Recently, I realised there is a word that I once knew, but now am definitely incorrectly: It is used (I think?) in the context of pinning down ('bringing to ground'?) or decisively executing a prey animal, dangerous animal, dangerous escaped prisoner, et cetera. I feel as though it has usually been encountered in the past-tense ('ta' verb ending).
However, when I try to remember its form all that comes to mind is 'tsutometa', which as far as I can tell is something completely different.
It would be a great weight off my mind to know the true word that I am currently misremembering. Thank you for your time!