quotations about hunting
The hunter never hates his quarry; it's a thing which he wants to get, to reduce into possession, so how could he hate it?
K. J. PARKER, Devices and Desires
If God didn't want men to hunt, he wouldn't have given him plaid shirts.
JOHNNY CARSON, The Tonight Show
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
LEO TOLSTOY, On Civil Disobedience
The flesh is sweeter, where the creature has some chance for its life; for that reason, I always use a single ball, even if it be at a bird or a squirrel; besides, it saves lead, for, when a body knows how to shoot, one piece of lead is enough for all, except hard-lived animals.
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER, The Pioneers
To hunt successfully, you must know your ground, your pack and your quarry.
K. J. PARKER, Devices and Desires
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, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought
I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'll bring back the goods
But I don't know when
BJÖRK, "Hunter", Homogenic
What that little thing which pass'd by me just there,
Is that what they're hunting -- is that called a hare?
And are all these horses, these dogs and these men,
Employed in pursuing that little thing then?
S. G. H., "The Hare Hunt"
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, Merle's Door
Hunting is a manly exercise, and therefore a proper recreation. But it is the business of a knight-errant to rid the world of other sort of animals than foxes.
HENRY FIELDING, Don Quixote in England
The hunter that travels out into the woods is lost to the world, yet finds himself.
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, attributed, Humanimal
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, The Adventures of Sally
There are two kinds of hunting: ordinary hunting, and ruffed-grouse hunting.
There are two places to hunt grouse: ordinary places, and Adams County.
There are two times to hunt in Adams: ordinary times, and when the tamaracks are smoky gold. This is written for those luckless ones who have never stood, gun emlpty and mouth agape, to watch the golden needles come sifting down, while the feathery rocket that knocked them off sails unscathed into the jackpines.
ALDO LEOPOLD, A Sand County Almanac
There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
CHARLES DICKENS, Oliver Twist
Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY, "On the Blue Water,", Esquire, Apr. 1936
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.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has charged a man with going deer hunting with a handgun in a Wal-Mart parking lot. He is being charged with reckless endangerment, but may plead guilty to the lesser charge of being a redneck.... Hunting in a Wal-Mart parking lot. That’s got to be some good eating -- a deer that lives on leftover Twizzlers and Mountain Dew.
JAY LENO, The Tonight Show, Mar. 28, 2013
God created man and He created the world for him to live in and I reckon He created the kind of world He would have wanted to live in if He had been a man--the ground to walk on, the big woods, the trees and the water, and the game to live in it. And maybe He didn't put the desire to hunt and kill game in man but I reckon He knew it was going to be there, that man was going to teach it to himself, since he wasn't quite God himself yet.
WILLIAM FAULKNER, Go Down
A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to get out and kill something. Not that he is cruel. He wouldn't hurt a fly. It's not big enough.
STEPHEN LEACOCK, My Remarkable Uncle