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Meat left outside on the ground

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Hello,

I have a few noobish questions about meat game mechanics.

I have been playing long enough where I should know the answers to these questions, but I haven't tried doing these things yet so I thought maybe I could ask you all before finding out the hard way...

So I quartered a bear due to an imminent blizzard, I brought all the bags to a trailer. If I leave the bags outside in the cold will a wolf or bear notice them and eat them.

Same question but raw meat not in the quartering bag, just pieces of meat.

Same question, but cooked meat...

Lastly and unrelated, I'll be darned if I don't lose at least one arrow when I kill a bear. I figure it's a fair trade for the bear, but it would be great if any arrows in something we killed were found on the ground where the animal died after harvesting them. After I quartered the bear it's feet despawned after my first bag dropoff in the trailer and I never did find my second arrow in the snow. Same happened with the one I shot on the lake.

Guess I'll have to go to DP to forge more arrowheads if I am going to keep losing them...

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Any meat left outside will not currently be eaten by wildlife, I suspect it is something they will add to the game, but probably not before a suitable ad-hoc storage method is introduced. 

AFAIK all arrows are recoverable from any animal you shoot. There's 3 different possibilities when you shoot an animal:

1. The arrow drops upon hitting the animal

2. The arrow sticks to the animal and will stay in the animal until it dies and can be found either sticking to the animal or within several metres of the carcass (I think this happens if the animal falls on the side where the arrow is, but not sure)

3. The arrow sticks in the animal and stays in there for several moments until it falls out. This is the hardest to recover as you have to effectively trace where the animal ran off to and comb the area, it may also be found in the normal animal 'patrol' area. Sometimes these arrows take me 2-3 days before I find them, if at all because they are so damned hard to see.

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12 minutes ago, Renegade30 said:

Any meat left outside will not currently be eaten by wildlife, I suspect it is something they will add to the game, but probably not before a suitable ad-hoc storage method is introduced. 

AFAIK all arrows are recoverable from any animal you shoot. There's 3 different possibilities when you shoot an animal:

1. The arrow drops upon hitting the animal

2. The arrow sticks to the animal and will stay in the animal until it dies and can be found either sticking to the animal or within several metres of the carcass (I think this happens if the animal falls on the side where the arrow is, but not sure)

3. The arrow sticks in the animal and stays in there for several moments until it falls out. This is the hardest to recover as you have to effectively trace where the animal ran off to and comb the area, it may also be found in the normal animal 'patrol' area. Sometimes these arrows take me 2-3 days before I find them, if at all because they are so damned hard to see.

Rodger dodger, thank you very much for your speedy and informative reply! Much appreciated!

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On 7/15/2017 at 5:54 PM, Renegade30 said:

2. The arrow sticks to the animal and will stay in the animal until it dies and can be found either sticking to the animal or within several metres of the carcass (I think this happens if the animal falls on the side where the arrow is, but not sure)

Since quartering removes the carcass "prematurely", does it perhaps inadvertently break this mechanic?

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Just now, JAFO said:

Since quartering removes the carcass "prematurely", does it perhaps inadvertently break this mechanic?

That's what I was thinking, because dude I looked EVERYWHERE...

The arrow is gonzo....

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56 minutes ago, JAFO said:

Since quartering removes the carcass "prematurely", does it perhaps inadvertently break this mechanic?

Not sure, we should test this

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I had a couple bugs with that bear actually. Involving me running into a shelter right before being mauled. I think that glitched things a little too...

Fog rolled in after I landed two arrows, and he came charging out of the fog while I was in front of the door to a trailer. I got a laceration, but no damage and dodged the mauling animation...

I almost wet myself...

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