HUNT­ING BIG GAME: WHAT DO THE TERMS MEAN?

Tech­ni­cal def­i­ni­tions for the main three types of hunt­ing.

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Talking Point -

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.

POACH­ING

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.

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