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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
'Their worst Enemy' - Hen-house and Poultry on Stubble Field
[Dog No. 8]
Springtime on the Moors
The Lion - Assailed by Death in Three Shapes
Book Display
Ruffed Grouse or Pheasant
Title Page
Front Cover
Murdering the Lohareea Tigress
Sport and Travel in Both Tibets [Map]
Fishing in the Wular River
Varying Hare
Back Cover
Great Horned Owl
Back Cover
Over The Zogi La
The Encounter in the Kraal
Front Cover
(1) Good Nesting Ground; (2) Bad Nesting Ground
&34;Getting the Wind&34;
Title Page
The Hog Deer at Bay
A warm Slope that the Grouse love in the Springtime
Hunting the Porcupine
Warriors of New South Wales
Chasing a Tiger Across a River
Heather Burning
Camp in Pagong Nullah
Fishing No. 1
[Dog No. 7]
Our Camp
The Chase After a Hog
Title Page
Newfoundland Dog
West End of the Four-Acre
[Dog No. 13]
Partridge and Young
Death of the Fox
'Ware Chase'
Lieutenant Rice and the Tiger
Ptarmigan in Midwinter
America Porcupine
The Landing at Colombo
'A Fatal Mistake' - A Covey flying out to Sea
Beating Sugar Canes for a Hog
The Last Drive of the Season
Quals or Partridges
Hunting the Kangaroo
Tree'd by Elephants
French Partridge
Hog Shooting on the Banks of the Quad El Ahwena, in Tunisia
Humming Birds
A Modern Lodge, Perthshire
Elliot Being Seized
[Dog No. 4]
Smoking Out the Opossum
Order of Procession Following Up a Wounded Tiger
Panic at Deypoora
A Melee
Canvas-Back Duck and Red-Headed Duck
Baggage Yaks
Blashaw Dam
Heather Burning in long Strips
The Buffalo - A Miraculous Escape
Golden Winged Warbler and Indigo Bird
The Ostrich - Sailing Under False Colours
Back Cover
Kaffir's Mode of Attacking a Wagon
[Dog No. 2]
Front Cover
[Dog No. 11]
Woodcock Shooting
The Castle Hill
[Dog No. 9]
A sunk Butt
Tulketh Hall and Town of Preston
Scarlet Tanager and Blue-Eyed Yellow Warbler
The Hangsman's Bank
&34;The Scotch 'Black List'&34;
The Dead Tiger
Title Page
Tiger Killed by Chance Shot near Maidah
Meadow-Lark and Snow Bird
Great-Tailed Squirrel
[Dog No. 5]
Grouse on the Wing
Local Shikari
Back Cover
Goosander and Golden Eye


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