Just to clarify my Hunter hunts, he has ammo, he has weapons. My question is why does my hunter not hunt for long periods of time? I really dont ever see him kill anything, i just check out his kill count occasionally to see what he has been up to. Most of the time i just see him sitting around with "No Job." Is there a way to get him to continously hunt unless he needs to eat/drink. The wiki says a hunter will usually stay outside for the majority of the time such is not true of my hunter.

  • Please stop adding Tags into the title, that's what the tags are for. A better title would be "Why does my hunter not hunt for a longer time?" or "Why does my hunter make loooong breaks?".
    – Bobby
    Oct 31, 2012 at 19:21
  • A tag in the title tends to get more attention from google browsers which in turn brings more publicity to this site, so im sorry but I see no reason to stop.
    – Paralytic
    Oct 31, 2012 at 19:24
  • Should questions contain "tags" in their title? ... or the short version, no, not really.
    – Bobby
    Oct 31, 2012 at 19:30
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    @Paralytic The tag is automatically added to the title for Google. You really don't need to add it yourself. Try googling "dwarf fortress roof cave" for an example.
    – bwarner
    Oct 31, 2012 at 19:32
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    Have you checked for animals on the map?
    – sciguy1121
    Oct 31, 2012 at 20:13

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The main issue may be that there just aren't many butcher-able animals around (ravens are too small). If there are, and your hunters still don't do anything, close the game and open it again, sometimes that helps.

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    PROTIP: have your military kill the ravens to make way for larger, meatier animals.
    – kotekzot
    Oct 31, 2012 at 20:46
  • @kotekzot thanks for that, i tried once but gave up as they move very fast and hide most of the time so finding them was a pain
    – Paralytic
    Nov 1, 2012 at 19:39
  • You can zoom to any living creature on the map by using the unit menu. Give your military a kill order and they'll handle the rest. Make sure they have ranged weapons though.
    – kotekzot
    Nov 2, 2012 at 1:06
  • It seems once my hunters are put into a squad they wont hunt is this just one of those things?
    – Paralytic
    Nov 12, 2012 at 19:37

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