Artemis and the stag

Artemis

Artemis and the stag

Artemis and the stag

Artemis

Artemis and the stag

An ancient Assyrian wall relief, depicting two hunters on a chariot.

Assyrian Chariot Wall Relief

An ancient Assyrian wall relief, depicting two hunters on a chariot.

An ancient Assyrian wall relief, showing four hunters.

Assyrian Wall Relief

An ancient Assyrian wall relief, showing four hunters.

A frame with many different species of birds.

Bird frame

A frame with many different species of birds.

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

Daniel Boone

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

Daniel Boone

(1734-1820) Archetype of the American frontiersman.

Orion or the Hunter constellation.

Orion

Orion or the Hunter constellation.

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

Diana

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

Sacrifice to Diana

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

A high-born, noblewoman rides a stallion while holding a falcon perched on her right hand. She is wearing a falconry glove and holds the horses reins in her left hand. She is wearing the traditional dress for the upper class during the late Middle Ages, or Medieval period, including a piece of fabric wrapped over her head and down around her neck. The ends of the fabric fly out over her shoulders as she rides. Only the front hooves of the horse are visible. A man on horseback follows her in the background.

Falconry as Practiced by a Noblewoman of the Middle Ages on Horseback

A high-born, noblewoman rides a stallion while holding a falcon perched on her right hand. She is wearing…

Hunter with an owl

Hunter

Hunter with an owl

A solitary hunter in a cold region, with an eagle and dog for companions.

Hunter with Eagle and Dog

A solitary hunter in a cold region, with an eagle and dog for companions.

"Hounds were also used to pursue game, as may be perceived from the subjoined representation of a huntsman carry home his prey." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian hunter

"Hounds were also used to pursue game, as may be perceived from the subjoined representation of a huntsman…

A boy hunting after a rabbit.

Hunting

A boy hunting after a rabbit.

"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…

A hunter shooting a lion.

Lion

A hunter shooting a lion.

An ostrich being pursued by a hunter.

Ostrich

An ostrich being pursued by a hunter.

"Pan the Hunter" — Gayley, 1893

Pan Hunter

"Pan the Hunter" — Gayley, 1893

Rabbits throwing snowballs at a hunter trapped in the snow.

Rabbit Revenge

Rabbits throwing snowballs at a hunter trapped in the snow.

Rabbits disguised as royalty to hide from a hunter.

Rabbits

Rabbits disguised as royalty to hide from a hunter.

The Hunter's screw is formed of two screws, a larger and a smaller. The former being screwed internally to allow the latter to screw into it.

Hunter's Screw-press

The Hunter's screw is formed of two screws, a larger and a smaller. The former being screwed internally…

A hunter, shepherd, and farmers working on the shore.

Shore Scene

A hunter, shepherd, and farmers working on the shore.

"A weapon consisting of a penetrating head attached to a long shaft of wood, designed to be thrust by or launched from the hand at an enemy or at game." —Whitney, 1889
<p>Illustration of two different hunting spears. The spear on the left has a long handle and a simple arrowhead. The spear on the right has a shorter handle and a crosspiece at the base of the blade with a curved blade attached.

Hunting Spears from the 15th or 16th Century

"A weapon consisting of a penetrating head attached to a long shaft of wood, designed to be thrust by…

<i>Arachnothera magna</i>. Also called a spider-catcher, the Streaked Spiderhunter is "a bird that catches spiders...They are small creeper-like birds with long bills, and belong to the family <i>Nectariniidae</i>." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>A bird with a long, pointed, thin beak, sitting on a branch.

Streaked Spiderhunter

Arachnothera magna. Also called a spider-catcher, the Streaked Spiderhunter is "a bird that catches…