I don't pretend to be a "rugged outdoorsman". Don't even own a gun. But I do live in "the country", have access to woods, and use an 18" chain saw to cut firewood.
I pretty much heat my farm house with wood I cut, haul, and split (by hand, not machine). The add-on wood burning "furnace" is in the basement.
Many years ago, I built a 12' x 15' woodshed to store dry wood. It holds a two year supply, unless we have an extraordinarily cold winter. It's a non-stop rotation of wood in, wood out, all meticuously stacked and racked.
Anyway, the point of my story is that my woodshed becomes a home for many a creature. Squirrels rummage around--oh the walnut shells I find. Mice, of course, are everywhere (no cats). Raccoons like it, as do opossums, the latter of which make winter dens in it.
Last night, I heard a pack of coyotes howling back there. I'm guessing they had some critter trapped. Someday, I'm gonna find me a bear lodged in there! Never a dull moment around here. Have a good day.