Fair chase hunting: Moral? Ethical? Hunter preference? We also look at core issues related to the future of hunting such as hunting ethics, huntereducation, the public trust of wildlife, and the North American Model of Wildlife Management.
High fence meets spear hunting. Reminds me of the discussion we had amoung Hunter Education coordinators a few years ago about the ethics of hunting wild hogs in Hawaii with hounds at night using spears. We decided it was a cull operation to protect crops so not hunting as such. Some of us wondered if it was a fair chase issue for the pigs or the hunters!
It certainly takes a tremendous amount of skill and self control to pull this one off. Talk about re-connecting with our past. By comparison, it's the difference between a compound bow and a self bow.Mike Kolsun
Boy, talk about ambivalence! This was a nice, clean kill and I can imagine the rush of making the "shot" with a spear... but I've seen some pretty botched work with spears as well, particularly when the spear is thrown instead of stabbed. I suppose it's like any weapon... learn to use it right, exercise self-control, and everything should be fine.