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Getting Medieval: Serious Hunting With Gear From the Middle Ages

Getting Medieval: Serious Hunting With Gear From the Middle Ages

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from professor_chip wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

This is an outstanding video article. It is wonderful to see extraordinary topics appear in the magazine and especially interesting to view the array of hunting methods--falconry, ferreting, spear, bow, crossbow--in use.

The archer shooting pheasants on the wing is impressive. My hat goes off to him!

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from blevig54 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Now this is what I call hunting. It's extraordinary. Thanks for showing that it can be done without all the modern advances.

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from trappercreek wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Nice video article on some very dedicated hunters. Can't begin to imagine the hours they put into their passion.

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

pic 3

Don't you just hate it when one pf your hunting dogs insists on putting on one of those ridiculous fake smiles when being photographed and the other one sneaks around a few feet behind you and moons the camera? ;-)

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Man that's cool a lot of respect for these folks, I don't care for medieval stuff normally. Especially the Ren. fair and what have you's. But the hunting is awesome. Especially the falconry, i didn't know people did that still.

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from stick500 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Love the "executioner"-style little capes they wear. Hats off to these guys for keeping ancient hunting techniques alive and well in the 21st century. They may not get as much game as the rest of us, but the satisfaction has to be tripled knowing they did it the hard way.

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from stick500 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

How would you like to run into one of them in the woods not knowing anything about them?! :) :)

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from Kenc7971 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Ive always been facinated by the way people throughout history have lived and hunted. Its refreshing to see that you really don't need a time machine at all to experience what it was like in the days gone by. All you need is just a little knowledge of the period and the drive to develop the techniques. Then you can "re-enact" your own adventures. Hats off to you!

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Stick500,
It would be like Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

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from square_peg wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I surprised that none of them hunted with snares. Or maybe that's trapping, not hunting. In any case it's a way to acquire game.

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Fun- just looks like they are having a lot fun. I'm going to try some it out for myself.
later,
charlie

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from instigator wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

almost makes me want to ditch the beagles and start running ferrets

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from dtbc333 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Very cool article. I was unaware that anyone did this at all. I had no idea anyone still used ferrets to hunt either. Kudos to F&S for printing this one.

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from MNflyfisher wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I want to see something challenging killed with one of these weapons, im thinking polar bear

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from Crackerjack98 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

hi

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from Storm Hall wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Looks like Robin Hood wanted some bacon, great article.

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

i would LOVE to hunt with a falcon but all the cares and needs of the bird its too hard.

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from BuckAndBass wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Amazing...

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from ethan_3 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

wonder what realtree has to say about pic 2?

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from Camp Dog wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Now that's interesting...can't imagine that catching on with all the technology today but I'm sure these guys don't intend for it to anyway...Awesome article!

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from dantenunez wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

great job this proves that all this modern technology is completley un-needed

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from dantenunez wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

great job this proves that all this modern technology is completley un-needed

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from Michael A. Cramer wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

So cool! I began hunting after studying medieval hunting for years but, aside from tagging along on some falconrey hunts (I've met one of the falconers in this spread), I haven't done any of this stuff. I'm planning a spear hunt for boar next year, something I've always wanted to do. But the two things missing here are hound coursing and par force hunting (the original riding to the hounds), those were the most popular ways for nobles to hunt. My dream is to reenact a hunt for either fallow deer or Elk (Stag), on horseback, with scent hounds. That is the sport Gaston Phoebus found most pleasing.

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from salfili wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

swinney should keep his hat on.

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from salfili wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

swinney should keep his hat on.

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from outdoorsman29 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

That is really cool to see. Eventhough it might not be my thing to dress in medieval clothing to hunt. It would be really cool to hunt with some of the weapons and utilize the tools. It's also really neat to see somebody from the local area of South Lyon where I spend a lot of time partake in an activity like this. It's really interesting and I never knew about something so close.

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from outdoorsman29 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Oh, and on another note. Hunting while using falcons and the sport of falconry just tops it off.

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from thegermanshepherd101 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

yo, just buy a gun dawg

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from Bass2Buck wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

This is just amazing!

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from JCSoutdoorsman wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

That must take a LOT of skill!!!

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from teresahallbrigg... wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

wow

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Man that's cool a lot of respect for these folks, I don't care for medieval stuff normally. Especially the Ren. fair and what have you's. But the hunting is awesome. Especially the falconry, i didn't know people did that still.

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Fun- just looks like they are having a lot fun. I'm going to try some it out for myself.
later,
charlie

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from blevig54 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Now this is what I call hunting. It's extraordinary. Thanks for showing that it can be done without all the modern advances.

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from Nyflyangler wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

pic 3

Don't you just hate it when one pf your hunting dogs insists on putting on one of those ridiculous fake smiles when being photographed and the other one sneaks around a few feet behind you and moons the camera? ;-)

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from Kenc7971 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Ive always been facinated by the way people throughout history have lived and hunted. Its refreshing to see that you really don't need a time machine at all to experience what it was like in the days gone by. All you need is just a little knowledge of the period and the drive to develop the techniques. Then you can "re-enact" your own adventures. Hats off to you!

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from professor_chip wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

This is an outstanding video article. It is wonderful to see extraordinary topics appear in the magazine and especially interesting to view the array of hunting methods--falconry, ferreting, spear, bow, crossbow--in use.

The archer shooting pheasants on the wing is impressive. My hat goes off to him!

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from MNflyfisher wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I want to see something challenging killed with one of these weapons, im thinking polar bear

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from stick500 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Love the "executioner"-style little capes they wear. Hats off to these guys for keeping ancient hunting techniques alive and well in the 21st century. They may not get as much game as the rest of us, but the satisfaction has to be tripled knowing they did it the hard way.

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

i would LOVE to hunt with a falcon but all the cares and needs of the bird its too hard.

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from dtbc333 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Very cool article. I was unaware that anyone did this at all. I had no idea anyone still used ferrets to hunt either. Kudos to F&S for printing this one.

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from instigator wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

almost makes me want to ditch the beagles and start running ferrets

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from dantenunez wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

great job this proves that all this modern technology is completley un-needed

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from stick500 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

How would you like to run into one of them in the woods not knowing anything about them?! :) :)

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Stick500,
It would be like Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

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from square_peg wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I surprised that none of them hunted with snares. Or maybe that's trapping, not hunting. In any case it's a way to acquire game.

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from Bass2Buck wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

This is just amazing!

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from outdoorsman29 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

That is really cool to see. Eventhough it might not be my thing to dress in medieval clothing to hunt. It would be really cool to hunt with some of the weapons and utilize the tools. It's also really neat to see somebody from the local area of South Lyon where I spend a lot of time partake in an activity like this. It's really interesting and I never knew about something so close.

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from trappercreek wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Nice video article on some very dedicated hunters. Can't begin to imagine the hours they put into their passion.

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from BuckAndBass wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Amazing...

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from Storm Hall wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Looks like Robin Hood wanted some bacon, great article.

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from dantenunez wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

great job this proves that all this modern technology is completley un-needed

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from salfili wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

swinney should keep his hat on.

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from salfili wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

swinney should keep his hat on.

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from Michael A. Cramer wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

So cool! I began hunting after studying medieval hunting for years but, aside from tagging along on some falconrey hunts (I've met one of the falconers in this spread), I haven't done any of this stuff. I'm planning a spear hunt for boar next year, something I've always wanted to do. But the two things missing here are hound coursing and par force hunting (the original riding to the hounds), those were the most popular ways for nobles to hunt. My dream is to reenact a hunt for either fallow deer or Elk (Stag), on horseback, with scent hounds. That is the sport Gaston Phoebus found most pleasing.

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from outdoorsman29 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Oh, and on another note. Hunting while using falcons and the sport of falconry just tops it off.

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from ethan_3 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

wonder what realtree has to say about pic 2?

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from Crackerjack98 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

hi

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from Camp Dog wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Now that's interesting...can't imagine that catching on with all the technology today but I'm sure these guys don't intend for it to anyway...Awesome article!

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from teresahallbrigg... wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

wow

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from JCSoutdoorsman wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

That must take a LOT of skill!!!

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from thegermanshepherd101 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

yo, just buy a gun dawg

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St. Hubert’s Rangers reenact medieval hunting as closely as is possible in the 21st century, adopting the personae of nobles, huntsmen and foresters of the middle ages. They wear authentic clothes and use period weapons, animals and methods to recreate hunting as it was in England and Europe from 500 to 1500.