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Bambi effect

The Bambi effect is a term used anecdotally or in editorial media that refers to objections against the killing of charismatic megafauna, while there may be little or no objection to the suffering of organisms that are perceived as somehow repuls ...

                                               

Bay dog

A bay dog is a dog that is specially trained to find, chase, and then bay, or howl at from a safe distance from large animals during a hunt, such as during a wild boar hunt. Bay dogs chase and circle the boar, keeping it cornered in one place, wh ...

                                               

Beeline (beekeeping)

Beelining is an ancient art used to locate feral bee colonies. It is performed by capturing and marking foraging worker bees, then releasing them from various points to establish the direction and distance of the colonys home. Beeliners generally ...

                                               

Big five game

In Africa, the Big Five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. The term was coined by big-game hunters, and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot, but is now also widely used by s ...

                                               

Big-game hunting

Big-game hunting is the hunting of large game for meat, for other animal by-products, for trophy for sport. The term is often associated with the hunting of Africas "Big Five" game, and with tigers and rhinoceroses on the Indian subcontinent. Man ...

                                               

Bowhunting

Bowhunting is the practice of hunting game animals by archery. Many indigenous peoples have employed the technique as their primary hunting method for thousands of years, and it has survived into contemporary use for sport and hunting.

                                               

Camouflage

Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see, or by disguising them as something else. Examples include the leopards spotted coat, the battledr ...

                                               

Catch dog

A catch dog is a specially trained dog that is used to catch large animals in hunting, working livestock, and baiting. As hunters, catch dogs are contrasted with bay dogs who corner prey animals and alert their handler by howling, or baying. Catc ...

                                               

Coon hunting

Coon hunting or raccoon hunting is the practice of hunting raccoons, most often for their meat and fur. It is almost always done with specially bred dogs called coonhounds, of which there are six breeds, and is most commonly associated with rural ...

                                               

Corps Hubertia Freiburg

The Corps Hubertia Freiburg is a fraternity in Freiburg, Germany. It was founded on October 29, 1868 and is one of 162 German Student Corps in Europe today. The Corps is a member of the Kosener Senioren-Convents-Verband, the oldest federation of ...

                                               

Cynegeticus

Cynegeticus, is a treatise by the ancient Greek philosopher and military leader Xenophon, usually translated as "On Hunting" or "Hunting with Dogs." It is one of the four works by Xenophon on arts or skills each ends with -ikos/-icus. The other t ...

                                               

Deer blood

Deer blood is used as a nutritional supplement in some parts of the world, particularly in East Asia. It is often freeze dried to preserve its viability as an ingestible substance, but only after it is sterilized to eradicate biological health th ...

                                               

Dolphin drive hunting

Dolphin drive hunting, also called dolphin drive fishing, is a method of hunting dolphins and occasionally other small cetaceans by driving them together with boats and then usually into a bay or onto a beach. Their escape is prevented by closing ...

                                               

Drag hunting

Drag hunting is conducted in a similar manner to fox hunting, with a field of mounted riders following a pack of foxhounds hunting the trail of an artificial scent. The primary difference between fox hunting and drag hunting is the hounds are tra ...

                                               

Drawings by Douglas Hamilton

There are at least two hundred and twelve detailed drawings by Douglas Hamilton of South Indian landscapes, game animals and forestry operations. Eighty seven of Hamiltons careful drawings of the Annaimalai Hills, Palani Hills and Shevaroy Hills ...

                                               

Duck ague

Duck ague, also buck fever or buck ague, is a hunting term for the yips, in which a marksman or hunter, before taking a shot with either a gun or bow in a tense situation, loses mental quietude and misses the shot.

                                               

Duck call

A duck call may be either the sound-imitation process by which a hunter lures waterfowl, or the actual tool which the person uses to do so. Early duck call tools were basic woodwind instruments, while later innovations are constructed of rubber a ...

                                               

Fair chase

Fair chase is a term used by hunters to describe an ethical approach to hunting big game animals. North Americas oldest wildlife conservation group, the Boone and Crockett Club, defines "fair chase" as requiring hunted big game animals to be wild ...

                                               

False scent

A false scent or false trail is an incorrect scent which may mislead an animal which hunts by smell, especially a hound. This may be the result of deliberate interference by a hunt saboteur or it may be a form of control by the master. Aniseed, a ...

                                               

List of big-game hunters

This list of famous big-game hunters includes sportsmen who gained fame largely or solely because of their big-game hunting exploits. The members of this list either hunted big game for sport, to advance the science of their day, or as profession ...

                                               

Field dressing (hunting)

Field dressing is the process of removing the internal organs of hunted game, and is a necessary step in preserving meat from animals harvested in the wild. Field dressing must be done as soon as possible in order to ensure rapid body heat loss, ...

                                               

Field hunter

The field hunter may be of any breed, but should possess stamina, a level head, and bravery. The horse should have a safe jump, so as not to get caught on any of the solid obstacles found in the hunt field. The type of terrain is also an importan ...

                                               

Field sports

The field sports are outdoor sports, especially hunting, shooting and fishing. Field sports involve the catching or killing of animals for pleasure and are therefore controversial on animal welfare grounds.

                                               

Field trial

A field trial is a competitive event at which dogs compete against one another for placements. There are field trials for retrievers, pointing dogs and flushing dogs. Field trials are usually organized by kennel clubs or other gun dog organizatio ...

                                               

Game (hunting)

Game or quarry is any animal hunted for sport for food and the meat of those animals. The type and range of animals hunted for food varies in different parts of the world.

                                               

Game call

A game call is a device that is used to mimic animal noises to attract or drive animals to a hunter. Animal species attracted to game calls include deer, turkey, ducks, geese, moose, elk, raccoons, wild pigs, coyotes, wolves, and crows.

                                               

Game drive system

The game drive system is a hunting strategy in which game are herded into confined or dangerous places where they can be more easily killed. It can also be used for animal capture as well as for hunting, such as for capturing Mustangs. The use of ...

                                               

Game farm

A game farm is a place where game animals are raised to stock wildlife areas for hunting. The term also includes places where such animals are raised to be sold as food for photography. Their existence has been exemplified within the South Africa ...

                                               

Game larder

A game larder, also sometimes known as a deer or venison larder, deer, venison or game house, game pantry or game store, is a small domestic outbuilding where the carcasses of game, including deer, game birds, hares and rabbits, are hung to matur ...

                                               

Game preservation

Game preservation is maintaining a stock of game to be hunted legally. It includes: Encouraging breeding, and sometimes captive breeding for release. Preventing losses due to attack by predators. Preventing poaching

                                               

Game stalker

Defined narrowly, a game stalker is a hunter who for sport, approaches close to its timid quarry before making a kill. The practice is commonly associated with the moors of Scotland where the principal quarry is red deer. However, the skill is fo ...

                                               

Gigging

Gigging is the practice of hunting fish or small game with a gig or similar multi-pronged spear. Commonly harvested wildlife include freshwater suckers, saltwater flounder, and small game, such as frogs. A gig can refer to any long pole which has ...

                                               

Green hunting

Green hunting is the practice of hunting game animals with tranquilizer dart guns or bows and the subsequent release of the live animals. Green hunting would typically be performed when tranquilization of the animal is necessary for veterinary, m ...

                                               

Hog calling

To attract pigs or family, the calls are based on four strategies: a male call to encourage territorial males to come to fight, a female call to encourage males to come to mate, a general call of dinner is served, and a piglet in distress call wh ...

                                               

Hole in the Horn Buck

The Hole in the Horn Buck is officially listed as the second largest non-typical white-tailed deer of all time by the Boone and Crockett Club. The buck’s antlers score 328 2/8 non-typical points. The name of the buck derives from the mysterious h ...

                                               

Honey hole

Named after a beehive for its honey hole is slang for a location that yields a valued commodity or resource.Though you may hear the word honey hole and think that it relates to an actual hole in some foreign location more often than not there is ...

                                               

Adolphe d'Houdetot

The son of general Cesar Louis dHoudetot, he joined the administration under Louis-Philippe and became a particular collector in the financial administration of Le Havre. In 1848, he prepared the boarding measures of the King and Queen for a sea ...

                                               

Human hunting

Human hunting refers to humans being hunted and killed for other persons revenge, pleasure, entertainment, sports, or sustenance. There have been historical incidents of the practice being carried out during times of social upheaval. A 2016 repor ...

                                               

Hunt Saboteurs Association

The Hunt Saboteurs Association is an organisation that uses direct action to stop fox hunting, founded in 1963. The practices of hunt saboteurs are controversial, risks are taken, and hunt saboteurs have been seriously injured.

                                               

Hunting license

A hunting license is a regulatory or legal mechanism to control hunting. Hunting may be regulated informally by unwritten law, self-restraint, a moral code, or by governmental laws. The purposes for requiring hunting licenses include the protecti ...

                                               

Hunting magic

Hunting magic is the magic associated with hunting in hunter-gatherer cultures, both contemporary and prehistoric. Walter Burkert in Homo Necans 1972 suggested that rituals associated with hunting magic are at the origin of religion. Henri Breuil ...

                                               

Hunting season

A hunting season is the time when it is legal to hunt and kill a particular species of animal. In the United States, each state has primary responsibility and authority over the hunting of wildlife that resides within state boundaries. State wild ...

                                               

Hunting strategy

A hunting strategy, or hunting method, is a tactic that is used to target, pursue, and kill a targeted animal. The hunting strategy that a hunter uses depends on the species of wildlife being pursued, the climate, terrain, and local hunting laws ...

                                               

Hunting the clean boot

Hunting the clean boot is a term that has been used in Britain to refer to the use of packs of bloodhounds to follow a natural human scent trail. The clean boot refers to the absence of either an artificial scent such, such as aniseed as used in ...

                                               

Hunting, fishing and animals in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptian culture is full of rich traditions and practices that until today we keep on learning about. Wildlife in ancient Egypt used to be very different compared to the wildlife currently present in Egypt for several factors and vari ...

                                               

Internet hunting

Internet hunting is the practice of hunting via remotely controlled firearms that can be aimed and shot using online webcams. The first internet hunting website, Live-Shot.com, was created in 2005 by John Lockwood, who saw it as a way to provide ...

                                               

James Jordan Buck

The James Jordan Buck is the highest scoring typical white-tailed deer ever harvested by a hunter in the United States and the second-highest scoring in the world. James Jordan was a 22-year-old hunter from Burnett County, Wisconsin when he shot ...

                                               

Frederic de Janze

Count Frederic de Janze was a French sportsman and writer. His father was Vicomte Francois Louis Leon de Janze and his mother was Moya Hennessey, a U.S. citizen. He attended Cambridge University, and during World War I served in the French Air Fo ...

                                               

Xanda the lion

Cecil was a lion who lived primarily in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was a major attraction in the park and was being studied and tracked by a research team of the University of Oxford as part of a long-term study. ...

                                               

Layout hunting

Layout boat hunting is a sub specialty of traditional waterfowl hunting which is done in a low-profile un-motorized boat made of a unique design to allow hunter to maintain a close position to the water in order to conceal them in open water. Thi ...