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Quotes That Inspire Us to Hunt

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Quotes about hunting can be inspirational and give us even more reason to love our sport. 

Avid hunters come in all forms, including famous and historical figures. While we know why we love hunting, we’ve highlighted quotes from nine famous hunters explaining their love of the sport.

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

What people don’t understand is this is something 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 is no other nation in the world where that happens. And it’s very much a part of our heritage.

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James Swan, In Defense of Hunting

The emotions that good hunters need to cultivate are love and service more than courage. The sentiments of the hunt then become translated into art.

Aristotle

If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.

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Rabbi Chaim Potok

All the sounds of this valley run together into one great echo, a song that is sung by all the spirits of this valley. Only a hunter hears it.

Charles Fergus, Author

Hunting has opened the earth to me and let me sense the rhythms and hierarchies of nature.

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President Theodore Roosevelt

In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. the excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wild life, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.

Sir Walter Scott, Scottish playwright and poet

Merry it is in the good greenwood, When the mavis and merle are singing, When the deer sweeps by, and the hounds are in cry, And the hunter’s horn is ringing.

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Sitting Bull

I will remain what I am until I die, a hunter, and when there are no buffalo or other game I will send my children to hunt and live on prairie mice, for where an Indian is shut up in one place his body becomes weak.

Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter 

You’re far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building.

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Quotes That Inspire Us to Hunt