Our hunting experience began in the forest area designated for trap-setting, which is the first skill a Bunun hunter must learn. Traps come in different sizes depending on the variety of animals that are being hunted. A snare trap can catch prey by the leg. Traps made with a rock, wood plank, and bamboo are triggered when an animal comes for the bait. It feels like a huge accomplishment once you make a trap that works!
Besides traps, a spear is quite a useful weapon for a hunter, especially when you are going after the prized wild boar! From these skills that have been passed down for generations, you truly get to experience the wisdom of the Bunun ancestors.