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Hunting, shooting and fishing

angling

noun

the sport of catching fish

bag

verb

to catch and kill an animal that you are hunting

bait

verb

to put food on a hook or in a trap in order to attract and catch fish, birds, or other animals

big game

noun

large wild animals such as lions that people hunt as a sport

bite

verb

if a fish bites, it eats the food that you have put on the hook in order to catch it

bite

noun

a pull at the hook when you are fishing, made by a fish trying to take the bait on the hook

blood sports

noun

activities such as hunting that involve killing animals or birds

capture

verb

to catch an animal

cast

verb

to swing a fishing rod forward so that the end of the line falls into the water

cast

verb

to throw a fishing net into the water

cast

noun

the action of swinging a fishing line or net into the water

catch

verb

to stop an animal, bird, or insect and prevent it from escaping, especially using a trap

catch

verb

to hunt and stop an animal in order to kill and eat it

catch

verb

to get a fish from a river, lake, or the ocean, using a fishing net or rod

catch

noun

an amount of fish that have been caught

closed season

noun

the period of the year when it is illegal for people to kill animals or catch fish for pleasure

close season

noun

the closed season

cockfight

noun

an organized fight between two male chickens with sharp metal spurs on their feet. Cockfights are illegal in many countries.

course

verb

to use dogs to chase rabbits or hares as a sport

cull

noun

an act of culling animals

dogfight

noun

a fight between dogs that has been organized for people to watch

falconry

noun

the activity or skill of training falcons to hunt

ferret

verb

to hunt for rabbits or rats with a ferret

field sports

noun

activities that involve catching or killing animals, birds, or fish for enjoyment

fish

verb

to try to catch fish, for example using a net or a fishing rod

fish

verb

to catch fish in a particular area of water

fishing

noun

the sport or business of catching fish

fly fishing

noun

the activity of catching fish by using artificial flies on the end of a fishing line

fox-hunting

noun

an activity in which people on horses chase a fox with dogs that are trained to catch and kill it. Fox-hunting is now illegal in the U.K.

game

noun

wild animals, birds, and fish that people hunt, usually for food

harpoon

verb

to hit a whale or big fish with a harpoon

haul

noun

the amount of fish caught in a net

hook

verb

to catch a fish with a hook

hunt

verb

to kill animals for food or for their skin or other parts, or for sport

hunt out

to look for and kill a type of animal until there are no more or very few left

hunt

noun

the activity of looking for and killing animals

hunt

noun

mainly in the U.K., an occasion when people on horses chase foxes as a sport. The people who do this are also known as the hunt.

hunting

noun

the activity of chasing and killing wild animals

hunting

noun

connected with or used for hunting

hunting ground

noun

a place where people or animals can find their prey (=the animals they hunt and kill)

ice fishing

noun

the activity of fishing through a hole in the ice on a river or lake

kill

noun

an act in which a hunted animal is killed

land

verb

to catch a fish and pull it out of the water

lasso

verb

to catch an animal using a lasso

meet

noun

in the U.K., an occasion when a group of people riding horses hunt foxes

net

verb

to catch a fish or other animal in a net

open season

noun

a period of time when the law allows people to hunt particular animals or to catch fish

overfishing

noun

fishing that damages a river or an area of sea because too many fish are caught

pack

noun

a group of hounds (=dogs) that are trained to hunt together

poach

verb

to illegally catch or kill an animal, bird, or fish on someone else’s property

reel in

to bring a fish toward you by turning the reel of a fishing rod

scent

noun

the smell that an animal or person has, which some animals can follow

season

noun

a period of the year when a sport that involves catching or killing animals is allowed

shoot

verb

to hunt animals using guns, or to fire guns for pleasure

shoot

noun

an occasion when people shoot animals for sport

shoot

noun

a place where people shoot animals

shrimping

noun

the activity of catching shrimp for eating

snare

verb

to catch an animal using a snare

spoor

noun

the smell or signs that an animal leaves on the ground that can be followed by someone who is hunting the animal

stalk

verb

to hunt a person or animal by following them without being seen

trail

noun

a smell or series of marks left by an animal

trap

verb

to catch an animal using a trap

trawl

verb

to catch fish by pulling a large net behind a boat

troll

verb

to try to catch fish using a fishing line tied to the back of a boat

whale

verb

to hunt whales

whaling

noun

the activity of hunting whales

cockfighting

noun

fox-hunt

noun

an easy target

an animal that can be attacked and killed easily

in full cry

if a group of dogs hunting an animal are in full cry, they are chasing it in a very enthusiastic and noisy way

on the hoof

not yet killed for eating

out of season

at a time when catching or killing an animal is not allowed

spring a trap

if an animal springs a trap, the trap closes on the animal so that it is caught

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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