100+ Best Hunting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational hunting quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Hunting Quotes

I’m healthy, have a loving and adorable family, great hunting dogs, a gravity defying musical career and most importantly, fuzzy-headed idiots hate me. — Ted Nugent

Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance. — James Joyce

If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they’re all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That’s what’s called American fiction these days. — Albert Brooks

I’m learning to hunt with rifles, because if you think about it, hunting gets you the healthiest meat – organic, free-range food. It’s a totally yuppie spin on what I thought was kind of a redneck occupation. — Sarah Wayne Callies

I go on a hunting safari at least once a year to Botswana, which is fantastic because we have a huge area of wilderness entirely to ourselves. My island covers roughly 55 acres, which again I have to myself, with nearly half a kilometre of private beach with my own jetties and boats. — Wilbur Smith

I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing. — Norman Schwarzkopf

When a book of mine comes out, I instantly go hunting the net, not for praise, but for criticism, because that’s how you learn, from people who don’t have to be polite to you. — J. Michael Straczynski

The original purpose of the beards was to help with the wind when it’s blowing in your face. When you’re out there in the woods hunting like we are all the time, we found that facial hair helps you to stay a lot warmer. — Willie Robertson

The buying of time or space is not the taking out of a hunting license on someone else’s private preserve but is the renting of a stage on which we may perform. — Howard Gossage

In the cold and snow-rich Silesian winters, there were hour-long rides on Sundays in horse-drawn sleighs to my maternal grandparent’s farm to have lunch and to spend the afternoon. The house was a magnificent 18th-century manor house in the nearby Altgabel with a great hall that was decorated with hunting trophies. — Gunter Blobel

Anthologizing is a dusty sport, half antique hunting and half literary gossip fest, and I love it. — Michael Sims

You have to relax when you’re shooting an arrow. You can’t be tense. And that just helps, in your day-to-day life. — Stephen Amell

Mr. Janet Reno? I think Mr. Janet Reno… I think he’s one of the best hunting dogs in the world. — Ted Nugent

I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing and hunting with a close friend; and have owned two ranches, first in northern California and then in the state of Washington. — Douglass North

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. — W. C. Fields

The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience. — Gloria Swanson

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. — George Bernard Shaw

Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it. — Thomas Harris

I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him. — John Philip Sousa

What people don’t understand is this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing. There’s no other nation in the world where that happens. And it’s very much a part of our heritage. — Norman Schwarzkopf

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first. — Ernest Hemingway

Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before, and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o’clock. — Meriwether Lewis

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game. — Paul Rodriguez

I was the first journalist allowed on a hunting boat during harp seal season in almost 15 years. Around the late 1970s, white coat pups became the poster child for the anti-fur movement, and by the ’80s, the media was lambasting the hunters for killing them. — Brian Skerry

I don’t know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. — Joe Manchin

I’m an outdoors girl – I like to go fishing, riding four-wheelers, hunting. — Miranda Lambert

We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage. — Mark Udall

There’s an absolute surety to the hands-on conservation lifestyle of hunting, fishing and trapping where you know you’re going to consume today. — Ted Nugent

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. — Jimmy Buffett

Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead, but Ma did not want to leave the settled country. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

In the 45 years I’ve worked in casinos, I dreamed of being honored by an organization like the American Gaming Association, especially since I don’t even have a hunting license. — Don Rickles

You no more have the right to risk others by failing to vaccinate than you do by sending your child to school with a hunting knife. Vaccination isn’t a private choice but a civic obligation. — Nicholas Kristof

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness. — Mahatma Gandhi

I remember seeing war hero Jimmy Doolittle fly a Gee Bee racer there. He was my childhood hero. Many years later, I was lucky enough to go hunting with him. — Wally Schirra

Well, the first and only time I went hunting, I shot a deer, and it mortified me. I just couldn’t do it again. But I know a lot about guns, so I go to the gun range and stuff like that with friends sometimes. — Channing Tatum

Meteorite hunting is not for wimps. The best places to look are also the coldest and windiest. You need very old ice, and you need wind, lots of it, strong and unrelenting. Antarctica fits the bill. — Mary Roach

When you listen to radio and hear the same 20 or 25 songs, you start hunting down your CD’s. Waylon Jennings’ records were always around to listen to. — Randy Houser

Whenever I have a little time off, I try to go back to my farm in South Africa. I’ll spend time with my family and hunt antelope, kudu and springbok. During a 2010 hunting trip, I tore some ligaments in my ankle when I stepped in a hole. — Louis Oosthuizen

I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I’m not a gun advocate, but that’s the way I grew up. — Anson Mount

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you’ve known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night’s sleep? — Walter F. Mondale

I get highs, to be totally honest, in second-hand shops. My hunting instinct, I expect, really kicks in. — Bjork

My main aim is getting set up so that when I do quit, I can step away and re-evaluate what I want to do in life. Do I want to get to 50 years old and come back? Or will I just want to go home and be fishing, hunting, and working around the house? — Boo Weekley

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words. — Josh Billings

I was an only child of a father who loved me deeply, but we didn’t play catch, even though I was an athlete. We didn’t go fishing or hunting or any of the things I wanted to do. Why not? He just didn’t do that. — Charlie Rose

I’d come into filmmaking as a painter so, for me, making ‘Good Will Hunting’ was experimental because I didn’t know how to do it. — Gus Van Sant

Though so trifling, the success of our first Buffalo hunt gave us quite a social lift. — Ernest Thompson Seton

Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there’ll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don’t have configuration management, don’t have vulnerability management, don’t have patch management. — Kevin Mitnick

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing. — Ric Keller

You know, if you need 100 rounds to kill a deer, maybe hunting isn’t your sport. — Elayne Boosler

In 1998, I was screening ‘Good Will Hunting’ at Camp David. And I was saying, ‘Nice to meet you, Mr. President. Nice to meet you, Mrs. Clinton.’ Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, Senator Daschle. It was an extraordinary day. — Lawrence Bender

Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl. — Ernest Hemingway

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types. — Christopher Lasch

The only reason I played golf was so that I could afford to go hunting and fishing. — Sam Snead

All the companies I’ve worked for have this deep problem of devolving to something like the hunting and gathering cultures of 100,000 years ago. If businesses could find a way to invent ‘agriculture,’ we could put the world back together and all would prosper. — Alan Kay

It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales. — Wavy Gravy

Being a press secretary is like learning to type: You’re hunting and pecking for a while and then you find yourself doing the touch system and don’t realize it. You’re speaking for the president without ever having to go to him. — Larry Speakes

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye. — Hunter S. Thompson

Women are very attracted to a low voice because it’s linked to testosterone, which for millions of years was a sign that men had very good spacial skills and would have been very good at hunting and finding their way back home. — Helen Fisher

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth. — Marie Curie

I don’t oppose hunting in any way, shape or form. If that’s what you enjoy doing, you are free to do it. — Jesse Ventura

You can find, occasionally, some absolutely fantastic things in hunting shops. I’ve got one jacket that I just happened across which is a kind of unwashed leather – completely anonymous but absolutely special. — Norman Foster

The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or – somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither. — Kenneth Grahame

Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion. — Norman Schwarzkopf

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. — Ernest Hemingway

Being a die-hard Knicks fan, I remember hunting down these orange-and-blue Nikes that they only released in England. And I used to hunt for sneakers when I DJ’d in Japan. But then Nike flooded the market with a head-spinning array of color combinations and it just didn’t seem cool anymore. — Mark Ronson

When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible. — Dale Earnhardt

And every now and then people find the bugs, and they interpret those as cool failures in the Sims terms. For them it’s like a treasure hunt, you know. — Will Wright

I was a kid that grew up in the South and was always outdoors fishing and hunting and, you know, swimming in the pool during the summer. — Tye Sheridan

I got a job as soon as I could – 11 or 12. I started babysitting and then I got a part-time job at a pharmacy in England. I just remember loving the feeling of going out and buying my own clothes! I’d go bargain-hunting and get secondhand vintage stuff. — Natasha Bedingfield

Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns. — Rick Danko

Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses barechested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning. — Ben Shapiro

Because pandemics almost always begin with the transmission of an animal microbe to a human, it’s work that takes me all around the globe – from rain forest hunting camps of central Africa to wild animal markets of east Asia. — Nathan Wolfe

I had one of those light bulb ‘a ha’ moments while screening ‘Good Will Hunting’ in Camp David in 1998 – Madeleine Albright and the Clintons were there, and I just became really inspired by all of these amazing people. I left the screening asking myself what I could do. — Lawrence Bender

My best artist friend is definitely Jason Aldean. He and I really get along great and are really great friends. It’s fun to tour with a buddy and somebody that I just enjoy hanging out with. If we weren’t touring together, we’d be hunting in the off-season still and knocking around doing stuff, certainly. — Luke Bryan

I’m the old-fashioned type who prefers to meet a woman in a more normal setting. I don’t like to feel that I’m being hunted down. I’ve always liked to do my own hunting when it comes to meeting women. — George Clooney

All cultures are different. Some commit genocide. Some are uniquely peaceful. Some have enormous hunting festivals or annual stretches when nobody speaks. Some don’t use electricity. In American culture, we obsess about celebrities. We create them, build myths around them, and then hunt them and destroy them. I don’t know where its taking us or what it means but I know we do it. — Casey Affleck

I support gun safety measures, and I’ll tell you, I grew up in a family of gun owners and hunters, and I went hunting with my dad as a kid, and you know, I have deep respect for the Second Amendment and the culture of our country. — Eric Swalwell

My dad is very successful in his business. He’s always been big in having hobbies and having little ways to get away. He always made time for hunting and fishing. He always encouraged me to do it. — Luke Bryan

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

But on the other hand, I don’t actively seek out stories or hunt them down. — Russell Banks

You’re not allowed to step out of whatever the rules are, politically, or socially, and they’ll get you for it, they’ll hunt you down. That’s the really frightening thing. — Timothy West

Long after this wonderful event in the Earth’s history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing. — Harry Johnston

We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn’t a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It’s time now. — Cass Sunstein

Wild fish are under threat of extinction because they’re hunted to feed us. Yet land animals that we farm are under no threat of extinction. Shifting from hunting fish to farming fish – where the farmers have the incentive to keep their stocks healthy – could do a tremendous amount of good for wild fish. — Ramez Naam

I didn’t go to high school, and I didn’t go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability. — H. L. Hunt

Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers… clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun. — George Catlin

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. — Hunter S. Thompson

The perils of duck hunting are great- especially for the duck. — Walter Cronkite

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. — Andre Maurois

If I’m hunting down gifts, I like to buy locally. — Arabella Weir

I strongly believe that the Second Amendment creates an individual right to possess and use guns for purposes of both hunting and self-defense. — Cass Sunstein

Forcing companies to recruit away from the golf course might lead to the appointment of more women from NGOs and academia and medicine, all of whom are likely to understand such concepts as stewardship and sustainability much better than men picked from the usual hunting grounds. — Noreena Hertz

Folks have a common misconception that Mississippi is strictly a rural, outdoors state. While we are famous for our hunting, sport fishing and year-round golf, we also have leading manufacturers like Peavey Electronics and Viking Range Corp. — Gregg Harper

When you have a high-volume magazine or an assault weapon, you’re not hunting deer or protecting your home; you’re out to hunt people. — Mike Quigley

The doctor didn’t want me to play golf anymore and was worried about me fly-fishing. Golf is something I enjoy, but fly-fishing is a different thing: That’s religion. Hunting is religion for me. I didn’t want to give those up. — Tom Brokaw

Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions: the day was clear and pleasant, but last night was very cold and there was a white frost. — Meriwether Lewis

I ran around with the other youngsters, hunting, fishing and raising tadpoles and all the rest. — DeForest Kelley

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them. — John James Audubon

I spend most of hunting season at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have a pretty good supply in South Texas. I also love to hunt elk in Arizona, mule deer in Utah, and I’ve been to Canada to hunt caribou. — George Strait

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