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The woods surrounding Boston are inhabited by a big amount of various animals. Hunting them, you can obtain numerous skins and antlers which you can later on sell or use in the village to create even more valuable goods. Below you will find rules which you should follow as a good hunter.
While hunting, you should only use the bow, hidden blades and snares. Others weapons are just as effective when it come to killing, but skins from animals killed with a sword are of much worse quality than those killed with a bow.
While in the woods, pay attention especially to bushes and places marked with a magnifying glass icon. If you approach and interact with them, you will learn what kind of animal can be found in the area. The nearest animal of that kind will also be marked on the mini-map with a red dot.