Bas-relief of early amusements at the amphitheatre.

Amphitheatrical Amusements

Bas-relief of early amusements at the amphitheatre.

An Indian huning arrow.

Hunting Arrow

An Indian huning arrow.

"Assyrian bas-relief. Part of a Lion-hunt, from Nimrud." —D'Anvers, 1895

Assyrian bas-relief

"Assyrian bas-relief. Part of a Lion-hunt, from Nimrud." —D'Anvers, 1895

An illustration of a cat hunting a mother hen and baby chicks.

Cat Hunting Chicks

An illustration of a cat hunting a mother hen and baby chicks.

Diana, attired for the chase.

Diana

Diana, attired for the chase.

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

Duck Shooting

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

A golden eagle carrying off a rabbit.

Golden Eagle

A golden eagle carrying off a rabbit.

"Egyptian noble hunting waterfowl on the Nile with the "throwstick' (a boomerang). The birds rise from a group of papyrus reeds, -- Egyptian relief; after Maspero." -West 1904

Egyptian noble hunting waterfowl

"Egyptian noble hunting waterfowl on the Nile with the "throwstick' (a boomerang). The birds rise from…

A falcon attacking a gazelle's face.

Falcon Attacking a Gazelle

A falcon attacking a gazelle's face.

An illustration of a group of men riding horses and fox hunting.

Fox Hunting

An illustration of a group of men riding horses and fox hunting.

An illustration of a man on one knee preparing to shoot a geese that is flying overhead.

Geese Hunting

An illustration of a man on one knee preparing to shoot a geese that is flying overhead.

The Goshawk (Astur palumbarius) is a hawk abundant in the forest regions of northern Europe and Canada, but rarely seen southward, except occasionally in winter. The upper part of the body is ash-brown, with four broad dark bands on the tail; the under part white, barred with black. The bird is bold and rapacious, and remarkable for the skillful turns by means of which it follows every movement of the quarry. It was one of the favorite hawks in falconry.

Goshawk

The Goshawk (Astur palumbarius) is a hawk abundant in the forest regions of northern Europe and Canada,…

An illustration of a hawk swooping down to capture a baby chick.

Hawk Capturing a Chick

An illustration of a hawk swooping down to capture a baby chick.

A group of falconers in the Middle Ages.

Hawking party

A group of falconers in the Middle Ages.

A medieval hunting horn with the tablature in use in the 14th century.

Medieval Hunting Horn

A medieval hunting horn with the tablature in use in the 14th century.

An image of a man using rope to hunt birds.

Hunting Birds

An image of a man using rope to hunt birds.

"The hunting scenes are very numerous among their paintings, and the devices for capturing birds and beasts seem to have been as vaarious as they are in modern times." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian hunting party

"The hunting scenes are very numerous among their paintings, and the devices for capturing birds and…

An illustration of a man hunting rabbits with two dogs.

Man Hunting with Dogs

An illustration of a man hunting rabbits with two dogs.

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." — Lardner, 1885

Egyptian hunting

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." — Lardner, 1885

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of followers led by a master of foxhounds, who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.

Fox Hunting

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox, traditionally…

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of followers led by a master of foxhounds, who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.

Fox Hunting

Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox, traditionally…

An illustration of a group of men walking through a field holding shotguns.

Group of Men Hunting

An illustration of a group of men walking through a field holding shotguns.

An illustration of a group of men shooting gamefowl.

Group of Men Hunting

An illustration of a group of men shooting gamefowl.

An illustration of two hounds chasing a rabbit with the owner chasing the hounds.

Rabbit Hunting

An illustration of two hounds chasing a rabbit with the owner chasing the hounds.

A painting titled Lion-hunt from the North-west Palace at Nimrud.

Lion Hunt

A painting titled Lion-hunt from the North-west Palace at Nimrud.

An illustration of an adult man holding a rifle in front of his body.

Man and Rifle

An illustration of an adult man holding a rifle in front of his body.

An illustration of a man carrying a container with his rifle on his back and with a large knife in his belt loop.

Man Hunting

An illustration of a man carrying a container with his rifle on his back and with a large knife in his…

An illustration of to men hunting near a river.

Two Men Hunting

An illustration of to men hunting near a river.

The merlin, a small type of falcon, easily domesticated.

Merlin

The merlin, a small type of falcon, easily domesticated.

"The American buffalo, or more properly <em>bison</em>, is an object of great importance to the hunters and travellers in the western regions of this continent." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Native Americans hunting

"The American buffalo, or more properly bison, is an object of great importance to the hunters…

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Norse Arrowhead

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Norse Arrowhead

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Norse Arrowhead

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Norse Arrowhead

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

Norse Arrowhead

Old stone relic of Norse warfare

An ostrich being pursued by a hunter.

Ostrich

An ostrich being pursued by a hunter.

"Petits! Petits! Petits! Foraging in an Enemy's Country. From the drawing by Horace Vernet." -Rees, 1894

Petits! Petits! Petits! Foraging in an Enemy's Country

"Petits! Petits! Petits! Foraging in an Enemy's Country. From the drawing by Horace Vernet." -Rees,…

Reynard the Fox hunting Laprell the rabbit after pretending to be a peaceful pilgrim.

Reynard the Fox: Hunting Laprell

Reynard the Fox hunting Laprell the rabbit after pretending to be a peaceful pilgrim.

Reynard the Fox taunts Bruin the Bear who is hurt after getting his head stuck in a tree to get honey.

Reynard the Fox: Taunting Bruin

Reynard the Fox taunts Bruin the Bear who is hurt after getting his head stuck in a tree to get honey.

An illustration of a chipping sparrow hunting beet worms.

Chipping Sparrow Hunting Worms

An illustration of a chipping sparrow hunting beet worms.

An illustration of people harvesting a whale.

Whale Harvesting

An illustration of people harvesting a whale.

A carnivorous mammal that lives and hunts in packs.

Wolf

A carnivorous mammal that lives and hunts in packs.

An illustration of a wolf hunting rabbits.

Wolf Hunting Rabbits

An illustration of a wolf hunting rabbits.

A woman mounted on horseback.

Woman on horseback

A woman mounted on horseback.