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Offline wolffire99

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persistence hunting....wow
« on: May 27, 2010, 10:55:45 AM »
Anyone want to try this for whitetail season?   :o :o

Absolutely Fricking Amazing "Persistence" Hunt!

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Re: persistence hunting....wow
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 11:21:26 AM »
Guy ran down a kudu. I'm not in that kind of shape. Nice display of tracking.

Somebody needs to teach these guys how to make a snare.

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Re: persistence hunting....wow
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 01:42:24 PM »
I read Born to Run recently and the author discusses how persistence hunting was probably the primary reason Homo Sapiens continued where Neaderthals became extinct.  The change in the climate that favored herd animals gave the skinnier, lighter, more efficient Homo Sapiens the advantage over their stronger, hairier competitors.  Essentially, we were born to run over distance at a sustainable pace and have greater cooling capacity than any other animal on the planet.  Most grazing animals are sprinters and quickly overheat if everytime they stop to rest, the hunter catches up to them and keeps them on the run.

Very cool stuff.  Great find on the video.

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Re: persistence hunting....wow
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 12:56:20 PM »
Wow, running a deer to death - never would have believed it.

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Re: persistence hunting....wow
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 01:12:54 PM »
Just amazing.  The last few moments with the Kudu, as it dies, that kind of honor for animal you take is just wonderful. 

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Re: persistence hunting....wow
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 05:19:14 PM »
The physical feat of chasing a animal for 8 hours is amazing, but I love the connection between hunter and prey, and the respect paid.