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Technology is technology,  100HP engines or electronics that let you count the spots on a fish and estimate it's weight  are equal in eroding the primitive hunting skills. There were likely guys around that objected to launching spears with atlatls instead of throwing them by hand. And the fletching on arrows detracts from the clean streamlined look of a bare shaft.

Some technology can be hidden or disguised in an attractive package, but it is all obnoxious to the Luddite. In fishing we can either prohibit all technology, embrace all technology or ignore it, but to embrace the shinny plastic hull and  the fossil fuel guzzling engine and then to balk at the electronics seems as hypocritical as embracing arrow fletching but balking at having a cock feather. 

It's easier and less confusing to just condemn all boats and go fishing on foot, the old way.

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3 hours ago, tjm said:

Technology is technology,  100HP engines or electronics that let you count the spots on a fish and estimate it's weight  are equal in eroding the primitive hunting skills. There were likely guys around that objected to launching spears with atlatls instead of throwing them by hand. And the fletching on arrows detracts from the clean streamlined look of a bare shaft.

Some technology can be hidden or disguised in an attractive package, but it is all obnoxious to the Luddite. In fishing we can either prohibit all technology, embrace all technology or ignore it, but to embrace the shinny plastic hull and  the fossil fuel guzzling engine and then to balk at the electronics seems as hypocritical as embracing arrow fletching but balking at having a cock feather. 

It's easier and less confusing to just condemn all boats and go fishing on foot, the old way.

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               A much, much younger BilletHead.

   Did I go too technology wise for backing my Osage self-bow with sinew and a snakeskin?  Then taking my first stone point deer with a head I knapped. This was the first of 7 harvested this way.   Truthfully, I would much rather still be hunting this way but because of a totally shot shoulder and age I cannot. So, the Crossbow happened, and I am still going. Should I as a good primitive skills advocate starve myself and not go harvest meat?  I used to think compounds were over the top and thought how stupid. I don't anymore and believe do what makes you happy. 

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37 minutes ago, Flysmallie said:


Boats have been around since at least 8,000 B.C. So you mean the real, real, real, old way? 

Back in the day the First mate would announce "Boys, I have good news and bad news......The good news is you're all having steak for dinner.

The bad news is....The Captain wants to water ski".   😳

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For what it's worth I favor fletching and a cock feather. Crossbows go back in history (3000? years) a lot farther than the refrigerator we keep the "harvested" critter in, although I prefer a recurve, I've always thought it was silly to say "a crossbow isn't primitive enough" while using an  automobile to get from the climate controlled house to the shooting woods and the heated blind.  I don't have any need of a bass boat nor a ski boat nor even a wake boat, so they all fit in one basket.

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2 hours ago, BilletHead said:

             @tjm

               A much, much younger BilletHead.

   Did I go too technology wise for backing my Osage self-bow with sinew and a snakeskin?  Then taking my first stone point deer with a head I knapped. This was the first of 7 harvested this way.   Truthfully, I would much rather still be hunting this way but because of a totally shot shoulder and age I cannot. So, the Crossbow happened, and I am still going. Should I as a good primitive skills advocate starve myself and not go harvest meat?  I used to think compounds were over the top and thought how stupid. I don't anymore and believe do what makes you happy. 

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That is way cool way to harvest an animal and to preserve the arrow as a trophy to remember the hunt by. Awesome Billet, Kudos to you.

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