunters dressed in deer skins, complete with antlers, and imitated the animal's movements in order to creep close enough for the kill. Given the small size of deer, hunting and butchering could have been done by a group as small as an individual family.

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