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Old 09-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Cutting off an elephants tail?

I just watched a hunting show and the hunter took an elephant and proceeded to cut the end of its tail off. he cut it at about the level where it was 1 1/2 inches in diameter.I know a few guys on here have taken elephant and I bet they can tell me why. It was t the whole tail but the end portion of it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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From my understanding, it's a longstanding tradition that the tail provides ownership. When an elephant is killed in the bush, he who has the tail owns the elephant and no one but that hunting party has first rights to start hacking it up for meat...or something like that!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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Good question, I just saw that show too. I think I have heard of it before but don't remember the reason.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #4
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It's the only part of the trophy you can hold...

They take the hairs at the end of the tail and make a bracelet out of it, google it and you'll see...
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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Wanna be a real man?! Try it on a live elephant!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Ok thanks guys, that makes sense.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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Wanna be a real man?! Try it on a live elephant!
You might be a real flat man if you try that
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #8
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Buff bit it off-
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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Buff bit it off-
And uses the hair as tooth picks!
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #10
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Buff bit it off-
If he didn't Bagley would.......
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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it is a trophy! Tribal leaders/chiefs would have them as a sign of power & leadership. No different (well a lot different) than us collecting trophies for the wall. LOL!!!
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #12
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^^^^ bwahhhaaasewahha
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #13
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Buff bit it off-
I would have thought he shot it off and caught it before it hit the ground.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:33 PM   #14
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I do it with pigs. I tack-em to a post as a reminder of that hunt. But then, they ain't elephants and I ain't Buff either .
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:44 AM   #15
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It is proof of ownership, started during the commercial ele hunting days. You shoot one cut off the tail and keep hunting the other ele's and come back later to get your ivory

I have two of them
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #16
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Funny folks around here
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:26 AM   #17
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Funny folks around here
....................but not in a gay type of way!!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #18
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It's a flyswatter.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #19
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Trophy bracelets.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #20
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Buff has his hanging off his motorcycle handle bars -

Thinking he got a lower back tat of one also that runs down his leg
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #21
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #22
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....................but not in a gay type of way!!!
But not that there's anything wrong with that
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