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CS Boar Spear Blue Wildebeest hunt tips.... - Friday, August 18, 2017 5:51 AM ( #1 )
Here are some 20 odd of my personal lessons / philosophy learned over my 23 +hours spread over 3 days from my [unsuccessful] Blue Wildebeest spear-hunting attempts this year at Aloe Rock in Limpopo for you guys.

[There are probably a lot more,like a razor sharp blade, practice etc--hope this can help somebody.... lol ]

1] Patience and Ethics... [LOTS OF IT!!]
2] Blue Wildebeest will sometimes just rest/stand out of spear reach or ruminate in the shade/sun for hours.


3] Blue Wildebeests are in a sense a lower order animal, and just don't understand telepathy and refuse to to be lured nearer by your thoughts....[-Willing them to stand up and come nearer just doesn't work---I've tried several languages in my thoughts and even psychoanalysis and hypnosis!]

4] Check the wind constantly!
5] Patience !!
6] Though they are grazers looking down most of the time, THEY DO LOOK UP INTO THE TREE AT YOU with those strange long irises in their big brown eyes with the long eye lashes...!!
7] If you sit motionless/camouflaged , they will not recognize your shape as a danger up there.

8] Guineafowl/Baboons on the other hand WILL immediately recognize your shape as dangerous up there no matter how still or camouflaged you sit or what you do you try to avoid them, and then sound the alarm!
9]Don't EVER look any animal in the eye if you want to hunt it or try to stay undetected!
10] Your muscles became stiff sitting still for hours--micro manage them by undetected stretching/moving/keeping your throwing arm and other muscles loose----HA !

11] Muscles go to sleep from inactivity---up there IT'S A HUGE SAFETY RISK for sudden movement like throwing a spear!
12]Have peace in your own mind--you are alone the whole day with only your own dreams/ thoughts/life up there, and stress/demons in your head can ruin your hunt !
13] Have a keen mind for detail and being aware and enjoy observing each and everything happening around you [birds,ants, movement far away in the bush etc].--continuous situational awareness and keeping busy with the minimum of movement.

14] Enough water [hydration] and cover by being keenly aware and prepare for your specific environmental conditions -sun/heat or cold/clouds.
15] Your [unnoticeable ?] shadow shift during the day with the movement of the sun and a perfect spot/tree in the morning can be a problem/dead give-away later during the day!


17] Always remember to be part of the 10% in the world and not the 90% , because it's all about the HUNT and not the KILL !
17] The emotion of FRUSTRATION must never enter your mind.
18] Spear hunting is not a type of hunt for everybody, ENJOY it while you are putting yourself through this 'unusual' experience..

19] Self-- Discipline and be in control of the whole spear-hunting situation as far as you can !!!!
20] Patience and sitting still doesn't mean going into a sleepy coma !


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Re:CS Boar Spear Blue Wildebeest hunt tips.... - Friday, August 18, 2017 10:42 AM ( #2 )
Excellent advice, thank you!
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Re:CS Boar Spear Blue Wildebeest hunt tips.... - Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:54 AM ( #3 )
Perfect Thank You
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

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Re:CS Boar Spear Blue Wildebeest hunt tips.... - Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 PM ( #4 )
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."  Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. 1796 Psalms 144:1 Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, And my fingers to fight:

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