What is hunting?

  • (noun): The pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport.
    Synonyms: hunt
    See also — Additional definitions below


Hunting is the practice of pursuing any living thing, usually wildlife or feral animals, by humans for food, recreation, or trade. Animals may also hunt other animal species but this is usually called predation. In present-day use, lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is the killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species contrary to applicable law. The species that are hunted are referred to as game, and are usually mammals and migratory or non-migratory gamebirds.

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Redbone Coonhound
... The Redbone Coonhound is a breed of dog, which is widely used for hunting bear, raccoon, and cougar ... Their agility allows them to be used for hunting from swamplands to mountains and some can be used as water dogs ... temperament with a confident air and fine hunting talents." This breed has been registered with the UKC since 1904 and the AKC since 2009 ...
Geography Of Kentucky - Etymology
... The Kentucky Blue Book, Dragging Canoe, a young Cherokee chief opposed to selling ancestral hunting grounds, warned the whites that they were purchasing a "dark and bloody ground." The origin of Kentucky's ... Valley and drove other tribes out in order to control more hunting land ...
Waterfowl Hunting - Hunting Areas
... All states have public land for hunting ... These are lands purchased from hunting license revenue ... Water in bays or ocean are open area to hunting, as no one can own these areas ...
Markhor - Relationship With The Domestic Goat - Hunting
... In Pakistan, hunting markhor is illegal ... However recently, as part of a conservation process, limited expensive hunting licenses are available from the Pakistani government which allow for the hunting of old markhors which are no longer ...

More definitions of "hunting":

  • (noun): The work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts.
    Synonyms: hunt
  • (noun): The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.
    Synonyms: search, hunt

Famous quotes containing the word hunting:

    ...here he is, fully alive, and it is hard to picture him fully dead. Death is thirty-three hours away and here we are talking about the brain size of birds and bloodhounds and hunting in the woods. You can only attend to death for so long before the life force sucks you right in again.
    Helen Prejean (b. 1940)

    He is the old hunting dog of the sea
    who in the morning will rise from it
    and be undrowned
    and they will take his perfect green body
    and paint it red.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The French manner of hunting is gentlemanlike; ours is only for bumpkins and bodies. The poor beasts here are pursued and run down by much greater beasts than themselves; and the true British fox-hunter is most undoubtedly a species appropriated and peculiar to this country, which no other part of the globe produces.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)