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Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping any animal, or pursuing or tracking it with the intent of doing so. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, to remove predators which are dangerous to humans or domestic animals, or for trade. In the 2010s, 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 can also be a means of pest control. Hunting advocates state that hunting can be a necessary component of modern wildlife management, for example, to help maintain a population of healthy animals within an environment's ecological carrying capacity when natural checks such as predators are absent or very rare. However, hunting has also heavily contributed to the endangerment, extirpation and extinction of many animals.
The pursuit, capture and release, or capture for food of fish is called fishing, which is not commonly categorised as a form of hunting. It is also not considered hunting to pursue animals without intent to kill them, as in wildlife photography, birdwatching, or scientific research activities which involve tranquilizing and/or tagging of animals or birds. The practice of foraging or gathering materials from plants and mushrooms is also considered separate from hunting.
Skillful tracking and acquisition of an elusive target has caused the word hunt to be used in the vernacular as a metaphor, as in treasure hunting, "bargain hunting", and even "hunting down corruption and waste".

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  1. Not BATFE

    Bushnell x30 6-24x50mm Riflescope

    Like new Bushnell x30 6-24x50mm Riflescope. 30mm tube. capped 1/8 MOA elevation and windage turrets. Does have some scratches around the magnification ring. There was a cheap 3d printed throw lever that was mounted when I got it, but tossed it. Glass is 100%. Has Butler Creek flip up covers...
  2. A

    Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic with Leupold VXR - Hunting Package

    For Sale: . Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic DBM - 30-06 . Leupold VX-R 4-12 x 40mm CDS - Illuminated Duplex . 20rds Remington Core-Lokt 180grain . 20rds Barnes VOR-TX 168grain . 35rds Barnes VOR-TX 180grain . 30rds Hornady ELD-X 178grain . Rifle has been shot less than 100rds. Great hunting...
  3. tomcat

    Suzuki drz400sm with warp 9 dirt setup Street legal

    I have a like new drz400sm with 21/18” wheels warp 9 wheels that are new New tires bike only has 1900 miles on it clean title good tags Street legal ready to ride never put down no marks on the bike super clean asking $5000 obo will take part trades for Quality guns , or 15-18’ aluminum deep...
  4. KRaven

    Savage 111 BTH

    I have a Savage 111 BTH .30-06 Maintained well, lightly used. (never taken a trip through the woods) Asking $600 OBO TRADES: lever action 45-70 GOVT Have plenty of .30-06 ammo I can through in. (Golden Bear) (will update with actual quantity later)
  5. tracop

    870 barrel, threaded for chokes. . . 12g

    Hey Folks, I'm hoping to swap out the barrel on my 870 for one that will accept screw in chokes. 24-28 inches. I'm located in Portland. Hit me up. Thank you kindly! -Eric
  6. glockguy

    Ruger 10/22 new with scope

    Ruger 1022 brand new with weaver 3-9x40 scope I'll toss in 2 boxes of ammo 330 out the door. Deal can be done at my ffl in Lebanon. Not looking for any trades.
  7. T

    Am I correct that "illuminated" rifle scopes are illegal for big game hunting in Oregon?

    Was thinking that I'd pick up a 4 x 12 rifle scope with an illuminated "cross hair red dot" but think I read a reference that "illuminated" scopes were illegal. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
  8. thorborg

    Washington  I-666 B.C. for hunting license

    New Washington state Bill I-666 introduced requiring Background check and 2 year waiting period for hunting license. Also considering PETA certified bullets currently only available in 22 short rimfire. :rolleyes::s0002::s0037: