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Hunting Collection

History Archive - Hunting Collection

Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, to remove predators that can be dangerous to humans or domestic animals, or for trade. Lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is the illegal killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species. The species that are hunted are referred to as game or prey and are usually mammals and birds.

In the 19th century, southern and central European sport hunters often pursued game only for a trophy, usually the head or pelt of an animal, which was then displayed as a sign of prowess. The safari method of hunting was a development of sport hunting that saw elaborate travel in Africa, India and other places in pursuit of trophies. In modern times, trophy hunting persists and is a significant industry in some areas.

Many of our works comprise scenes of hunting in England. Unarmed fox hunting on horseback with hounds is the type of hunting most closely associated with the United Kingdom; in fact, "hunting" without qualification implies fox hunting. What in other countries is called "hunting" is called "shooting" (birds) or "stalking" (deer) in Britain.

Originally a form of vermin control to protect livestock, fox hunting became a popular social activity for newly wealthy upper classes in Victorian times and a traditional rural activity for riders and foot followers alike. Similar to fox hunting in many ways is the chasing of hares with hounds. Pairs of Sight hounds (or long-dogs), such as greyhounds, may be used to pursue a hare in coursing, where the greyhounds are marked as to their skill in coursing the hare (but are not intended to actually catch it), or the hare may be pursued with scent hounds such as beagles or harriers. Other sorts of foxhounds may also be used for hunting stags (deer) or mink. Deer stalking with rifles is carried out on foot without hounds, using stealth.

Available Books


Image Name
[Dog No. 14]
Ground Squirrel
Retriever on Wounded Bird
Chasing a Tiger Across a River
[Dog No. 18]
Ruby-Crowned Wren and Blue Jay
Varying Hare
Over The Zogi La
Ruffed Grouse or Pheasant
Baggage Yaks
Back Cover
Heather Burning
The Last Drive of the Season
Summer Duck
Title Page
The Wild Boar Catching a Tartar
[Dog No. 20]
Hog Shooting on the Banks of the Quad El Ahwena, in Tunisia
Tree'd by Elephants
Bringing Home the Jaat Man-Eater in Triumph
Front Cover
Driving a Bear Out of Sugar Canes
&34;The Scotch 'Black List'&34;
Screen Folded for Transport
The Lion - Assailed by Death in Three Shapes
Murdering the Lohareea Tigress
The Hangsman's Bank
Tiger Killed by Chance Shot near Maidah
&34;Getting the Wind&34;
Meadow-Lark and Snow Bird
Interior of the Kraal
Blue Crane and Hudsonian Godwit
[Dog No. 1]
Newfoundland Dog
The Ostrich - Sailing Under False Colours
Title Page
Back Cover
Hunting the Porcupine
Tulketh Hall and Town of Preston
Title Page
[Dog No. 13]
Title Page
Hunters Going Out in the Morning
Quals or Partridges
The Encounter in the Kraal
Wild Turkey
Penwortham, with the conclusion of a Battue
Mani Wall and Chortens Prayer Wall with Tombs
Shooting a Leopard
My Two Servants, Angelo and Nero
The Vale of Kibble
Smoking Out the Opossum
The Boar - Conquered at Last
Starting for the Chang La
Pine Finch and Purple Finch
Sport and Travel in Both Tibets [Map]
A Modern Lodge, Perthshire
Cougar or Panther
The Lower Ridding
The Crow Wood
The Horse - First Moment of Bondage
[Dog No. 15]
Great Horned Owl
Front Cover
Local Shikari
Title Page
Our Camp
(1) The Right Shot; (2) The Wrong Shot
The Landing at Colombo
The Wolf - The Noble Sacrifice
Title Page
America Porcupine
Snow Trout (14,500 Feet Above Sea Level)
The Dance
Belted King Fisher and Buffel Headed Duck
'The Valley of Death'
[Dog No. 3]
Tundook Ii and Goatherd
[Dog No. 8]
Great-Tailed Squirrel
Young Gannet and Adult Gannet
Hunting the Kangaroo
Red Flamingo
Front Cover


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