Two Ways To Be More Like Daryl Dixon From "The Walking Dead"

Daryl Dixon is one of the most beloved characters on AMC's hit TV show "The Walking Dead" due to his gritty, no-nonsense attitude and his unparalleled survival skills. Portrayed by actor Norman Reedus, Daryl Dixon is undoubtedly one of the toughest characters on television in recent history. Though the world isn't currently experiencing a zombie apocalypse, there are a couple of ways you can become more like Daryl in your everyday life.

Hone Your Crossbow Skills

Daryl Dixon's trademark weapon for killing zombies is his crossbow. While he often uses knives and guns, he always has his trusty crossbow by his side in order to conserve bullets and keep his distance from approaching zombies.

If you want to be more like Daryl, you'll have to perfect the art of firing a crossbow. The best part about performing target practice with a crossbow is that you can do it from the comfort of your own backyard. Due to noise ordinances and safety concerns, most municipalities have stringent restrictions on firing guns within city limits. That means you'll most likely have to go to an official firing range if you want to hone your firearm skills. However, all you need to practice the art of the crossbow is a homemade archery range.

Take up Deer Hunting

Daryl is often seen hunting throughout "The Walking Dead" series. Whether he's pegging squirrels to trees with his trademark crossbow or mowing down zombies in order to gather medical supplies, it's obvious that his hunter-gatherer skills are very refined. If you want to be as capable as Daryl is in case a real-life zombie apocalypse occurs, you'll have to be able to hunt for your own food.

White-tailed deer are the most common deer species in the United States. In fact, they're so abundant that they create overpopulation issues in many areas--issues including agricultural destruction and traffic accidents. If you want to hone your hunting skills like Daryl Dixon, taking on white-tailed deer is your best bet.

You don't have to be a survivalist to learn the art of whitetail deer hunting. If you're not ready to venture out into nature by yourself, you can visit a hunting ranch to hunt for deer in a safe environment. You can even use your newfound crossbow skills to go deer hunting just like Daryl Dixon does.

Hunting down deer in the woods with a crossbow strapped to your back will make you feel as cool and capable as Daryl Dixon in no time.