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Animals To Hunt For

Hunting is the art of pursuing animals with the intent of capturing or killing them. The aim of this art is either for sport, for food, or for monetary gain, and many people all over the world enjoy hunting.

For some people, they simply enjoy it as a hobby. Others prefer to catch their meat, and others use it for trade purposes only. Whatever the goal is, one has to know how to handle a shotgun or a bow and arrow; know what animals to pursue, and depending on which part of the world, a permit might be needed as well.

Hunting animals can be divided into two categories namely big game and small game. Big game involves creatures such as elks, deer, buffaloes and bears. While small game will include different types of birds, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels.

Also depending on the purpose, one can decide to engage in and focus on a type of category. For instance, if the aim is solely for money, fury creatures such as the leopards, beavers, mink and foxes might be hunted just for their furs, and their skin will be sold for the use of coats, shoes and other items of clothing.

Some of the most hunted birds are pheasants, ducks, geese, quail and turkeys. Other most hunted big game in several parts of the world are the wild boars, moose and deer or predatory types such as coyotes, lions and tigers.

Other creatures hunted for are foxes, rabbits, groundhogs and raccoons. These are mostly considered as pests because they tend to destroy farming crops, so farmers tend to kill them in order to minimize damage to their farms.

Here are some other animal species in other parts of the world that hunters look for. These are most hunted for various reasons:

Elephants
Baboons
Jackals
Bush Pigs
Alligators and Crocodiles
Giraffes

Most of these can be found in the African safaris and are likely hunted for trade of their skin or tusks. Keep in mind that some of these species are endangered and should not be hunted by anyone!

Animals to Hunt For in North America (USA and Canada)

Here is a list of all the animals that can be hunted for in the region of North America. If you have any additions, please leave a comment!

Big Game

Mule deer
Whitetail deer
Moose
Elk
Caribou
Wild boar
Big horn sheep
Javelinas
Bison of buffalo (They were hunted almost to extinction in the 19th and early 20th century which is why they are illegal to hunt nowadays in most parts of North America)

Other Game

Hare
Rabbit
Raccoon
Squirrel
Opossum
Fox
Beaver
Mink
Bobcat
Muskrat

Predators

Bear
Coyote
Mountain lion
Cougar

Birds

Grouse
Pheasant
Quail
Turkey
Duck
Goose

Don’t forget that you need a hunting license for most of these animals. See our article on Hunting Licenses in the US and Hunting Regulations for more information.

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