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Hunting with knives

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Yohan, Mar 13, 2003.

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  1. Yohan

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    Has anyone ever gone hunting and then had to depend on a knife? I mean- I guess that's why people carry pistols, but wouldn't a knife be much more macho? I've been given it a lot of thought-

    Scenario 1. You're just staking it out, cooking some eggs and salmon and bacon or something with your friends when all of a sudden, a BEAR comes charging out the woods. Now- although a .44 magnum may be the answer, especially when the rifle is not available, I think a knife would be waaaay cooler. You could do a double side-winder over the top jump to get behind the bear, and then slash away and then the bear would obviously try to swipe you with its paws, but you would then duck roll and then cut off its head and then grill the HEAD of the bear. I think that would be awesome. I mean- come on- how cool would it be to grill the bear? That's a case when the hunter becomes the hunted. So, do you think knives are an essential tool when hunting?
     
  2. Weimadog

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    In the situation you describe, yes!

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  3. Atticus

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    "So, do you think knives are an essential tool when hunting?"

    Do you have plenty of life insurance?

    They are essential for many things on a hunting trip - but not taking an animal.

    I know of a local guy (village idiot) who tried jumping on the back of a deer and stabbing it. He's called "one ball Billy" now. That's sorta true. His name's not Billy though.
     
  4. Yohan

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    Actually- ok- I changed my mind. How about a sword? OMG!
    ok- you're like stalking the deer- and the deer's like clueless- and then you POP OUT OF THE BUSH AND CUT OFF ALL OF ITS LEGS!!!! that way it can't get away! and then you could grab one of the legs and beat the deer to death WITH ITS OWN LEG!!!!! THAT would be WILD!
     
  5. Atticus

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    Well...I have done that.... and that is fun.

    Do your parents always let you stay up this late? Too many twinkies maybe?
     
  6. Marshall

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    Yohan,

    Let me in on the drink or the drug. I'll try it once when I have nothing in the world to do for a weekend and can lock myself in the house alone where I can't kill anything or access my dogs in the back yard.

    :D
     
  7. synoptic

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    Dude, LAY OFF THE BAWLS!!!!! :D






    (For those of you unfortunate enough to be unfamiliar with bawls, it is a Great tasting, Highly caffeinated beverage, similar to Jolt)
     
  8. Yohan

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    Uh- I don't do any drugs- although I've been partial to cough drops. Twinkies? Where did that come from? Talk about being random. So tell me Atticus, what kind of animal was it? Did it have fangs? and if so, did you snap off the fangs and make the animal eat it?
     
  9. synoptic

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    you've never heard of the Twinkie Defense?

    Some guy tried to say he ate too many twinkies and the sugar made him go crazy, causing him to commit whatever crime he commited
     
  10. S_O_Laban

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    I am not at all sure where this thread is going? But since you asked I did hear a story once. I had a fellow student once tell me his uncle, who lived in Co, killed a deer with large screwdriver after running it down in a field with a jeep. Some one else was driving. I cannot vouch for the validity of this story nor was it ever on TV:D So, screw the knife theory, screwdrivers are way more tactical:D BTW we did have a guy rob several "quicky marts" here in the KC metro area with a variety of screwdrivers as his only weapon:confused:
     
  11. Pappy John

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    I think we need to get together and have an "intervention" for Yohan. :D I fear the cheese has slipped off the boy's cracker.
     
  12. Iggy

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    And your eight birthday will be when?

    :neener:
     
  13. Atticus

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    "In 1978, Dan White, a former San Francisco city supervisor who had recently resigned his position, entered San Francisco City Hall through a basement window, went upstairs, and shot and killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

    Psychiatrist Martin Blinder testified in court that White had been depressed, which led to eating junk food: Twinkies and Coca-Cola. This further deepened White's depression, since he was an ex-athlete and knew that the food was not good for him. This was evidence of his depression that prompted his murder spree. This celebrated diagnosis became known as the "Twinkie defense."


    I think Dan is now a Federal Judge on the 9th circuit....unless he is Yohan of course.
    :D
     
  14. Smoke

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    Cool? Yeah, Sounds cool.....uh, you go first!
     
  15. Baba Louie

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    Twas a story a while back in one of the knife magazines about an old time California(?) man who killed grizzlys with a knife(knives) by doing pretty much just that. Jumping on the bears back and stabbing it repeatedly in the side while hanging on for dear life. Kinda made longer blades a necessity.

    I think it was also the same article stated he made his own blades and quenched them in "panther oil", so I guess he'd have to get a cat or two to render down the necessary parts to get the oil.

    Don't make em like they used to, huh?

    Please don't make me go to the garage and get out all of those old knife magazines, cause I'd probably end up staying there for a week or two.

    I'll try a search or maybe ask Greg Walker over on BladeForums, as he's a corncopia of info when it comes to that kinda stuff.

    (edited to add some links from BladesForum...

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94859&highlight=killing+grizzly+bears

    http://www.theonion.com/onion2920w/bearrape.html

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=157904&highlight=killing+grizzly+bears

    end edit)
    Adios
     
  16. TallPine

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    I knew an old guy in Colorado - sort of a legend in his time, but he is passed on now - who had two weird sort of experiences like that.

    One, he had shot an elk and started dressing it when it got bored with lying down, and tried to get up and pick a fight. Of course, his rifle was lying over on a log or something out of reach, so he really did have to dispatch the elk with his knife.

    Two, he shot an elk, then discovered he had forgot his knife, so had to shoot it through the neck to bleed it out.

    I guess if you live in the mountains for 60 years, things like that will happen ...

    edit: some of you Colorado guys, if you have ever gotten off the front range, probably know who I am talking about
     
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    The most famous case I know of involved Harry Wolhuter, a game ranger in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, in the earlier years of last century. He was attacked by a lion while riding through the park on horseback. The lion got him by the shoulder and dragged him off, but he had the presence of mind to get at his pocket-knife and stab the lion to death. The lion's skin and the knife are preserved today in the Park as memorials to Wolhuter's courage. (He lived many more years, and wrote an outstanding book called "Memories Of A Game Ranger". Well worth reading if you can obtain a copy from a used book store.)
     
  18. Tamara

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    Do an internet search on Larry Harley.

    He'll take you hunting feral hogs with a knife, if that's your cup of tea.
     
  19. Joe Demko

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    A gentleman I met was called "Tarzan" by all his hunting buddies because he jumped on a deer from a treestand and killed it. He had intended to use his knife, but it was a smallish deer and he was a big fat chubby kind of guy. The impact of his 350+ lbs. was enough to do in the poor creature.
     
  20. Carlos Cabeza

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    I have had the opportunity to try it but didn't have the nerve. A deer under the treestand is an awkward angled shot with a bow.
    (note to self) Do not spill feed corn at base of treestand.....:D
     
  21. Jim March

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    Turns out Dan White WAS nuts. He blew his head off not long after being release.

    Not that I think twinkies had anything to do with it...
     
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    Tamara:

    Harley the pig sticker makes his blades for the hunts as well.
    Very nice indeed and something I want to try one day if I ever get around to it.

    Have talked with him twice, he makes some very long bladed knives for these hunts.

    Brownie
     
  23. JShirley

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    There was a man in Alaska who was field dressing his elk when he had a disagreement with a bear about ownership. He stabbed the bear an ungodly number of times in the face with a Buck 110, IIRC. The bear finally went and laid down, and the hunter picked up his .270 and put some insurance into that bad boy.

    There was evidently a Nepalese farmer who killed a bear in his garden a few years ago. He walked into his garden, was charged by the bear, and used his kukri on it. (Search Bladeforums Himalayan Imports' forum for more info and pics.) I have several HI kuks, and think I could probably take a black bear with one if forced to, but I figure that's why God made .45-70's and .35 Whelens.
     
  24. griz

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    Do you go to the movies a lot?
     
  25. CWL

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    The worst thing about Dan White and his murder of Mayor Moscone is that it was the platform which launched Diane Feinstein into the office she holds today.

    Diane Feinstein then was Assistant Mayor and became Mayor after the shooting, then on to the Senate. Being a 'liberal' sure didn't bother her from having a CCW and being married to one of the biggest real estate developers in CA. :rolleyes:
     
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