90 Hunting Quotes And Sayings To Inspire All Hunters


Looking for inspirational quotes about hunting? We have rounded the best collection of hunting quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, status, and messages (with images and pictures) which all hunters who have a love for animals and the outdoors might relate to.

True hunters and outdoorsmen say that they see the sport as a tradition that tests their skills and abilities. To a hunter, it isn’t about the act of killing but rather survival and outwitting ­their prey. They are passionate about nature and wildlife.

Some animal advocates, might think, it’s just about killing the animal, but a real hunter respects its prey and follows the laws and regulations. Some popular hunting includes deer, duck, goose, rabbit, bear, and more.

Hunting Quotes

  1. “Keep calm and go hunting.”
    Hunting Quotes
    Hunting Quotes
  2. “I like big bucks and I cannot lie.”
  3. “If it flies, it dies. If it hops it drops.”
  4. “There’s no season like deer season.”
  5. “My family tree has a deer stand in it.”
  6. “I’ll never apologize for being a hunter.”
    Short Hunting Quotes
    Short Hunting Quotes
  7. “If I’ve gone missing, I’ve gone hunting.”
  8. “Every day is a good day when you hunt.”
    Hunting Captions For Instagram
    Hunting Captions For Instagram
  9. “Life is short. Call in late and go hunting.”
  10. “Love has 4 letters. So does deer and hunt.”
    Deer hunting Sayings
    Deer hunting Sayings
  11. “Country girls don’t retreat, they just reload.”
  12. “Hunting is about the journey not the outcome.”
    Quotes About Hunting
    Quotes About Hunting
  13. “Father and daughter. Hunting partners for life.”
    Family Hunting Quotes
    Family Hunting Quotes
  14. “Everybody wants to eat but few are willing to hunt.”
    Hunting Quotes About Life
    Hunting Quotes About Life
  15. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  16. “Lions don’t dream of hunting, they just go and hunt.”
    Hunting Quotes Wallpaper
    Hunting Quotes Wallpaper
  17. “Sometimes hunting is the only thing that makes sense.”
  18. “Some men are merely hunting; others are turkey hunting.”
  19. “Hunting is not a hobby. It’s a post apocalyptic survival skill.”
  20. “Fishing solves most of my problem. Hunting solves the rest.”
    Funny Hunting Quotes
    Funny Hunting Quotes
  21. “Opening day of hunting season should be a national holiday.”
  22. “Hunting is not a “Blood Sport” it is a sport that is in my blood.”
    Best Hunting Quotes
    Best Hunting Quotes
  23. “Rifles, racks and deer tracks, that’s what little boys are made of.”
  24. “Fishing poles and hunting gear, dreams of bass and big ole deer.”
  25. “Nothing clears a troubled mind like shooting a bow.” – Fred Bear
  26. “Jingle bells, shotgun shells, time to kill a buck.” – Earl Dibbles Jr.
  27. “A gun is like a woman, son — it’s all how you hold her.” – Rhett Atkins
  28. “Imagine life without hunting. Now slap yourself and never do it again.”
  29. “The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind.” – Fred Bear
  30. “You let me hunt is like saying you let me breathe.” – Jase (Duck Dynasty)
  31. “I don’t always tell people where I hunt, but when I do, it’s a lie.” – Dos Equis
  32. “The No. 1 rule of duck hunting is to go where the ducks are.” – Jose Robertson
  33. “Girls who like hunting, fishing and guns aren’t weird. They’re a gift from God.”
  34. “To hunt successfully, you must know your ground, your pack and your quarry.”
    Famous Hunting Quotes
    Famous Hunting Quotes
  35. “The couple that hunts together stays together… or kills each other, one of the two…”
  36. “Wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  37. “If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it.” – Fred Bear
  38. “It’s better to sit in a tree thinking about God than to sit in Church thinking about hunting.”
  39. “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” – Henry David Thoreau
    Greatest Hunting Quotes
    Greatest Hunting Quotes
  40. “My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell my hunting gear for what I said I paid for it.”
  41. “In hunting – as in life – sometimes the things you need most isn’t the thing you went looking for.”
    Hunting Sayings
    Hunting Sayings
  42. “Don’t get much better than fall. Bring on the camo, ammo, ducks, and bucks.” – Earl Dibbles, Jr.
  43. “Sunday for me always use to be father’s day, it was the day when both of us went hunting all day.”
  44. “Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.” – Paul Rodriguez
  45. “I’m an outdoors girl – I like to go fishing, riding four-wheelers and hunting.” – Miranda Lambert
  46. “Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
  47. “You know, if you need 100 rounds to kill a deer, maybe hunting isn’t your sport.” – Elayne Boosler
  48. “You can see the true heart of a man when you’re out in the woods with a weapon.” – Jase Robertson
  49. “A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.” – Fred Bear
  50. “There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.” – Charles Dickens
  51. “I vow to always love hunting season… I mean I vow to always love you. Even during hunting season.”
  52. “You can learn more about bow hunting a deer in a week than a gun hunter will learn in his entire life.”
  53. “If God wanted us to be vegetarians, he would have made broccoli more fun to shoot.” – Earl Dibbles, Jr.
  54. “The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.” — Sam Snead
  55. “A duck call in the hands of the unskilled is one of the conservation’s greatest assets.” – Nash Buckingham
  56. “A hunter should be well acquainted with his hunting backgrounds, one miss and he could suffer a fortune.”
  57. “Hunting, fishing and archery occupied my every moment. Cared I knew not and cared naught about them.”
  58. “Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians — except for the occasional mountain lion steak.” — Ted Nugent
  59. “The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.” — Proverbs 12:27 (Bible Verse)
  60. “I never knew a man that hunted quail that didn’t come out of it a little politer by comparison.” — Robert Ruark
  61. “Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.” – Fred Bear
  62. “Hunting teaches you, patience, discipline, ethics, sustainability, appreciation, confidence, perseverance, hard work.”
    Deer hunting Quotes
    Deer hunting Quotes
  63. “Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.” — Ernest Hemingway
  64. “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the gods must clearly smile on hunting.” – Aristotle
  65. “In this family, we aim for the game, we wear camo, we respect our rifles, we prey before meals, we lock and load and we never miss.”
  66. “The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.” – P.G. Wodehouse
  67. “In race between lion and deer, many times deer wins. Because lion runs for food and deer for life. “Purpose is more important than need.”
    Inspirational Hunting Quotes
    Inspirational Hunting Quotes
  68. “If there is a sacred moment in the ethical pursuit of game, it is the moment you release the arrow or touch off the fatal shot.” – Jim Posewitz
  69. “If I feel free when I hunt, then when I write about hunting I genuinely reproduce that pleasant feeling. I am almost free.” – Miguel Delibes
  70. “The truth is… I’m always saddened when I kill an animal. It’s not remorse I feel, I know why I’m a hunter. It’s out of respect.” – Donnie Vincent
  71. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” – John James Audubon
  72. “It’s about the adventure of being in the center of nature and wildlife, and being grateful to be alive and awake in God’s cathedral.” — Eva Shockey
  73. “Hunting is a relic of barbarism that once thirsted for human blood, but is now content with the blood of animals.” — Christian Nestell Bovee
  74. “Fortunately, as it pertains to guns, my dad and uncle introduced me to guns the way it needs to be done: smart, slow and safe.” — Ted Nugent
  75. “I am my father’s daughter. It was not up to me growing up. I was his hunting and fishing buddy, so I’ve been shooting my whole life.” — Amber Heard
  76. “God grant me serenity. To accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know when to just go hunting.”
  77. “Now, therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.” — Genesis 27:3, (Bible Verse)
  78. “Respect your prey: Many native American tribes would forbid a hunter from celebrating his kill, it was thought to insult the animals spirit and would bring bad luck.”
  79. “When a hunter is in a treestand with moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God.” – Fred Bear
  80. “There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and like it, never care for anything else thereafter.” – Ernest Hemingway
  81. “The hunting partnership between man and dog developed thousands of years ago and from it came a deep bond of affection. I suspect it was the dog’s idea.” – Aaron Fraser
  82. “The old man used to say that the best part of hunting and fishing was the thinking about going and the talking about it after you got back.” — Robert Ruark, The Old Man and the Boy
  83. “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
  84. “”We wake up while everyone is sound asleep, walk through the mud and water carrying our gear, sit in the freezing rain for hours all for just moments of madness.” We are waterfowlers.”
  85. “You might as well learn that a man who catches fish or shoots game has got to make it fit to eat before he sleeps. Otherwise it’s all a waste and a sin to take it if you can’t use it.” — Robert Ruark
  86. “When done under the rules of good sportsmanship duck hunting is a culmination of art, skill, and scientific endeavor. It is also an act of love, for who loves the birds more than the hunter?” – Bob Hinnan
  87. “Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.” – Fred Bear
  88. “’The best thing about hunting and fishing,’ the Old Man said, ‘is that you don’t have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.’” — Robert Ruark
  89. “But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need – if only we had eyes to see.” – Edward Abbey
  90. “A Hunter’s Prayer: We pray our sight be straight and our aim be true. We pray for no pain to the game we pursue. We thank thee Lord for this land. We thank thee for the sights in our stands. We pray for safety one and all. We pray we may return next fall.” – S. Elliot
  91. “A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than that of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.” – Aldo Leopold
  92. “I did not mind killing anything, any animal, if I killed it cleanly, they all had to die and my interference with the nightly and the seasonal killing that went on all the time was very minute and I had no guilty feeling at all. We ate the meat and kept the hides and horns.” – Ernest Hemingway
  93. “Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter’s horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club, and then with spear, and then with bow, and then with gun, and finally with formulae.” — Robert Ruark, Horn of the Hunter
  94. I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature’s way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.” – Fred Bear
  95. “I am proud to have been born in Iowa. Through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy, it was a place of adventure and daily discoveries – the wonder of the growing crops, the excitements of the harvest, the journeys to the woods for nuts and hunting, the joys of snowy winters, the comfort of the family fireside, of good food and tender care.” – Herbert Hoover
  96. “Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation, – these are the normal endings of the stately and beautiful creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness;…Life is hard and cruel for all the lower creatures, and for man also in what the sentimentalists call a “state of nature.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  97. Hunting and fishing involve killing animals with devices (such as guns) for which animals have not evolved natural defenses. No animal on Earth has adequate defense against a human armes with a gun, a bow and arrow, a trap that can maim, a snare that can strangle, or a fishing lure designed for the sole purpose of fooling fish into thinking they have found something to eat.” – Marc Bekoff
  98. “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.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  99. “The true trophy hunter is a self-disciplined perfectionist seeking a single animal, the ancient patriarch well past his prime that is often an outcast from his own kind… If successful, he will enshrine the trophy in a place of honor. This is a more noble and fitting end than dying on some lost and lonely ledge where the scavengers will pick his bones, and his magnificent horns will weather away and be lost forever.” – Elgin Gates
  100. “Maybe stalking the woods is as vital to the human condition as playing music or putting words to paper. Maybe hunting has as much of a claim on our civilized selves as anything else. After all, the earliest forms of representational art reflect hunters and prey. While the arts were making us spiritually viable, hunting did the heavy lifting of not only keeping us alive, but inspiring us. To abhor hunting is to hate the place from which you came, which is akin to hating yourself in some distant, abstract way.” ― Steven Rinella
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