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CABL

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Allow/Forbid hunting of specific animals
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:01:59 am »

I don't know if this was already suggested in the past, because searching for the word "hunting" gives me 28 pages of search results, but here we go:

There should be a menu where you can designate which animals your hunters are allowed to hunt. Don't want your hunters gets their guts torn out by the swarm of giant eagles flying outside your fort? Don't want your hunters to be dragged into water by alligators and become a snack for them? Well, just forbid to hunt giant eagles and alligators from the specific menu!

I'd personally put the menu into the "Set Orders" tab: Set Orders -> (H)unting Restrictions -> (a)llow/forbid hunting of animals -> The list of known non-sentients you can butcher.

There also can be other options, like (d)eliver to the Butcher's Shop/specific Refuse stockpile...

Again, I apologize if this was suggested in the past and/or is gonna be implemented. If that's the case, I'll just lock the thread.
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Re: Allow/Forbid hunting of specific animals
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 01:41:58 pm »

This would be great. It would also be useful for role-playing purposes, you could forbid 'sacred' animals based off religions or fortress/civ symbols for instance. 
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Re: Allow/Forbid hunting of specific animals
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 02:44:34 pm »

This would be great. It would also be useful for role-playing purposes, you could forbid 'sacred' animals based off religions or fortress/civ symbols for instance.

Indeed, it might even be a request from internal groups.
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Re: Allow/Forbid hunting of specific animals
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 04:49:21 am »

This would be great. It would also be useful for role-playing purposes, you could forbid 'sacred' animals based off religions or fortress/civ symbols for instance. 
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Indeed, it might even be a request from internal groups.
External groups as well! We need to make elves more annoying than before!

"Oh hey, dwarves! How about you stop hunting mountain goats? Their population in this region is below two hundreds!"
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Re: Allow/Forbid hunting of specific animals
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 03:21:34 pm »

Indeed, it might even be a request from internal groups.
External groups as well! We need to make elves more annoying than before!

"Oh hey, dwarves! How about you stop hunting mountain goats? Their population in this region is below two hundreds!"

"Sure, we agree to that." *Queues up 20 more hunters.*
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Re: Allow/Forbid hunting of specific animals
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 03:33:27 pm »

Indeed, it might even be a request from internal groups.
External groups as well! We need to make elves more annoying than before!

"Oh hey, dwarves! How about you stop hunting mountain goats? Their population in this region is below two hundreds!"

"Sure, we agree to that." *Queues up 20 more hunters.*

*Remove any limitation to elf hunting*
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