Hunting Quotes

When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God. -Fred Bear


I kill when I hunt and do not apologize for that, although I reserve the right to think about its implications. I also hunt without killing-whether by accident or design-and I do not apologize for that either. There is room in longbow country for a spectrum of tastes and attitudes, and that is as it should be. -E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.


A particular virtue of wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.-Aldo Leopold


Take you kids hunting or you will end up hunting for your kids.-Ted Nugent


I have listened to impassioned accusations of anti-hunters who believe that hunting is synonymous with killing and that anyone who hunts is unfeeling and cruel. These people, at least, are not dishonest. They are sensitive people who feel the pain of others as if it were their own and a re moved to stop it. No they aren’t dishonest. They are merely wrong-and I have standing to judge. I know where they could only guess, what hunting is, and I know that hunting is no more killing than the death of Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s play. I know, whereas they can only guess what my feelings are, and I know that I am neither unfeeling nor cruel. If they feel pain, I have felt the death. I have stood in the moment of the echo. They have not.-Peter Dunne


I do not hunt for the joy of killing but for the joy of living, and the inexpressible pleasure of mingling my life however briefly, with that of a wild creature that I respect, admire and value. -John Madson


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 … hunter knows it. — Gordon MacQuarrie


I suppose it may seem like a strange sort of lullaby to some, but I have never heard sweeter music than the muffled report of duck guns on a distant marsh, and I know that others share my feeling.— Burton Spiller


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 his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, the distraction from his job.— Jose Ortega y Gasset


Isn’t there a time or two you can remember when somehow an animal you’ve hunted has done something to make you let him vanish in the woods? … Isn’t there a bird or covey that somehow always manages to catch you with your gun on safe — even when you know it’s there? I think we all know times that for almost certain we gave the hunt to the quarry. — Gene Hill


‘The best thing about hunting and fishing,’ the Old Man said, ‘is that you don’t have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.’— Robert Ruark


We arose over ten thousand centuries ago from hunters who loped, with weapons in hand and animal flesh on their minds, across the yellow plains, and it may be every bit as long before the need to hunt is in any way quenched within us. When, and if, it ever is, it will probably mean that for better or worse we are no longer human but have become something quite different.-— Thomas McIntyre


They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.-Desiderius Erasmus


It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.-Samuel Johnson


One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.-Oscar Wilde


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


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


When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.Ernest Hemingway


Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead, but Ma did not want to leave the settled country.-Laura Ingalls Wilder


Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.-Thomas Harris


Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there'll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don't have configuration management, don't have vulnerability management, don't have patch management.-Kevin Mitnick


Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.-James Joyce


The buying of time or space is not the taking out of a hunting license on someone else's private preserve but is the renting of a stage on which we may perform.-Howard Luck Gossage


The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner.-Martha Reeves


The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience.-Gloria Swanson


The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck.-Walter Cronkite


The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or - somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither.-Kenneth Grahame


Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns.-Rick Danko


There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.-Ernest Hemingway


They might in the future more than ever before engage in hunting beavers.-Samuel de Champlain


We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.-Jacques Yves Cousteau


When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible.-Dale Earnhardt


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


Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.-Josh Billings


You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.-Hunter S. Thompson


You see I'm against hunting, in fact I'm a hunt saboteur. I go out the night before and shoot the fox.-Tim Vine

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