My great grandfather was an avid hunter along with my grandfather. My grandfather would bring his sisters along for the hunt and train them. My great grandfather was noted for having some of the best hunting dogs in the area.
One evening while they were all hunting together, please keep in mind that they hunted all of their lives. Also, please take note
that these were blacks that were hunting for sport as well as for food needed to make it through the winter.
They raised cows, pigs, chickens, mules and horses. They grew their own vegetables and tobacco, that they lived completely off of and they would go into the woods to the creeks and fish for catfish. I was even told that if you knew where the fish were, you could cheat and keep throwing dirt into the water. Which would bring the fish to the top and you could grab them.