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    Hunting and fishing

    hunting to outwit
    a hunter, huntsmancunning
    to hunt downa snare
    a houndto snare
    a pack of houndsto load a gun
    fox-huntinga cartridge
    to go huntinga cartridge belt
    to go shootingto hit
    a game licenceto miss
    to raise gameto aim
    a gamekeeperto level
    a poacherto fire
    the gamegunshot
    to chase, to pursuegame bag
    to be trappeda burrow

    a wild beast
    a doe
    a stag, a deer
    a reindeer
    a roe deer
    a fox
    a hare
    a wild rabbit
    a boar
    a ferret
    a grouse
    a partridge
    a pheasant


    • It's open/close season
    • Come home with an empty bag 
    • To get a good bag  
    • To share the game

    to go fishing to cast
    a fisherman to bite
    line-fishingto bait
    a fishing rodto fish for, to angler
    to cast a lineangler
    a hookangling
    a baitto go fishing
    a maggotto go angling
    a wormno fishing
    a flydeep-sea fishing
    the floatunderwater fishing
    a catchsea fisheries



    a trout
    a carp
    a pike
    a salmon
    a gold fish
    sea water
    a mackerel
    a sardine
    a cod
    a squid
    a tuna
    an octopus
    an eel


    • The fishing season is open  
    • Fishing prohibited 
    • A good or fine catch
    • Did you catch anything?
    • Miraculous draught of fishes

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    Hunting is an aristocratic sport. The animal most commonly hunted is the fox. The huntsmen are accompanied by a pack of hounds that chase the animal. As the fox is very , it sometimes outwits the hounds, which are thrown off the scent (or lose the trail). When the (or deer) is hunted, it is chased until it is brought to bay and killed. A horn is sounded to mark the different episodes of the hunt.

    Shooting (which Americans call ) can be practised only in the wilder regions of Great Britain. When the shooting season opens, many sportsmen (or hunters) can be seen walking across the countryside and many may be heard. The sportsman carries a gun, a belt and a game bag which he hopes to bring back full. He is accompanied by a dog which starts or retrieves the game. When the country abounds in game, the sportsman can shoot hares or wild rabbits before they have taken refuge in their and grouse, partridges or pheasants before they have flown out of gunshot range.

    A gamekeeper has the job of protecting game against all of its enemies, including . The sportsman must load his gun. When he sees the animal, he his gun, aims (or takes aim) at it, pulls the trigger and fires. He either hits or misses it. A man who rarely misses the mark is a good . He rarely comes home with an empty bag.

    In open season, angling is also very popular and many anglers can be seen along British streams. They angle (or fish) for , salmon, pike or carp. Young children will be content with catching small fry. The angler comes to the riverside with his fishing-tackle consisting of a rod and line. He baits the with a worm or fly and casts his line into the water. When a fish bites the hook the sinks. If he is clever enough, the angler will land a fish. It may be a splendid catch!

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