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Descriptions and History
There are many good descriptions of hunting and the
following are a few excerpts from one found on Wikipedia. Be
sure to go to
Wikipedia for the complete description
which includes history, religion, national tradition, US
hunting, wildlife management and methods.
"Hunting is the practice of
pursuing living animals (usually wildlife
) for food ,
trade. In present-day use, the term refers
to lawful hunting, as distinguished from poaching
, which is the killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species contrary to
law. The species which are hunted are referred to as game
and are usually large or small mammals or
non-gratory game birds."
Hunting With Dogs
"Although various animals have been used
to aid the hunter, none has been as important as the dog. The domestication of
the dog has led to a symbiotic relationship in
which the dog has lost its evolutionary independence to man in exchange for
"Dogs today are used to find, chase and
retrieve game and sometimes to kill
it. Hunting dogs allow man to pursue
and kill prey that would otherwise be very difficult or dangerous to hunt."
|Modern sport hunting
"In time, hunting came to be seen as a
sporting activity. Ultimately, the rising middle class
or bourgeoisie adopted the practice and
retained its image."
"Although recreational hunters may
choose to be selective hunters, many people hunt to enjoy the outdoors. Others
enjoy game as an alternative to store bought meat."
"Some recreational hunters contributed
to the modern environmental conservation
movement. Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Teddy Roosevelt
, who spent some of their outdoor recreation time hunting, became the founding
fathers of the modern Conservation movement."