The atlatl, which predates the bow and arrow. The atlatl was commonly used by natives of the area while hunting bighorn sheep at Valley of Fire.
Persistence hunting is a hunting technique in which hunters use a combination of running and tracking to pursue prey to the point of exhaustion. While humans can sweat to reduce body heat, their quadruped prey would need to slow from a gallop to pant.
Among primates, endurance running is only seen in
humans, and persistence hunting is thought to have
been one of the earliest forms of human hunting,
having evolved 2 million years ago.
Join competitors from around the world as they test their endurance in pursuing their prey. Competitors will run a 1-mile fun run/walk, 5k, or half marathon trail route, and end with a precision shoot-out, as they test their skills in the ancient hunting tactics.
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