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how to make hunting equipment and how to kill humanely

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I want to start hunting for food, I don't really want to spend money on a gun and I live in CT were gun control is becoming stricter after sandy hook. Im thinking about making my own hunting equipment. Does anyone have advice for making spears such as what to use. How can I make sure I kill the animals as humanely as possible? I do not want to make them suffer I want to make sure they die a quick pain free death.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

yeah just go fishing instead.. less of a pain.

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on April 25, 2013
at 11:11 PM

@Lumifer, exactly. Just like there's a load of difference between a farmer and how a PH'er might raise a cow. The romance of paleo is appealing for lots of folks, but the reality isn't all fun.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:32 PM

@Truth-lol...lookout for the leprechans pirates and tigers lurking in the cereal aisles!

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:31 PM

fashion a slingshot from a Y-shaped branch/leather/elastic band- Swift and strategoc diing to the noggan of a squirrel or raccoon does the trick..knocksem right out.. jk!!!!!!!! lol :)

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:25 PM

@AxialGentleman Because there's a huge difference between people who hunt and people who come to Paleohacks to ask about making his own "hunting equipment" to kill in the most humane manner...

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Lots of people do hunt, and some people event trap or raise rabbits to slaughter. So I'm not sure why you consider the poster's interest laughable, rather than merely in need of verification.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

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on April 25, 2013
at 08:12 PM

@RoryD The OP has to figure out first whether he is capable of killing. If, as I strongly suspect, it turns out he's not, the issue of hunting becomes moot.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 25, 2013
at 06:21 PM

@RoryD, if the OP can't handle butchery, then hunting is too advanced.

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on April 25, 2013
at 06:13 PM

Crossbows are the way to go

Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e

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on April 25, 2013
at 06:03 PM

This comment reeks of ignorance. Purchasing an animal which has been captured for you has got pretty much nothing to do with hunting, nor is it humane IMO.

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:32 PM

Hunt the way your forefathers dreamed they could have...grab a black plastic basket, creep through enemy territory (the candy/ chip isle as it's known to some) then throw box after box of hot pockets into your basket..And don’t forget the Ranch dressing…our forefathers didn’t suffer to just choke down some dry hot pockets!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 25, 2013
at 01:16 PM

Spear? LOL. Try bowhunting.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on April 25, 2013
at 03:02 PM

kill humanely by buying a gun and PRACTICING, A LOT. take shooting lessons, take the gun and hunting courses that the state provides, most of these classes teach excellent hunting ethics and things you may not consider. know that most people work for the forest service because they actually appreciate the forest and wildlife and will teach you how to best humanely hunt. practice tracking, stalking and shooting for a good while til you go out, go out with experienced hunters and have them help you, or even take the shot for you.

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800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

on April 25, 2013
at 03:35 PM

"I want to start hunting for food"

LOL. No, you don't.

Let's try an experiment: go buy a bunny at a pet store. With your own hands, quickly and humanely break its neck. Skin and cook.

After you're done, report back to us.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 25, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Lots of people do hunt, and some people event trap or raise rabbits to slaughter. So I'm not sure why you consider the poster's interest laughable, rather than merely in need of verification.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

(1655)

on April 25, 2013
at 08:12 PM

@RoryD The OP has to figure out first whether he is capable of killing. If, as I strongly suspect, it turns out he's not, the issue of hunting becomes moot.

Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e

(623)

on April 25, 2013
at 06:03 PM

This comment reeks of ignorance. Purchasing an animal which has been captured for you has got pretty much nothing to do with hunting, nor is it humane IMO.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on April 25, 2013
at 06:21 PM

@RoryD, if the OP can't handle butchery, then hunting is too advanced.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on April 25, 2013
at 11:11 PM

@Lumifer, exactly. Just like there's a load of difference between a farmer and how a PH'er might raise a cow. The romance of paleo is appealing for lots of folks, but the reality isn't all fun.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

(1655)

on April 25, 2013
at 09:25 PM

@AxialGentleman Because there's a huge difference between people who hunt and people who come to Paleohacks to ask about making his own "hunting equipment" to kill in the most humane manner...

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 25, 2013
at 04:40 PM

Maybe you should start by hunting insects?

Here

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De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

on April 25, 2013
at 03:08 PM

In my opinion you have to be spiritually connected to your prey to truly kill it 'humanely', indians used to say they were aware of the animals soul leaving the body & would say a prayer, basically what i mean is just being aware of how we are all one environment functioning together and of course to make sure you use all the animal

I don't agree that killing humanely means being a good shot & killing it instantly with a bullet through the head or something, it would be more 'humane' in the way i define it to wrestle it to the floor with your bare hands & break its neck

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on April 25, 2013
at 09:30 PM

I think you should forget about the whole hunting thing. Even when hunting with a rifle or shotgun in most parts of the U.S., hunting is a huge pain in the ass.

First the question is "Where are you going to hunt?" It's illegal to hunt in most places. Then "When are you going to hunt?" You can hunt for some species only during short seasons. Then "What are you going to hunt?" You can't just kill the first animal you come across, it may be illegal to kill it.

Then you have to get up way before dawn and drive way the ** out in the middle of nowhere and you may not even SEE another living creature the entire morning, and if you DO see something it's probably going to be something other than what you are hunting.

But if by some miracle you do successfully kill something, now you've got a dead **ing animal on your hands, you have to skin it or pluck it and clean it and those things have parasites galore, and when you eat it you probably won't even like the way it tastes.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

yeah just go fishing instead.. less of a pain.

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