Many surivival books talk about spear hunting- hence posting this thread in the "survival" section, versus the "hunting" section.
We were arguing at work today weather spear hunting is actually feasable as a means of procuring food. And the question is simply, is it realistic to be able to hunt anything other than a porcupine (slow) or a rabbit (thinking it's hidden, and therefore standing still) with a spear? Or even better, what's actually been hunted with a spear?
I've heard some of the stories of hunting bear with a spear, but in general, that seems to include weeks of baiting a bear, and then spearing it from a tree- which generally isn't feasable in a survival type situation. But rather, is it realistic to be able to, say, stalk within spear range of a deer or other game animal? Any tips or experience?