Gene Morris, Greatest Living Spear Hunter


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Master of Arms
July 28, 2008, 12:56 PM
Anyone heard of Gene Morris?? I was down in south Alabama a few weeks ago and stumbled across his museum. He has killed many,many critters with his spear including a 520 pound lion. He killed the lion last year and he was 75 years old when he did it! I have tons of info on him. He`s killed alligators, Impala, Rams of all sorts, hogs, deer of all sorts etc.etc.

So anyone heard of this guy??

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JShirley
July 28, 2008, 03:02 PM
Never heard of him, but here's the spear (http://www.huntingwithspears.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=5&category_id=2&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1) he sells.

John

Pax Jordana
July 28, 2008, 03:14 PM
have not, but google (http://www.huntingwithspears.com/) has.

$275 for a spear? thing better throw itself.

In fact, on his own front page he is photographed with what looks like a CS boar spear. (http://www.coldsteel.com/spears-high-performance-spears.html)

Personally I find spear hunting to be immensely interesting, and I'd love to try it though I fear I wouldn't have the patience (at that, I could probably sit out in the woods all day, seeing nothing, without a spear and still be $275 ahead, lol)

sgbeskin
July 28, 2008, 04:16 PM
Is that the museum on the way to Gulf Shores??? I have never been there before, but seen it a many a times. If it is I'm going to stop by there tomorrow.

JShirley
July 28, 2008, 04:29 PM
Wow...thanks for posting, lurker! :D

John

Master of Arms
July 28, 2008, 04:45 PM
Yeah its on the way to Gulf Shores. He`s agreat guy. We talked for a few hours. He has been designing spears for years and the newest one is awsome. I`ve been throwing spears since 1982 so I was really interested in what he has done. Stop by and talk to him if you like this sort of thing. He has many,many mounted animals in his museum. Have fun.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 28, 2008, 11:09 PM
I'd have to see the "kill two hogs with two spears at the same time - one thrown with each hand" thing to believe it - sorry. He's either a god among men, of a teller of tall tales.

CWL
July 29, 2008, 12:22 AM
I've looked at the for sale picture on his site & I can't figure out what the spearhead looks like. Can anyone put a picture or link of what the spear actually looks like?

KiltedClaymore
July 29, 2008, 12:31 AM
man, that guy had to be nuts to go for lion with a spear.

Master of Arms
July 29, 2008, 12:46 PM
It is about 18-22 inches long and its made out of folded steel. It has 4 barbes pointing in all four directions. The spear is sharpened by hand with a bastard file when it`s completed. The shaft is made from steel pipe and varies in length according to the height of the tree stand that he uses. He doesnt just throw the thing like a wild indian. He more or less uses the gravity of the drop as he tries to make sure that the animal is directly beneath him. He was in an 8 foot stand when he killed the lion., SPOOKY HUH?

Fred Fuller
July 29, 2008, 01:58 PM
http://www.sentinel.org/node/8402

lpl/nc

KiltedClaymore
July 29, 2008, 02:01 PM
He more or less uses the gravity of the drop as he tries to make sure that the animal is directly beneath him. He was in an 8 foot stand when he killed the lion.,

well in that case im going to have to take the same stand as i do on hunting hogs with dogs, THATS CHEATIN'!

3pairs12
July 29, 2008, 02:09 PM
not to hijack here but kiltedclaymore you wont think its cheating when you have to grab the hog by its back legs flip it on to the ground hold it down and then stab it in the heart while worrying about getting hooked with some 2" cutters. I want to try spear hunting looks fun.

KiltedClaymore
July 29, 2008, 02:12 PM
stab it in the heart

why not cut it's throat?

3pairs12
July 29, 2008, 02:13 PM
takes to long and now you have to hold its head down or back also. my buddy like catching them and taking them home live and slitting the throat while they are duct taped up.

KiltedClaymore
July 29, 2008, 02:14 PM
ok, duct tape really is cheating.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 29, 2008, 06:13 PM
You're telling me this guy dropped out of an 8' tree stand and plunged his spear through the back of a lion into it's heart?!?!?!?! If that's true, then he's got the biggest heuvos on the face of the planet. I'm not worthy.....I'm not worthy. :eek: :eek: :eek:

Or maybe he stayed in the tree and plunged the spear in without dropping down - how would one get a lion to hold still directly under a tree you're in, though? Either way, it's a darned impressive feat.

gb6491
July 29, 2008, 07:07 PM
Interesting; thanks for posting his site.
Years back, I read Tigrero the autobiography of "Sasha" Siemel.
He hunted big cats with a spear and I remember the book being well worth reading.
regards,
Greg

Master of Arms
July 30, 2008, 06:04 PM
You're telling me this guy dropped out of an 8' tree stand and plunged his spear through the back of a lion into it's heart?!?!?!?! If that's true, then he's got the biggest heuvos on the face of the planet. I'm not worthy.....I'm not worthy
NOPE. He tosses the spear straight down if possible. He`s a great guy. I have his dvd and he`s a nut. Every time he makes a kill he yells to the top of his lungs," THE SPEAR CHUNKER STRIKES AGAIN WOOO WAAAA WAAOOO"
It`s very funny to watch. He`s killed 152 large animals with his spear all over the world.

Defensory
July 30, 2008, 06:19 PM
I just know PETA, the Humane Society, ASPCA etc.---have a DEEP love for this guy! :evil:

Master of Arms
July 30, 2008, 07:08 PM
I just know PETA, the Humane Society, ASPCA etc.---have a DEEP love for this guy!
He eats it up. He is a big time activist against all of those guys. The spear leaves outstanding wounds and the animals usually hit the ground instantly. I know this because I`ve watched his dvd. The animals try to get away and as they do, the spear really does a number on them. We`ve killed animals with spears since the beginning of time and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it in my opinion. Its QUICK!

Master of Arms
July 30, 2008, 07:15 PM
I`ve caught hogs with dogs and I would consider killing a hog once it`s caught very unsportsman like. I dont agree with everything that he does but I dont have to. He does his thing and I do mine. All in all, he`s a great guy. I enjoyed talking with him and I support him in every way.

KiltedClaymore
July 30, 2008, 07:18 PM
so does anyone know where i might find some info on trying a spear hunt sometime? maybe a hog hunt?

gb6491
July 30, 2008, 09:26 PM
...maybe a hog hunt?
KiltedClaymore,
You can skip the spear part and a do your hog hunting with a knife:what:(always wanted to use that smiley:))
http://www.lonesomepineknives.com/HawgHunts.asp

Regards,
Greg

wheelgunslinger
July 30, 2008, 09:31 PM
Kilted, just rent Rambo 1.
All you ever need to know about hog hunting with a field expedient spear, he'll show you. :neener:

KiltedClaymore
July 30, 2008, 09:33 PM
that knife went into my "must buy" folder.

otherwise i think i have a bowie that can handle a hunt. but i was looking to spear hunt. knife hunting is becoming popular, spear hunting is kind of a lost art. one i would like to try.

wheelgunslinger
July 30, 2008, 10:14 PM
I'm kind of with you, KC. I've been wanting to try spear for a while.
Imagine taking an Elk with a spear. :what:

KiltedClaymore
July 30, 2008, 10:16 PM
can you get that close?


outside of a state park:p

wheelgunslinger
July 30, 2008, 10:39 PM
LOL! Yeah, spearing the ones in Glacier wouldn't be very cricket. Though it would probably make you into an internet meme once the home movies hit youtube.

Don't see what a traditional archer could get an elk with a stickbow and you couldn't with a spear. But, I'm clearly ignorant of the kinetic energy and flight arc and all that.

gb6491
July 30, 2008, 10:40 PM
KiltedClaymore
I don't know anything about this site (or people), but you might want to check it out:
http://www.a-wild-boar-hog-hunting-florida-guide-service.com/spear-hunting.htm
Regards,
Greg

wideym
July 30, 2008, 10:50 PM
I had a chance to hunt wild hogs with a spear awhile back at a game ranch. The owner would give you a choise between a large knife or a short spear.

At first I thought it was an awsome idea, until I realized I would probably trip and stab myself or the boar would use the spear to pick it's teeth after it took a large chunk out of me.

I did ask the guide if loincloths were optional though. Out of a group of 12 people only my uncle and the guide got the joke.

KiltedClaymore
July 30, 2008, 11:35 PM
gb, sounds like you found just what i need! thanks!

Master of Arms
July 31, 2008, 04:06 PM
Hunting wild hogs is very useful and there are even some outfitters that give away free hog hunts in some states like Texas. Just do a little digging and you`ll find something. Which part of the country do you reside? If you`re in the south or southeast you are in "hog heaven" LOL

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 31, 2008, 04:23 PM
had a chance to hunt wild hogs with a spear awhile back at a game ranch. The owner would give you a choise between a large knife or a short spear.

Is this with or wihout dogs? I suspect with...

Master of Arms
August 3, 2008, 08:30 PM
I wish that you guys could get the dvd. You guys watch this video and you`d see that this can be lots of fun. I`m in the process of getting more involved. If I get more info on where this can be done I`ll post it.

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