About this mod

Hunting in Skyrim is a mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that adds a Hunting Guild to the game, and completely overhauls the entire hunting experience. It features realistic animal skinning (like Red Dead Redemption), animal trapping, kill & stat tracking, new skills and abilities, new NPCs and locations, new dungeons, new weapons and more.

Permissions and credits
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Important: Do not update to version 2.0 from 1.37, only use a clean save.

Note: This mod is still in development. Be sure to check back for new updates, and always back up your save game before use. Currently no quests are available.

Hunting in Skyrim overhauls the entire hunting experience in the game with tonnes of new features. A new animal skinning system has been added, visibly removing the skin from the animal in the game (think Red Dead Redemption). Players can also set animal traps with lots of different bait options, with different regions of Skyrim and Solstheim (and Falskaar if you have that mod) offering different animal/bait combinations. There are also hunting challenges to fulfil, new skills and abilities to unlock, new animal variants, new dungeons and much more.

To start the mod features, select your Path of the Woodsman spell and cast it using the shout key.

My website www.huntinginskyrim.net provides all of the information on what features are included in this mod. Some information may be outdated as the mod has been overhauled for its release on Skyrim Special Edition. Expect it to be updated when possible.

Here is a quick list of what you can experience in the current stable version:

  • Hunters Guild (Bearclaw Lodge) located in the north west area of Falkreath Hold. Only the outside is complete
  • Realistic animal skinning (the animal looks like it has been skinned)
  • Animal trapping (traps can be crafted at blacksmith forges)
  • Hunting stat tracking
  • New skills with new abilities
  • Portable alchemy - Motar & Pestle - brew potions in the wild
  • Fur Hoods and Fur Hoods & Cloaks
  • Increased pelt/hide prices
  • Animal Dens (new dungeons)

Do not update to version 2.0 from 1.37, only use a clean save.

All Skyrim DLC is required for this mod.

Compatibility, troubleshooting, and frequently asked questions can be found on the troubleshooting page.

Always follow modding best practices when installing or updating this mod.

Also available for Skyrim Special Edition.

Many people along the way have helped me in various ways. Some helped when I was learning to code, others have allowed me to use their models or textures in my mod. A full list of credits and acknowledgements can be found here.

Hunting in Skyrim will be released for Xbox One when it is ready to be ported.

As a compliment to this mod, I recommend using my Hunter player home Woodsman's Shack.

More can be found on my YouTube channel.