especially if you'll take females, the young, etc, (ya know, like real hunting) So by subscribing to normal hunting regs, what you are really doing is competing with other MEN, not the animal. The animals are easily taken, with baited snares. You just bait areas until you see signs of regular activity, then you set the snares and then it's worth checking your "line" daily, cause you'll have catches. It doesn't take more than 1-2 elk, one moose, a few deer and some small game and fish to provide your need for flesh food for a year. Half of your needs must be met with plant sources, anyway. So you need 700 lbs of fresh flesh food per year. The 2 elk, if they are adults, provide that much, right there. So does the one moose, if it's a large one. Each deer will provide 30-60 lbs of meat. Snaring 4 deer per year is nothing much. Neither is trapping scores of small critters, or netting hundreds of lbs of fish. Also, when you use NVD's, passive IR and luminous sights, it's not at all hard to score very frequently on game. They "think" that they are safe from humans at night.