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    Deer Hunting Ritual, Sacrifice?

    Does anyone know of a hunting ritual or blot, sacrifice? Was there ever a such thing in the history of our religion as some sort of ritual for a plentiful and producing hunt? The reason I ask is I am a big deer hunter, and wanted to know if I should give a offering to ullr or the land wights. Any suggestions in the lore or anything anyone can digest would be greatly appreciated. Also if anyone has any rituals and don't mind submitting them, please do!

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    I'm sure that historically plenty of rituals regarding the hunt where carried out with a whole variety of regional differences from place to place. We know that such a thing happened in regards to the harvest, for example.

    One existing 'ritual' I can think of from the top of my head is the now Christianised and ultimately secularised Staffordshire Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, a dance involving the wearing of reindeer antlers (the currently used antlers date back to the 11th century) and dancing around the town, originally this would have been, most likely, carried out in order to ensure a successful hunting year and later the dance would become associated with the villagers' hunting rights. It is specularised to date back to atleast the early Anglo-Saxon period and is linked primarily to the ruling dynasty of Mercia who sat nearby in Tamworth. Of course there is some dispute here, but there is always dispute when a link is made between something existing and something pre-Christian.

    There are many, many more, I'm certain. I'm sure I've read about others and I can't remember right now...

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    I don't know of any other than the one above, but seeing as how Woden/Odin is our hunter-deity (being portrayed with horns/antlers, leading the Wild Hunt), a blot to him might work

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    A Hunter I've talked to online.........

    A Canadian Hunter I have talked to online does a Little Ritual to Ullr.
    He takes out the Heart, from the newly killed deer. He offers the Kill, to Ullr. And, he leaves the Heart in a high fork of a tree where the Ravens can find it.
    He roasts a bit of the liver, over his fire and eats it, before he carries his kill out of the woods.
    I have read his posts several times as he described it. It's his Way.

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    Most likely the German tradition of hunting and honoring the animal after the hunt stems from pre-Christian times. They blow horns to honor the hunters and the game after the hunt is over by torchlight.

    I have talked to several German hunters about this, but have never seen it in person. Perhaps one of our German members can provide a good video and pictures with a good translation?
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    Hunting Horn

    This piece may be of interest to you:

    http://wildjaeger.com/?p=138
    "Nur der ist seiner Ahnen wert, der ihre Sitten treu verehrt"

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    hunters in Germany still break a small green twig from a nearby tree, dunk it in the blood an put it into the mouth of the deer. They honor the dead animal.

    Usually a hunting trip ends in storytelling about deers (or whatever they hunt) with lots of alcohol. (I guess you know the Kraeuter schnaps 'Jaegermeister' which means hunting master, it has a capital deer on front of it, with a cross, the horned God christianized)

    'Die Strecke' (all killed animals are layed neatly in a row) and then the horn is blown, there are different tunes, 'Sau tot' (sow is dead) and so on.

    Hunting in Germany is difficult as it is densely populated. To get a hunting license you need to study for a couple of years, (2 times during the week, one weekend per month), failing rate is in the 80 % range.

    They teach you all rituals and traditions. Hunters in Germany are a very traditional lot.
    weel nich will dieken dej mot wieken

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    This is a video about the horn blowing for a dead buck

    as you also can see, the dead bucks are surrounded by freshly broken green twigs.

    There are also a whole set of videos for different game and their tunes when killed.

    there are also horn blowing for the beginning of the hunt, the end and so on.


    (I forgot how to publish videos here, so I do it this way)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocko View Post
    Hunting in Germany is difficult as it is densely populated. To get a hunting license you need to study for a couple of years, (2 times during the week, one weekend per month), failing rate is in the 80 % range.
    Hmm. Do you know if it is any easier if you already licensed in America as an immigrant to Germany?

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    The idea of making the hunting license difficult is to restrict the number of hunters. I doubt they would make it easier for you to hunt.

    when you have a valid license from the US you might be able to use it to hunt, that I do not know.

    Many hunters in Germany go to Poland or to the Hohe Tatra (Tchech Republic ???), or into the Karpaten (Ukraine) for hunting. it is so much easier, the game bigger and the prices reasonable.
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