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    300x300px An illustration of boar hunting from the Tacuinum Sanitatis (a medieval handbook on health and wellbeing; 14th century) Velázquez's portrait of Cardinal Fernando, Infante of Spain and Governor General of the Southern Spanish Netherlands, with his hunting dog and gun (). Giuseppe Castiglione: The Qianlong Emperor Hunting Hare, 1755 George Stubbs: Cheetah with Two Indian Attendants and a Stag, 1765 A family bird-hunting, by Antonio Cabral Bejarano, 1838 Maratha hunting party from India, 1887Hunting 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 are 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. Hunting has long been a practice used to procure meat for human consumption.

  • Bowhunting

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    A wounded lion, detail of Ashurbanipal's lion hunt bas-relief from Nineveh. This lion has suffered multiple arrow hits and is losing blood from its mouth.Bowhunting (or bow hunting) 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.

  • Deer hunting

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    A Neolithic painting of deer hunting from Spain. A Roman mosaic depicting the goddess Diana deer hunting.Deer hunting is meat hunting or sport hunting for deer, which dates back tens of thousands of years. There are many types of deer around the world that are hunted.

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