Pigmy's have killed many elephants with their spear. How it was done. A pigmy would locate a herd and wait until one ventured off a way. He would rub elephant feases all over his body in order to disguise his human sent. Then after beening prepared, would wait for the lone elephant to reach up into a tree for branches/leaves to eat. At that monent the pigmy would run from his hiding place, to uo under the elephant and job it in the belly with his spear. The elephant would then rear up from the pain caused from the spear point. At that moment the pigmy would put the butt end of his spear to the ground. When the elephant came back down to its feet, the spear blade would be pushed way up inside of the chest cavity. The pigmy would run away zig zagging left and right in order to avoid being killed, until which time the elephant would give up. Then often the elephant would head for a stream or water hole to try and cool its self off from the burning feeling inside. Once there and dranking gallons upon gallons of water with no relief. The elephant lies down to try and cool itself that way. Once down the elephant never gets back up. It either dies of loss of breathe and blood or drowns.
So spear hunting is nothing new. Same goes for snares in Africa. Jerry Hill
Yeah, that's kind of the same boat i'm in as well. Elephant have been hunted for years, for better or worse, with a variety of methods. I may be in the minority but i say hunt as you want like the olden days. Today, hunt within the. laws of the area you're in.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian