Use the following strategy to kill Yian Kut-Ku (Jungle-Level 2 quests) easily. To do this without using a bowgun, you will need the following: armor (at least Velociprey), a good sword (preferably Hurricane+, which are dual swords), Psycoserum, Paint Balls, fifteen Whetstones, ten potions, five Herbs and Blue Mushrooms, Rations/Steaks, two Flashbombs, two Sonic Bombs (Screamer + Gunpowder), Pitfall Trap, two Nets, two Traptools, Combo Books 1 and 2, and 3, small and three Large Barrel Bombs. First, go to Area 2 and use Psycoserum to find Kut-Ku. Mark it with a Paintball. Dodge its attacks until it goes berserk and runs at you, then immediately lay a Pitfall Trap so it is between you and the Kut-ku. Lure it in, and when it gets stuck immediately set a Large Barrel Bomb then a Small Barrel Bomb and run. Do this until you are out of bombs. Then, attack it as much as possible while it is still stuck in the trap. When it gets out, use a Flash or Sonic Bomb. Attack it while it can't move. Be careful because it can still hit you with its tail. Do this until it is dead. Note: When its ears go down, it is very close to dying. Just keep hammering it. You might have to sharpen a lot. Only weapons with green sharpness can cut through enough to kill it.