There is good evidence of hunting, the majority of which was probably with bow and arrow, and must of required a certain specialization. Hunting of wild mammals represent only a small portion of the meat in their diet, but does attest to the diversified use of their total surroundings.
In effect, more than a dozen of the mammals in the region were hunted, the most of which were the large hoofed mammals, such as elk, deer, boar, and wild horse, which provide a substantial quantity of meat. From this perspective, it is probable that hunting big game represented an alternative source of meat, in relationship to the management of livestock.
It seems that birds where also part of the small game hunted at Hârsova.
If certain species of birds were hunted for food, such as partridge and wild duck and wild geese, one must wonder if other species such as hawks and eagles, or water birds such as heron and stork were hunted for there feathers and talons. Could these latter species have been hunted for feathers for arrows, or even for decorative purposes ?