Friday, May 8, 2009

Book of the Hunt: On Wild Boars

© 2009 Albert A Rasch
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Manuscript by Gaston Phoebus Book of the Hunt

Fellow Boar Hunters,

Gaston Phoebus offered this advice in the 1500s concerning wild boar hunting in his epic manuscript, Book of the Hunt:

"Hold your spear about the middle, not too far forward lest he strike you with his tusks, and as soon as the point has entered the body, take the haft of your spear under the armpit, and press and push as hard as you can and never let go of the haft; and if the beast be stronger than you then you must turn from side to side as best as you can without letting go the haft, until God comes to your aid or other assistance reaches you."

Sage advice!

Regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Hunt Continues...

5 comments:

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Spear? Nuh uh! I'll wait for your book of advice on hunting boars, and then use a big ass gun.

The Envirocapitalist said...

back when men were men and woman would still clean the boar you brought home.

native said...

Never one to claim macho elitisim' but, Gaston was also referred to in the exploits alluding to Arthurian legends.

Referred to as "daft' "n" the "ead" e was.....

Nuff' said bout' that, G,nite

native said...

oops! Wrong century, Still very cool though Albert!

Phillip said...

Hang on until God or other assistance arrives!

I LOVE IT!

Thanks for that one, Albert!