Citizens who work in hunting cabins will hunt for deer in forests, producing venison, which is a source of food. It can be vital in the early stages of the game to feed the population before the player has acquired seeds for farming.
Hunting only occurs within a specified radius around the hunting cabin. Therefore, hunting is most effective when the cabin is placed away from the main part of a village as deer tend to avoid more populated areas. The hunting cabin can support up to 3 hunters, but only requires 1 to function.