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Whoah there, stranger, careful where you're walking. I almost clobbered you there; thought you were a larupia or something.217
Ah, a few of the most hunted creatures around here have been captured and secured in this cave to allow the most esteemed hunters to catch them with ease.172
I would be delighted to recognise you as a master hunter, the cape provides five daily teleports to either the Feldip Hills or Wilderness Hunter areas. I will need 99000 coins to cover the expense of making such a139
Sorry, but only those who've completed the hard set of the Western Provinces tasks may enter my private hunting ground.128
costly item!115
Now you look like a true hunter!108
Unfortunately not. Only those who have completed the hard tier of the Western Provinces achievement diary may enter.84
Ah, this is a wonderful area for a spot of hunting, don't you think?76
Come back when you have and I shall allow you entry.76
Yes, you can. Head inside to hunt in peace.75
Me? Oh, I'm just having some fun, capturing wild animals, living on the edge, stuff like that.69
Hey, want me to teach you how to catch the critters around here? Ain't come across anything yet that I couldn't capture.65
Well, they're kind of sneaky, really. You've got a tall post with what appears to be a little perch sticking out the side. Now, the bird will see this as somewhere to sit, but the perch is actually rigged such that when the bird44
What're you interested in? You've got anything from birds for beginners up to larupias for the pros, not to mention weasels, butterflies, barb-tails and chinchompas.43
What's a larupia? You don't know? You mean you really don't recognise the significance of these clothes I'm wearing?41
Well, these are the furs from a larupia. Caught the creature myself I did, and these make me blend in better, see?41
If you want to be successful as a hunter you've got to be as stealthy as a kyatt, as quiet as a mouse and blend in like a, well, like a larupia, I guess!40
lands on it, it'll drop away.39
So, was there anything else you wanted to ask about?38
Your easiest bet around here is probably to go for some of the birds. Go for the crimson swifts; they're the bright red ones that hang around near the coast. They're as obliging as can be, or maybe they're just35
Just use a standard bird snare and you'll be fine. You can get them in any decent shop that sells Hunter gear.35
Why certainly. I reached the peak of my abilities some time ago, but I'm more than happy to help newcomers to the field. Was there anything in particular you had in mind?33
There are four key factors that will affect your chances: what bait you use, how close to the trap you are, your appearance and your smell.32
plain dumb, but either way they just seem to throw themselves into traps half the time.31
Further, as the perch drops, it releases a noose that tightens around the bird's feet and captures it. Neat huh?28
Well, the equipment isn't too hard to get hold of. You've got specialist shops like Aleck's in Yanille that'll see you right. He's a bit pricey, mind, but it's pretty decent kit.27
The clothing is a tad trickier to get hold of, the materials required being rather difficult to seperate from their reluctant owners.24
But, if you can get the furs, there are shops like the tailor's in east Varrock that can help you.23
Not with large quantities of rice and treacle as many people would have you believe. Besides, the Feldip weasel isn't technically a weasel, but, as is typical with any sort of colloquial name, it's been called that often enough22
The best place to start would probably be just south of here. You'll find lots of kebbit burrows there. Take a close look at some of them, follow the trails and you can't go far wrong.21
Not a problem, any time.20
now that it's stuck.20
Actually it's quite reasonable; it's made from the fur of the nearly extinct Raharni wildcat. Well, if you change your mind you know where to find me.20
Heh, well I guess it's not everyone's thing.19
Unfortunately, creatures don't just jump into traps for the fun of it nearly as often as we as Hunters might like. However, it is possible to improve those odds. If you can find the right bait to use on your trap,19
This? It's a Hunter's Skillcape. It shows that I am a true master of the art of Hunting and provides five daily teleports to either the Feldip Hills or Wilderness Hunter areas. If you ever manage to train your19
I'm sure there's nothing wrong with your smell...from a human point of view. But to your prey, any trap that you've set up will reek of human, and that's going to work against you if you don't do anything about it.18
Anyway, the Feldip weasel's main survival technique is in hiding; other than that, it's pretty stupid. So, if you can actually find one, then you've probably got a fairly good chance of catching one.18
something your prey really craves, then hunger overrides fear and the creature is just that little bit more likely to bounce to its furry little doom.18
Hunter skill to its maximum level then I could sell you one.18
However well you might be blending in, if you're standing with your nose pressed right up against your own trap, the poor little critters ain't going to go anywhere near it. So, you need to make sure you put17
You need to mask that lovely human scent of yours with something else. Smoke works well. Take a lit torch and waft it around the trap a bit. You'll quickly overpower most of the other smells around the trap.17
a sensible distance - I'd say at least four strides - between yourself and your trap.16
Oh absolutely; there's a huge variety of creatures to catch around here. You've got butterflies, polar kebbits, sabre-toothed kebbits, birds and even kyatts! Surely one of those piques your interest?16
Well, there's pretty much anything you could want to hunt. You've got butterflies, polar kebbits, sabre-toothed kebbits, birds and even kyatts! Surely one of those interests you?13
Ah, the key there is concealment, both of yourself and your traps.13
You can hide yourself even better by wearing clothing appropriate to the area in which you are hunting.13
You're a human. From the point of view of a lot of creatures, you're big and scary. So, it'd be best if the furry little monsters didn't notice you. You need to blend in like the creatures themselves.12
Easy, dress up like one of them. Even easier, dress up using the furs of the creatures themselves; then you're bound to get the colour right. And, I suppose, if you don't fancy just slinging a dead fur over your12
Finally, a lot of creatures may avoid your traps if they can smell a human scent on them. This is where smoking a trap can be useful.12
It takes a bit of practice, but by using the smoke from a torch, you can mask any other scents that may surround a trap.12
shoulders, you can probably get them made into something more appealing. I hear there are tailors in Varrock who are good at that sort of thing.11
The most obvious point is to stay out of sight of your own traps. If possible, hide around a wall, hedge or similar. Failing that, make sure you're a good few feet away from your trap.11
Your best bet is to use the skins of creatures native to the area. There is a very good tailor in east Varrock who may be able to help you with making clothing out of such skins.11
The easiest way to get started is by looking somewhere you can be sure a kebbit will have been and then working from there. You see the holes around here leading down into the ice? They're kebbit burrows!10
You'll be hard pressed to catch a polar kebbit in its home, but if you search around the entrance to a burrow then you might be able to find a trail.10
Now, you're not going to be able to catch a kyatt with just a small box or a noose on a stick. You need a much bigger trap.9
Now, kebbit trails are usually fairly easy to follow once you've found them, but if the trail does peter out, you should try inspecting the surrounding scenery for clues as to where the creature may have gone.9
Good places to look for clues include hollow logs in which the kebbit may have hidden or vegetation which may have been chewed or damaged.9
There are also tunnels running through the ice here that the kebbits use, so you should check those out as well.9
There are a couple of varieties that you can try your hand at catching around here, but the technique for both is essentially the same. You need to set up a bird snare.9
Well, you've set your sights high, kyatts are incredibly fearsome creatures, but with determination like that I'm sure you'll make it.8
Pit traps are a good bet. You'd be best off finding a natural dip in the ground as the basis for your trap. If you dig a pit yourself, you risk creatures noticing the disturbed ground nearby.8
Some can be carved into sharp skewers for the bottom of the pit; hopefully the kyatt will die when it falls onto these. Others can be used to conceal the trap.8
Yes, that's the normal response, but I kid you not. If you really want a kyatt to follow you over that pit then just give it a good poke!8
Most certainly, and free of charge!8
I always say a good starting point is to learn how to follow the creatures you want to capture. Around here, that means practicing on polar kebbits.8
What's more, these tunnels can often help to shelter a trail from further snow, making it even easier for you to pick them up again.8
Eventually, of course, the kebbit will have probably hidden somewhere. Polar kebbits don't hang about in the open for long for fear of their natural predators.8
If you suspect a kebbit is close by, try looking around for signs of disturbed snow. Polar kebbits will often bury themselves in snow drifts as a means of hiding.8
If you think you've found a kebbit, use a noose wand to haul the creature out from the snow.8
Once you've found an appropriate spot, you'll need some logs and a knife. The logs serve two purposes.7
Of course, I suggest you use something long to poke it with. Poking a kyatt with your finger is likely to end in unfortunate limb loss.7
Fortunately, you can get very good sticks for poking from most Hunter shops.7
Once you have...got the creature's attention, try to lead it to one of your traps. Make sure to jump the branches when you reach the trap yourself, of course; it would be embarrassing to fall into your own trap.7
Well that's what makes it exciting, isn't it? But honestly, if you want to capture a kyatt, that's your best bet.7
Awwww, chinchompas are great. They're highly volatile little balls of fluff. Cute as you like, but for some reason they do have this tendency to spontaneously combust.7
Probably something to do with the fact they'll eat anything and everything, especially spicy food.7
That depends entirely on the butterfly.7
I'll admit that the activities of many butterflies may be of no interest at all. However, we are lucky in having around here some fine examples of rare thaumic butterflies.7
These butterflies reputedly have magical powers that, when released, can make a person stronger or heal otherwise critical wounds.7
At this point, I should offer a note of caution, however: it is also said that these powers will not manifest themselves if the butterflies are captured for selfish purposes.7
Rather, they are gifts that must be used by one person to aid another. Of course, you'll have to catch them first.7
Why, with a butterfly net of course! You should also carry some empty butterfly jars with you in which to keep the butterflies.7
Further, as the perch drops, it releases a noose that tightens around the bird's feet and captures it. Neat, huh?7
Don't worry; if you find yourself struggling to follow a trail, just come and ask me and I'll see if I can help.7
Of course, even then the pit is going to look suspicious, so you're going to need to lure the kyatt onto the branches in some way. What actually tends to work best for this is, well, yourself!6
Then, if the kyatt is giving you all of its attention, hopefully it won't notice the trap, and with any luck, it will stumble right into the pit.6
Ah yes, yes, larupias are fun; just think of them as big kittens.6
Anyways, if you want to capture a chinchompa, I suggest using a box trap. That way, if the little fluffball does explode, then at least most of the blast will be contained within the box.6
But remember, the best place to start is by searching around their burrows.6
Indeed, and you can use this to your advantage. If a larupia is keen to chase you then let it; that way you can happily lead it straight into your trap without any fuss or waiting around.5
A pit trap should do you. There are some appropriate pits to the east of here that you can use. Cover one with a few logs and branches, tease the kitty and then lead it to the pit. Simple.5
You're welcome, good luck with the hunting.5
Ah, now for these creatures I would recommend using a deadfall trap. Deadfalls are quite easy to set up, and yet you can catch some very reasonably sized creatures with them.5
You will need to make sure you have a knife and some wood with you to create appropriate supports and a trigger for this sort trap.5
In the case of sabre-toothed kebbits you should use some form of raw meat to bait your trap, but other animals may prefer other baits, such as fish or vegetables.5
Deadfall traps basically work by having a large dead weight, such as a boulder, positioned so as to be delicately balanced above some form of bait.4
Really? What a shame, you looked like someone who could have had some promise.3
Suit yourself!3
Certainly; how far have you got?3
Funnily enough, you've just put your finger right on the problem. With polar kebbits, finding them is the hardest part! You'll have to track them down.2
Unfortunately all Skillcapes are only available with a free hood, it's part of a skill promotion deal; buy one get one free, you know. So you'll need to free up some inventory space before I can sell you one.1
Not really, but some people like them. The ones around here are at least vaguely interesting, though. The black ones are supposedly magical butterflies.1
Not particularly; you can still catch them using an ordinary butterfly net. Oh, and you'll probably need some butterfly jars in which to keep them as well.1
I'd suggest looking for places the creature may have squeezed through and, hence, left some sort of mark. Try examining one of those tunnel entrances in the ice near the end of your trail. That might give you some1
ideas.1
Ah, you can get cunning little bird snares for just that. You should be able to find them in specialist Hunter shops. Try to lay them in fairly open areas with lots of birds.1
No, that's not necessary. The idea is that the bird will see the trap as somewhere to perch. If the bird lands on the trigger stick, it should drop away and a small loop of wire should close around the bird's feet.1
And remember, it's important to collect any captures from your traps fairly quickly; otherwise, you risk losing them to various wild scavengers.1
Well, I'm sure you will do some day, although don't be too disappointed if you don't manage to catch one without some more practice in Hunter first. Kyatts are incredibly fearsome, and the sabre-toothed kyatts around1
here especially so.1
Most of these small caves are actually just the ends of various tunnels running through the ice. If you follow the cliff for a little way, you should be able to find more. Try searching around some of those and see if1
you can pick up the trail.1
I'd suggest looking for places the creature may have squeezed through and, hence, left some sort of mark. Try examining one of those old hollow logs near the end of your trail. That might give you some ideas.1