Primitive style hunting - primitive-made bow & arrow, throwing sticks, spears, atlatl, fishing, traps and snares, stalking, etc.
*NO* discussion about guns or modern hunting weapons.
Moderators: admin, Walter Muma
I knocked off work on the shack about 6pm and decided to run out for a bite. Came back home and walked down to the wilderness (actually the corner of the back yard) and sat on a block of wood to eat. While stalking the wild cheeseburger I was set upon by a furry creature with a bushey tail. This angered me to some extent due to the fact that I was staying outside so I would not have to share my cheeseburger with the cat. Now I had another unexpected creature trying to make off with my fries.
Had I been so inclined I could have reached out and grabbed this furry gremlin. I did not do so due to a previous incident when a young man I had warned not to fool with a squirrel did not heed my wisdom and latter informed me that is was much more difficult to disentangle oneself from a squirrel than it was to catch one.
Some folk dislike squirrels, but I enjoy their presence. Chipmunks scare me. They tend to run in pairs and I am sure they are plotting against me. I base this feeling on numerous Chip and Dale cartoons where the subjects plott against various cats, dogs and people. I found a stash of acorns under the house and suspected chipmunks due to the erie feeling of hair standing up on the back of my neck. This was espically disconcerting due to my excessive baldness and lack of hair on the back of my neck.
Anyway, I was happy to see this small creature, even if he did try to rob me. I will leave him to his own devices and consider him part of the reserve food supply should times get bad. Squirrel alone is not much of a meal, but combined with potatoes, carrots and other veggies it can make a dandy stew.
Come to the dark side, we have cookies!
- Posts: 1030
- Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:54 pm
- Location: NKY
my dogs bark at squirrels non stop. They actually have gotten to the point of ignoring them. Squirrels seem like an easy survival meal I can get real close to them. Equipped with a throwing stick I could have that squirrel over a fire easily.
"The diference between danger and food supply is simply the presence of a killing tool."
- Posts: 808
- Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:52 pm
- Location: Pennsylvania
Return to Primitive-Style Hunting & Trapping
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest