You can make a pig spear shaft to kill larger prey to procure food that will last longer.

To construct the pig spear shaft, select a stout pole about 2.5 meters long. At the smaller end, firmly lash several small stakes. Lash the large end tightly to a tree along the game trail. Tie a length of cordage to another tree across the trail. Tie a sturdy, smooth stick to the other end of the cord. From the first tree, tie a trip wire or cord low to the ground, stretch it across the trail, and tie it to a catch stick. Make a slip ring from vines or other suitable material. Encircle the trip wire and the smooth stick with the slip ring. Emplace one end of another smooth stick within the slip ring and its other end against the second tree. Pull the smaller end of the spear shaft across the trail and position it between the short cord and the smooth stick. As the animal trips the trip wire, the catch stick pulls the slip ring off the smooth sticks, releasing the spear shaft that springs across the trail and impales the prey against the tree.


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  1. It should also be noted that this trap can be set 2 ways… That shown and set to swing ‘sideways’, but you will need add more stakes on the pole to assure the prey gets stuck (maybe even more then once if large game). This allows use for larger game the size of a deer or bear. Also by adding 3-4 stakes to the shaft in the setup as shown above would assure a better chance of the prey getting lucky and being JUST to big or small to get stuck. (better to have & never need, then need and not have!)

    This is one of two (the other being a bow trap) ‘bush traps’ (can be quickly built from material in the bush) that I know of as ‘game traps’ that can be concidered amongst the most lethal ever devised. In fact are also referred to as ‘man killers’. So take the above warning to heart!

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