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    While patiently waiting for maybe another chance at a warthog coming in,and smelling more and more like a cow....

    I interestingly observed the antics of some 'small ones' next to me---
    I'm wondering, are they all more or less going in the same direction with their 'ball' ,or do they mule-headed choose the direction in their funny upside down position just randomly?



    Eventually after about another 2 1/2 hours from the photo in the previous post ,two more warthogs came cautiously in, but alas, it's a sow with a still dependent teenager, and I let the pair go ...
    [ethical hunting remember....Eish!]



    But how did we used to say back in the old army days?

    --Time spend on a recce is never time wasted...!

    You just wait, Mr. Warty, my time will come,-- I now start to understand your routine....
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    The final chapter to this particular warthog spear-hunt...

    While again patiently waiting for maybe another chance,I observed another 'small one ' near me



    later,after all the action [described earlier] here is the photo of the CSI scene
    [observe the blood at the point of impact on the 'krip' wall]



    This one expired inside of +-30 m



    [A horrible but very effective and deadly wound!]



    While I was waiting to be picked up afterwards,I spotted this small ass sleeping.

    Well,I [wrongly!] thought by myself, as [s!] I'm a successful spear-hunter after all, having just solo hunted another warthog,so how difficult can it be to stalk a small sleeping donkey and try to touch it on the rump?
    [Just to 'hone' the old stalking skills you know....?]



    Aaaaah-there is nothing to deflate your ego more than a small ass making an big ass out of an old ass....! [lol]



    I didn't even came close!

    Well hunting is all about enjoying ourselves while out there,even if it meant to hear your friends good naturedly laughing afterward about my inability to even stalk a small sleeping donkey![lol]

    I had a wonderful day of hunting ,without a single dull moment!

    Thanks for bearing with me making a long story out of a short one..

    Until next time
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    Right on, Willem, it s all about having a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by observe View Post
    Aaaaah-there is nothing to deflate your ego more than a small ass making an big ass out of an old ass?!
    Observe, You have a way with words. Thanks for the photos and story.
    "TIME"........God's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.

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    Today I've got a small rock in my shoe.....

    And to think that I've let my pair go......



    According to my reasoning these piglets are about the same age teenager at the sows side and still too young [though I think mine is a tad older], eitherway, both must still learn a lot of 'things' from her before either are 'huntable'

    I do not blame this hunter at all, and in fact I'm sure that in his hunting mind and reasoning he is doing it correctly from the blind.

    I want to pose a question here, as spear hunting in Africa is a relatively new/young hunting discipline, and this question must be asked and debated for the good of hunting. ....

    Where do we draw the line for ethical spear/bow hunting, as to me this has now become a grey area, the same as in some other hunting disciplines ??

    This was a paid for guided hunt/safari with an inexperienced overseas hunter and an experienced local guide sitting with them in the blind.



    The poor shot I can maybe understand [but not condone] but I mean here is this whole concept of shooting female animals with un-weaned young ones..?

    ...I do understand that varmint or some problem/excess animals must sometimes be taken off [I've done it myself] , but if you let the client pay for this given example as a hunt..... ?

    [p.s. this was not culling]

    Just wondering....
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    A very good hunting spear from cold steel....

    [Could you see it at first?] lol!


    Beware,maybe not for sensitive viewers who does not like the naked blade.......

    [You HAVE been warned !]
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    Some instructions in how to use a Boar Spear--PDF

    boar spear article2.pdf
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