Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The difference between a hunt and a chase is in the wit. Anyone can choose to chase their prey and they will always be behind it and almost always be outrun by it. Prey claims the terrain, survival instinct and their given talents for agility and speed. The chaser doesn't stand a chance and dies a hungry man. But that is not to hunt. To hunt is to study, observe, strain yourself in patience beyond the one you would casually employ. It is to use the terrain, lay traps, highlight every nook to your advantage. It is to surprise the prey or tire it, trap it or corner it, wound it or confuse it - it is every single time - to outwit it. Only then you are to master the art that is a hunt.