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In 1847, novelist William Gilmore Simms made a trip with professional game-hunters in the North Carolina mountains and later related his adventures in a book. Each professional hunter had several guns and a kennel of dogs. Usually, the hunter injured an animal with a single shot and then allowed his dogs to fight it while he finished it off while a gaming knife. The professional hunters tracked all manner of animals but would not hunt panther because of their legendary fierceness.
The McNish clan of Wayah Valley, North Carolina hunts wild boars, but they don't use guns. They hunt with bows and arrows, which is one of the most dangerous of all sports. The clan has set several records and been the organizers of multiple archery associations.