Hunting Quotes

Top 100 Hunting Quotes And Hunting Sayings

Here is the best hunting quotes 2022. Hunting is that the follow of killing or tack animals or, so as to try and do therefore, following or pursuit them. looking life or wild animals is most ordinarily in dire straits food, recreation, or trade by humans to get rid of predators that ar venturesome to humans or farm animals. Below you’ll realize our assortment of sacred, wise, and ironical previous looking quotes, looking sayings, and looking proverbs, collected over the years from a spread of sources.

Hunting Quotes 2022

1. For us hunting wasn’t a sport. It was a way to be intimate with nature. Ted Kerasote”


2. Hunting has opened the earth to me and let me sense the rhythms and hierarchies of nature. Charles Fergus”


3. When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. Marv Levy”


4. The No. 1 rule in duck hunting is to go where the ducks are.  “Jase Robertson


5. The perils of duck hunting are great – especially for the duck.  “Walter Cronkite”


6. A bad day hunting still beats a good day working. “Joe Biden”


7. If you need more than 10 rounds to hunt, and some argue they hunt with that many rounds, you shouldn’t be hunting. If you can’t get the deer in 3 shots, you shouldn’t be hunting. You are an embarrassment.     “Joe Biden”


8. Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.      “Paul Rodriguez”


9. When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.   “George Bernard Shaw”


10. Hunting is not a proper employment for a thinking man.    “Joseph Addison”


11. There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. “Charles Dickens”


12. It’s rarely talked about, but hunting for sport is just about as vile as we humans get. “Jonathan Safran Foer”


13. To hunt successfully, you must know your ground, your pack and your quarry.  “K.J. Parker”


14. In hunting on cultivated grounds, the huntsman must abstain from injuring the fruits of the season, and must leave springs and streams undisturbed; for to interfere with these is contrary to propriety and morality. “Xenophon”


15. Hunting is a relic of the barbarism that once thirsted for human blood, but is now content with the blood of animals. “Christian Nestell Bovee”


16. It sounds like more of — instead of hunting — a wildlife kill. That takes a lot of the sport out of it.  “Brett Hall “


17. Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns. “W S Gilbert “


18. If the hunter comes back with mushrooms, don’t ask him how his hunt was. “Ghanaian Proverb “


19. Hunting: the least honorable form of war on the weak. “Paul Richard”


20. Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. “James A. Froude”


21. We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn’t a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It’s time now. “Cass Sunstein”


22. Hunting is now to most of us a game, whose relish seems based upon some mystic remembrance, in the blood, of ancient days when to hunter as well as hunted it was a matter of life and death.     “Will Durant”


23. Whether hunting is right or wrong, a spiritual experience, or an outlet for the killer instinct, one thing it is not is a sport. Sport is when individuals or teams compete against each other under equal circumstances to determine who is better at a given. “R. Lerner”


24. Without hunting there would be no conservation, without conservation there would be no wildlife.“Rob Keck”


25. There are those who say the kill doesn’t matter. They are fools or liars. I can laugh at misses, pass up an easy shot when there is a reason, and come home skunked but happy. All of that doesn’t matter. The kill matters. And the manner of the kill matters. “Robert Elman”


26. Some people ask why men go hunting. They must be the kind of people who seldom get far from highways. What do they know of the tryst a hunting man keeps with the wind and the trees and the sky? Hunting? The means are greater than the end, and every ? hunt     “Gordon Macquarrie”


27. When the last deer disappears into the morning mist, When the last elk vanishes from the hills, When the last buffalo falls on the plains, I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.  “Chief Joseph”


28. The emotions that good hunters need to cultivate are love and service more than courage. The sentiments of the hunt then become translated into art.  “James Swan”


29. One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted?If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through. “Jose Ortega Y Gasset”


30. No matter what happens, whether you succeed or not, if you stand up and do it right and pay attention, hunting will always give you what you need. It may not be what you were looking for, but it will absolutely be important enough to justify whatever you. Jacob Bowers


31. I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

“Ellen DeGeneres


32. You won’t even take your bow? Are you planning to throttle a moose with your bare hands, then?  “Kristin Cashore


33. I’ve a knife in my boot,” she said, and then wondered, for a moment, if she could throttle a moose with her bare hands.  “Gracelinge


34. The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. “P.G. Wodehouse


35. The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions. “Dwight D. Eisenhower

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36. Know something? I’d lay even odds that between the people following us and the people hunting us, we’ve become this city’s principle means of employment. Tal Verrar’s entire economy is now based on fucking with us.

“Scott Lynch


37. If we act like prey, they’ll act like predators. “Alyxandra Harvey


38. You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself. “Dejan Stojanovic


39. Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians–except for the occasional mountain lion steak. “Ted Nugent


40. One saw a bird dying, shot by a man. It was flying with rhythmic beat and beautifully, with such freedom and lack of fear. And the gun shattered it; it fell to the earth and all the life had gone out of it. A dog fetched it, and the man collected other dead birds. He was chattering with his friend and seemed so utterly indifferent.

All that he was concerned with was bringing down so many birds, and it was over as far as he was concerned. They are killing all over the world. Those marvellous, great animals of the sea, the whales, are killed by the million, and the tiger and so many other animals are now becoming endangered species. Man is the only animal that is to be dreaded. “Jiddu Krishnamurti


41. Donegan Bane and Gracious O’Callahan – the Monster Hunters. Adventurers, inventors, authors of Monster Hunting for Beginnersand it’s sequels, Monster Hunting for Beginners is Probably Inadvisable and Seriously, Dude, Stop Monster Hunting. “Derek Landy”


42. Wildlife, we are constantly told, would run loose across our towns and cities were it not for the sport hunters to control their population, as birds would blanket the skies without the culling services of Ducks Unlimited and other groups. Yet here they are breeding wild animals, year after year replenishing the stock, all for the sole purpose of selling and killing them, deer and bears and elephants so many products being readied for the market.


Animals such as deer, we are told, have no predators in many areas, and therefore need systematic culling. Yet when attempts are made to reintroduce natural predators such as wolves and coyotes into these very areas, sport hunters themselves are the first to resist it. Weaker animals in the wild, we hear, will only die miserable deaths by starvation and exposure without sport hunters to control their population. Yet it’s the bigger, stronger animals they’re killing and wounding–the very opposite of natural selection–often with bows and pistols that only compound and prolong the victim’s suffering. “Matthew Scully”


43. Sure, some find gunning down unsuspecting, innocent animals to be a real hoot. I mean, for Christ sake, they mantle the decapitated, formaldehyde-stuffed heads on the wall. Then, of course, there are the people who enjoy putting sunglasses or hats on it, even putting a blowout in its mouth as if it were an avid party animal. If it had any hands, there would surely be a plastic cup full of cheap beer in it, as well. We can’t forget that it would be named some horrendous name, such as Bill or Frank, something so plain, ordinary, and down-right ridiculous that makes me want to bitch-slap the perpetrators. ” Chase Brooks


44. Hunting and fishing involve killing animals with devices (such as guns) for which the animals have not evolved natural defenses. No animal on earth has adequate defense against a human armed with a gun, a bow and arrow, a trap that can maim, a snare that can strangle, or a fishing lure designed for the sole purpose of fooling fish into thinking they have found something to eat. ” Marc Bekoff”


45. I do not like the killers, and the killing bravely and well crap. I do not like the bully boys, the Teddy Roosevelt’s, the Hemingways, the Ruarks. They are merely slightly more sophisticated versions of the New Jersey file clerks who swarm into the Adirondacks in the fall, in red cap, beard stubble and taut hero’s grin, talking out of the side of their mouths, exuding fumes of bourbon, come to slay the ferocious white-tailed deer. It is the search for balls. A man should have one chance to bring something down. He should have his shot at something, a shining running something, and see it come a-tumbling down, all mucus and steaming blood stench and gouted excrement, the eyes going dull during the final muscle spasms. And if he is, in all parts and purposes, a man, he will file that away as a part of his process of growth and life and eventual death. And if he is perpetually, hopelessly a boy, he will lust to go do it again, with a bigger beast. ” John D. MacDonald”


46. In a werewolf pack, you cannot interfere with the mate choice of a clan fellow. You cannot intentionally harm that werewolf’s chosen mate. You are not, however, required to help that person should he find himself in a life – threatening situation.

Somehow, Zeb had managed to stumble into several such situations in the few months since he ’d been engaged to Jolene. He’d had several hunting “accidents” while visiting the McClaine farm, even though he didn’t hunt. The brakes on his car had failed while he was driving home from the farm—twice. Also, a running chainsaw mysteriously fell on him from a hayloft. ” Molly Harper”


47. Hi! handsome hunting manFire your little gun.
Bang! Now the animal
is dead and dumb and done.
Nevermore to peep again, creep again, leap again,
Eat or sleep or drink again. Oh, what fun! ” Walter de la Mare”


48. Esca tossed the slender papyrus roll onto the cot, and set his own hands over Marcus’s. “I have not served the Centurion because I was his slave,” he said, dropping unconsciously into the speech of his own people. “I have served Marcus, and it was not slave-service…my stomach will be glad when we start on this hunting trail. Rosemary Sutcliff 


49. ‘Found the sheep too easy to kill?’ I ask. ‘Where’d you get the weapon. ” Pierce Brown”


50. The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might think. ” Tom Vanderbilt”


51. The more a woman appreciates the hunting prowess of her man, the more he will kill for her. ” Michael DiMarco”

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52. For us hunting wasn’t a sport. It was a way to be intimate with nature, that intimacy providing us with wild unprocessed food free from pesticides and hormones and with the bonus of having been produced without the addition of great quantities of fossil fuel. In addition, hunting provided us with an ever scarcer relationship in a world of cities, factory farms, and agribusiness, direct responsibility for taking the lives that sustained us. Lives that even vegans indirectly take as the growing and harvesting of organic produce kills deer, birds, snakes, rodents, and insects. We lived close to the animals we ate. We knew their habits and that knowledge deepened our thanks to them and the land that made them. ” Ted Kerasote”


53. I suppose if there were a part of the world in which mastodon still lived, somebody would design a new gun, and men, in their eternal impudence, would hunt mastodon as they now hunt elephant. Impudence seems to be the word. At least David and Goliath were of the same species, but, to an elephant, a man can only be a midge with a deathly sting. Beryl Markham


54. Six feet of amiable Swede and, to my knowledge, the toughest, most durable White Hunter ever to snicker at the fanfare of safari or to shoot a charging buffalo between the eyes while debating whether his sundown drink will be gin or whisky. ” John Vaillant”


55. I have tonight begun reading a stupid, shitty book by Kerouac called Big Sur, and I would give a ball to wake up tomorrow on some empty ridge with a herd of beatniks grazing in the clearing about 200 yards below the house. And then to squat with the big boomer and feel it on my shoulder with the smell of grease and powder and, later, a little blood. ” Hunter S. Thompson”


56. This is what it means to be a fanatic – but a fanatic, that is to say, in a very special sense. It has little in common with the obsession of the politician or the artist, for instance, for both of these understand in a greater or lesser degree the impulse which drives them. But the sportsman fanatic – that is another matter entirely. ” Daphne du Maurier”


57. Our first point of discussion is the hunt. (…) My idea is to start the film with an image of the vixen locked out of her lair which has been plugged up. Her terror as she’s pursued across the country. This is a big deal. It means training a fox from birth or dressing up a dog to look like a fox. Or hiring David Attenbrorough, who probably knows a few foxes well enough to ask a favour. ” Emma Thompson”


58. Some of the most memorable, and least regrettable, nights of my own youth were spent in coon hunting with farmers. There is no denying that these activities contributed to the economy of farm households, but a further fact is that they were pleasures; they were wilderness pleasures, not greatly different from the pleasures pursued by conservationists and wilderness lovers. As I was always aware, my friends the coon hunters were not motivated just by the wish to tree coons and listen to hounds and listen to each other, all of which were sufficiently attractive; they were coon hunters also because they wanted to be afoot in the woods at night. ” Wendell Berry”


59. A man could shoot thirty ducks if it pleased him, and then shoot thirty more the next day, and it was perfectly legal. His hunting partner was likely to be the county sheriff. ” Stefan Bechtel”


60. When I went into the business, I sat down and figured that I was indeed one of fortune’s children. Just think. There were 20 million buffalo, each worth at least $3 — $60 million. At the very outside, cartridges cost 25 cents each, so every time I fired one I got my investment back twelve times over. I could kill a hundred a day…. That would be $6,000 a month — or three times what was paid, it seems to me, the President of the United States. Was I not lucky that I discovered this quick and easy way to fortune? I thought I was. ” Frank Mayer”


61. These enthusiasts often like to hang signs that say “Gone Fishin'” or “Gone Huntin'”. But what these slogans really mean is “Gone Killing. ” Marc Bekoff”


62. It is absurd for a man to kill an elephant. It is not brutal, it is not heroic, and certainly it is not easy; it is just one of those preposterous things that men do like putting a dam across a great river, one tenth of whose volume could engulf the whole of mankind without disturbing the domestic life of a single catfish. ” Beryl Markham”


63. None of the characters in (the story) were distinguished ones — not even the lion. ” Beryl Markham”


64. Murphy’s face went through several mutations as he spoke, as if small animals were scurrying about just beneath his skin. ” Pete Hautman”


65. It’s a pretty blokey magazine [Bacon Busters, ‘Australia’s only magazine dedicated to pig hunting’], but they have women in it too. There’s a ‘Boars and Babes’ section: women in bikinis sitting on big old pigs. ” Andrew Symonds” 


66. It’s a pretty blokey magazine [Bacon Busters, ‘Australia’s only magazine dedicated to pig hunting’], but they have women in it too. There’s a ‘Boars and Babes’ section: women in bikinis sitting on big old pigs. ” Andrew ” 


67. I like to see the people arriving. I like to imagine their lives. It keeps me from thinking too much about my own. A man shouldn’t be too introspective. It weakens him. That is the difference between Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway. I’m a Hemingway man myself although I don’t believe it is right to hunt lions. ” Jeanette Winterson” 


68. There’s a concept in Wisconsin called deer widows, which is basically when all the menfolk leave town to go on their [hunting] trips and the women are left behind, bewildered and confused, to do whatever it is women do without men.  ” Don Zolidis” 


69. Most people I’ve met who weren’t kind to animal, weren’t kind to people either. Kindness is kindness. Simple as that. Barbaric activities such as hunting should be consigned to the history books. ” Fuad Alakbarov” 


70. A lioness will use all of her strength even when hunting a rabbit.” Kazuki Nakashima” 


71. Coyote hunting can’t be justified on the basis of the damage they do. Shooting coyotes is really just fun, a man with a high-powered rifle trying to see if he can kill a frightened creature that can’t shoot back. ” Ted Kooser” 

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72. When I see a sun-shower, I go hunting rainbows. ” Anthony T.Hincks”


73. I hunted when I was younger, but after I moved to the country, I swore of making loud noises except in the case of emergencies. When a gun goes off, it alters everything in the immediate vicinity, and this effect lasts for a good half hour. Every sparrow, every field mouse, every spider in its web freezes in place. Shooting guns and setting off Fourth of July firecrackers are far too much of an imposition on the natural world. None of our fellow creatures has evolved far enough to accept guns or loud noises as part of the order of things. These days I only use my shotgun for occasional tree trimming. ” Ted Kooser”


74. There is a sadness that only hunters know, a moment when lament overshadows any desire for celebration. Life is sustained by death, and though going to the field is an act of taking responsibility for that fact, the killing is not easy, nor should it be. ” David Joy”


75. If you want to go big game hunting, do it on a one to one basis armed only with the tools that you were born with. I wonder how many big game hunters would turn yellow, and run? ” Anthony T. Hincks”


76. When you hunt animals through the end of a gun, crossbow or any other hunting apparatus used for hunting, it’s not hunting. It’s murder! ” Anthony T. Hincks”


77. Karen was cuddling her favourite stuffed animal, a mint-green toy deer which she called “Annabelle”.


78. Oblivious of Harlow, for whom they had all a dog’s amusedly tolerant contempt for an inefficient human leader, the quintet swept away on the track. ” Albert Payson Terhune”


79. Hunting was a crucial part of humans’ survival 100,000 years ago, but today hunting is now nothing more than a violent form of recreation. ” Fuad Alakbarov”


80. Hunting animals is not a wildlife or environmental management solution. Why should anyone spend money to protect an animal that a wealthy trophy hunter can then pay to go kill? ” Exodus”


81. Hunting animals is not a wildlife or environmental management solution. Why should anyone spend money to protect an animal that a wealthy trophy hunter can then pay to go kill? ” Fuad “


82. If everyone was cognizant of their purpose on earth, we would only need weapons for hunting and nothing else. ” Gift Gugu Mona”


83. I will always look for what my eyes cain’t see. ” Jessica Marie”


84. Nothing like gunpowder to get a girl going. ” Jessica Marie”


85. The best hunters are not those with a natural aptitude for hunting, but those who have had to struggle long and hard to learn every trick of the trade. ” Théun Mares”


86. There is a French expression that says something like: “No one is prophet in his own country.” and there is another one that approximately says: “Who goes hunting loses his place.” somewhere in between i try to find my space. ”  Alain Bremond


87. Go, and peace go with thee. Only, another time do not meddle with my game. ” Rudyard Kipling”


88. To track prey, you must first know it as you would a brother. ” Michelle Paver”


89. Dropping to the ground faster than a sack of moldy potatoes, she covers her head with her arms, bracing herself for the pain of be-ing eaten. ” Madeline C.C. Harper”


90. I’ve heard this sound before, she realized, her entire body tingling. She’d caught glimpses of it, like a distant haunting refrain, in her deepest moments of silence in the wood. When the long days stretched timelessly on, and her mind emptied of thoughts until there was only her footsteps in the snow, only the feel of the bow in her hand, the bite of cold on her cheeks. When everything else faded away, this sound was what was left. ” Meagan Spooner”


91. Yes!” He says. “Fear is an excellent motivator. I find that it really brings out the true ingenuity of a creature. ” M.D. Elster”


92. A lion does not become king of the jungle hunting mice. ” Matshona Dhliwayo”


93. Patches don’t look it, but when attached to your soul they can get pretty heavy. They go over the holes in your soul, like when you patch a sock. When you have a hole in your soul, it’s because you’re hurting from something. I don’t know if you noticed, but that girl had a lot of holes. ” Nathan Reese Maher”


94. Lions are neither predators nor killers. They just go for hunting like kings; because they are the kings! ” Munia Khan”


95. Because I am, just as you are you. We don’t always get to pick who we are, Shelly Wynn, but we can choose to celebrate it. ” M.D. Elster”


96. Because I am, just as you are you. We don’t always get to pick who we are, Shelly Wynn, but we can choose to celebrate it. ” Nathan Reese”


97. The shadow self is what lies beneath the makeup. It’s those ugly parts that you haven’t accepted about yourself. You hide those parts in the shadows until you’re ready.” Her face remained a haunting calm. “When you realize the scars are who you are, that there was nothing wrong with you and that you were beautiful all along – that’s when you decide to take the makeup off. ” Nathan Reese Maher”


98. We have never understood why men mount the heads of animals and hang them up to look down on their conquerors. Possibly it feels good to these men to be superior to animals, but it does seem that if they were sure of it they would not have to prove it.  ” John Steinbeck”


99. There’s nothing wrong with you at all. Sometimes people say or do things that are mean because there’s something the matter with them. With Lydia, it seems there’s always something wrong with her. ” Nathan Reese Maher”


100. Life is beyond hunting. And the Labour of gathering. It’s all about love in the light of Life. ” Lailah Gifty Akita”

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