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Summerdale, Alabama: Spear Hunting Museum

Regular hunting wasn't hard enough. So Gene Morris (1934-2012) hunted big animals with spears -- special, extra-deadly spears that he designed himself.

20216 State Hwy 59, Summerdale, AL
I-10 exit 44, then ten miles south on Hwy 59.
Tu-Sa 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Spear Hunting Museum.

Spear Hunting Museum

A taxidermy enthusiast's heaven! Walls of beautiful horns and skulls. Genes personality is definitely present. Lots of personal touches. RIP chunker!

[Gina, 11/02/2018]

Spear Hunter ashes.

Spear Hunting Museum

I don't know if this is new, but in addition to the many mounted and taxidermied animals in the museum, the remains of the Spear Chunker himself are now on display in the form of a container of his cremated ashes. It's somehow appropriate, although it would have been better if he had been speared.

[Zoz, 09/25/2016]

Gene Morris did pass away while hunting, but he was felled by a heart attack, not a spear.

Spear Chunking in Alabama

The Spear Hunting Museum, which opened quietly in December 2006, is as much about its founder as it is about spear hunting. The founder is Gene Morris, who proudly calls himself "The Greatest Living Spear Hunter in the World." He drives a Chevy Blazer that he purchased, according to the museum's curator, Sharon Henson, because it was the only car with a blank tailgate on which he could have painted, "The Greatest Living Spear Hunter in the World." Morris's other nickname is "Spear Chunker," which is written on his hats, on the labels that are affixed to his camos, and on the license plate on the front of his car.


[08/18/2007] Complete News Story

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