HUNTING BIG GAME: WHAT DO THE TERMS MEAN?
Technical definitions for the main three types of hunting.
TROPHY HUNTING The killing of wild animals for pleasure – frequently big game such as rhinos, elephants, bears and lions. The 'trophy' is a part of the animal (usually the head) kept as a souvenir. It is widely and legally practised under official government licence. CANNED HUNTING
An extreme form of trophy hunting where animals are bred on ranches and contained in small enclosures, increasing the likelihood of a hunter obtaining a kill. It is a fast-growing business in South Africa, and is also permitted in many US states.
The hunting of wild animals without the legal permission of whoever controls the land. Hunting is regulated by the government and therefore hunters must obtain permission and permits.