Two hunting swords and one hunting spear, highly decorated on a green background

Hunting Weapons

Hunting weapons have evolved over the full period of human history, often being indistinguishable from those same weapons used in warfare.

In later human history more specialised weapons developed. They can all be divided into four categories:

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Going off half-cocked

Many older guns have a form of safety that prevents the gun from being fired when the hammer is pulled halfway back. Sometimes a fault develops which allows the gun to fire when the hammer is in the half-cocked position, before a proper aim can be taken.