A few unique evolutionary adaptations allowed us to become master hunters.
1. Humans are the only animals that sweat in significant amounts; Humans can sweat anywhere on the body, which is a massive boon to human endurance.
2. Humans maintain more elaborate and deep social bonds than many other animals. Hunting in groups is a common practice among animals, but humans have the intelligence necessary to take advantage of their numbers.
3. The invention of the spear was the most crucial step in hunting. The ability to throw objects is a unique human evolution
Humans only became better hunters from here. Other significant developments include:
After humans spread around the world thanks to agriculture and farm-living, hunting became a much less essential profession. However, while it became less common, it did not lose its prestige. Hunting ceased to be solely about food, and skins, furs, and bones became luxury commodities for much of human history. Hunting with spears stalled except for some niche cases, and the bow became the primary weapon of the hunter while a hatchet/tomahawk and knife would be carried as sidearms.
Advances in simple technology completely changed hunting forever. While smaller countries or communities that relied on hunting for food kept using old ways, hunting grew into a luxury pastime for higher-class citizens.
Hunting today is a polarizing profession to undertake. Rarely an actual job, hunting is done as a hobby or a self-sufficiency path. Many hunting methods persist today, and animal rights concerns allow it to be a much more humane practice than in previous times. In modern times, hunting is the subject of much debate; some say it is an outdated, inherently cruel practice that should be outlawed. Others say it is required for conservation and to help offset the damage done by human colonization Hunting remains a divisive topic. Laws abound in different countries on how to do it correctly and humanely.
A few years ago, humans replaced running with ATVs, and high-performance guns and arrows replaced primitive tools such as spears. But the disadvantages of ATVs are gradually revealed. The smell is loud, and the sound is loud, often scaring away animals that have not yet reached the destination, and it isn't easy to get to some densely populated areas, which are the best places for hunting. More and more hunters have noticed the high-power, all-terrain tires bikes and the electric bicycles that make noise only when the grass is swept through puddles and can carry prey after adding a trailer. It saves effort and gasoline costs, and there is no smell and almost no sound—excellent help for thousands of hunters.
Some reasons for you to hunt with an ebike
Ebikes are now so quiet they are as quiet as a standard bicycle, so hunters can get close without spooking the game. Electric bikes are so quiet; they’re virtually silent, allowing you to get closer to your game undetected. Riding an eBike is a lot quieter than walking. The belt drive is the best choice for the silent hunt event. The low noise of an eBike is a significant advantage when deer or turkey hunting as these animals tend to be easily scared when they hear someone or something approaching.
Some hunters’ thoughts about using an ebike for hunting :
"These eBikes are incredible! They really add a fun element to elk hunting. As you pedal you can really feel the assistance it gives you. We have an area that has gated, non-motorized roads and we were able to cover 3–4 miles in minutes. On our way out, we had a 5-mile pack out but only had to carry the meat about 200 yards. We carried the antlers and one quarter on our back, and the rest the eBike hauled on the trailer. That’s the beauty of the eBike."
Corey Jacobsen(World Elk Calling Champion)@coreyjacobsen.elk101
"I have not used one for any purposes, but through my work with Disabled Outdoorsmen USA, I’ve seen them extend the range of hunters with disabilities. It is another tool helping people of any ability enjoy the outdoors, get deeper into the backcountry, and open up hunting opportunities. My only caveat to my praise of ebikes would be that I do feel they need to be regulated and relegated to only being used on established trail systems.
I would recommend the use of ebikes to others. They have a myriad of uses."
Keith Naylor @spike_bull_outdoors
"The amount of ground you can cover is insane, zero scents and virtually no noise. I would highly recommend them."
"I like that Ebikes are quiet, making it easier to sneak up on things and make less noise, they are durable and easy to take on a road trip (you don’t need a trailer), plus it makes the pack out easy 😂 yes I would recommend it to others. It helps you access many places that might take you a long time to hike.
If you ride in 5 miles and out 5 miles. That’s a lot less hiking you have to do, and you can get to some perfect areas that way!"
Kristy Lee Cook@kristylee15
"I can only answer this for myself. When looking back over the last hunting season, there were multiple hunts in which the super subtle approach offered by an e-bike would have been optimal.
One of my favorite techniques for locating elk in the rut involves cruising roads in the dark and listening for bugles. Imagine how much more efficient you could be if you could easily cover 20 miles in a few hours without ever making a noise!"
Chris Denham of the Western Hunter
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