Before hunting, they would seek blessings from the god or spirit caretaker of animals by offering animal-shaped wood carvings as a replacement to the real animal. For instance, they offer a blyok-biyok or carved wooden pig in exchange for a wild boar.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/0RIXeCZVq9139zZ6gEV2CXdjkki1ETs7j1xPbr1OHR9 Happy days. And what I look forward to again in the near future. Onwards and upwards fellow travellers!
OR HOW I STAGGERED ON FOR ANOTHER INSANE MONTH ON A BROKEN FOOT AND MASHED ANKLE.
ALERT: there is a lot of shouty sweary bits in this post so not for people who disapprove of foul language and indeed a potty mouth to end all potty mouths.