Hunting Quotes

The gun that scatters too much does not bag the birds. The same principle applies to speech. The speaker that fires his force and emphasis at random into a sentence will not get results. Not every word is of special importance—therefore only certain words demand emphasis.

Back to my cabin and the early weeks of bird season with the wind off Lake Superior at over forty knots during a three-day blow, an autumnal torment that usually doesn’t happen until mid-October. Though my dog Rose is nearly eight years old she doesn’t recognize the meaning of bad weather. She watched me pack […]

All are not hunters who blow the horn.

At a party recently I was describing the improbable skills of a very large mixed-blod (Objiway) hunter and fisherman I know who at times will drink a full bottle of whiskey with his dinner which is admittedly a bit much. A bright young woman, a sociologist out of the University of Michigan, said my friend […]

On the other side of the smudgy coin the forces of antihunting sem to be increasing, but then this effort is fueled largely by the idea that there is a sacred monoethic by which we all might live. If I readily admit that fully half of all hunters are swinish and regularly betray all notions […]

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.

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.

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is full of considerable interest to outdoor-minded readers, as it contains many passages on pheasant raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways to control vermin and other chores and duties of the professional gamekeeper. Unfortunately, one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material in order to discover and savour these […]

Humankind can generally be divided into hunters and people who cope with the consequences.

I have now learned, by hunting, to perceive, that it is no diversion at all, nor ever takes a man out of himself for a moment: the dogs have less sagacity than I could have prevailed on myself to suppose; and the gentlemen often call to me not to ride over them. It is very […]