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* In ''Film/RunWildRunFree'', a party of hunters on horseback appears twice with their pack of baying dogs. In their first appearance, they startle Philip's falcon Lady, who tries to fly away. [[spoiler:Her injured wing can't support her, and she is killed.]] Later on, the hunters spook Philip's horse into running away into the bog with Philip on his back.


* Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''Literature/{{Foundation}}''. The former King of the planet Anacreon was accidentally killed during a hunt to kill a giant flying animal called a Nyak. In the story Prince Regent Weinis hints to the current King Lepold I that he had the previous king murdered and could do the same to Lepold during a royal hunt if he doesn't go along with Weinis' plans.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''Literature/{{Foundation}}''. "Literature/TheMayors": The former King of the planet Anacreon was accidentally killed during a hunt to kill a giant flying animal called a Nyak. In the story Prince Regent Weinis hints to the current King Lepold I that he had the previous king murdered and could do the same to Lepold during a royal hunt if he doesn't go along with Weinis' plans.

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* Literature/XandriCorelel participates in a game hunt, despite her hatred of violence and animal cruelty, in order to avoid a diplomatic incident. She plans to stay near the back and try to avoid the action; instead, she and an injured councilor end up being cornered by the animal, and she is forced to shoot it to save the councilor's life.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the King of Midland shows his increasing favor towards Griffith and the Band of the Hawk by asking them to serve as security at an important wild boar hunt for the nobility. The King's brother Count Julius, who already hates Griffith, is even more enraged because that honor used to belong to his White Dragon Knights. Minister Foss takes advantage of this by suggesting that Julius have Griffith killed in a HuntingAccident.
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* In a commercial for [[Advertising/EnergizerBunny Energizer batteries]], the Energizer Bunny engages in one, and comes out the victor when the dogs get tired from trying to hunt him.
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* This is more or less the backdrop for ''Music/WasMirBehagtIstNurDieMuntreJagd'' (a.k.a. the "Hunting Cantata"). The work's recipient, Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels, had a court with a tradition of brass playing and was also a keen hunter, so the use of horns to imitate hunting calls was only natural, hence the hunting-centric work.
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* ''Film/TheSquawMan'': Lord Henry is killed when he's thrown from his horse during a fox hunt.


* ''Series/TheCrown2016'' has a few hunting episodes. Indeed, the first episode, Wolverton Splash, is named for [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor George VI]]'s favourite duck-hunting spot, where (while shooting) he informs Sir UsefulNotes/AnthonyEden in no uncertain terms that while Albert Windsor is sympathetic to Eden's complaint, His Majesty George VI will ''not'' remove UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill as Prime Minister.

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* ''Series/TheCrown2016'' has a few hunting episodes. Indeed, the first episode, Wolverton Splash, "Wolverton Splash", is named for [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor George VI]]'s favourite duck-hunting spot, where (while shooting) he informs Sir UsefulNotes/AnthonyEden in no uncertain terms that while Albert Windsor is sympathetic to Eden's complaint, His Majesty George VI will ''not'' remove UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill as Prime Minister.



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* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' naturally features a few of these. The second episode actually revolves around the unexpected fallout from inviting a Turkish diplomat's son for an English fox hunt, at least two episodes involve shooting birds, and one Christmas special involves stalking deer in the Scottish Highlands with Lord Grantham's cousin Lord Flintshire.
* ''Series/TheCrown2016'' has a few hunting episodes. Indeed, the first episode, Wolverton Splash, is named for [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor George VI]]'s favourite duck-hunting spot, where (while shooting) he informs Sir UsefulNotes/AnthonyEden in no uncertain terms that while Albert Windsor is sympathetic to Eden's complaint, His Majesty George VI will ''not'' remove UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill as Prime Minister.


* Stag hunt: when hunting deer, the goal is typically an impressive set of the animal's antlers rather than their meat (which is why you're more likely to see the term "stag" or "hart" than "deer", as both mean a ''male'' deer). Typically hunted with bow and arrow, or in later eras the single-shot rifle[[note]]Which was known and commonly used for hunting centuries before it made its way onto the battlefield in the 19th century; the issues of low rate of fire and fouling that made early rifles poor military weapons were irrelevant for hunting. This is why German rifle units of the 18th and early 19th centuries were called ''Jäger''--the word means "Hunter" in German.[[/note]] or bolt-action repeating rifle, allowing the hunter to show off precision and grace while still being more manly than falconry or bird hunting.

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* Stag hunt: when hunting deer, the goal is typically an impressive set of the animal's antlers rather than their meat (which is why you're more likely to see the term "stag" or "hart" than "deer", as both mean a ''male'' deer). Typically hunted with bow and arrow, or in later eras the single-shot rifle[[note]]Which was known and commonly used for hunting centuries at least a hundred years before it made its way onto the battlefield in the 19th century; the issues of low rate of fire and fouling that made early rifles poor military weapons were irrelevant for hunting. This is why German rifle units of the 18th and early 19th centuries were called ''Jäger''--the word means "Hunter" in German.[[/note]] or bolt-action repeating rifle, allowing the hunter to show off precision and grace while still being more manly than falconry or bird hunting.


* Stag hunt: when hunting deer, the goal is typically an impressive set of the animal's antlers rather than their meat (which is why you're more likely to see the term "stag" or "hart" than "deer", as both mean a ''male'' deer). Typically hunted with bow and arrow, or in later eras the single-shot or bolt-action repeating rifle, allowing the hunter to show off precision and grace while still being more manly than falconry or bird hunting.

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* Stag hunt: when hunting deer, the goal is typically an impressive set of the animal's antlers rather than their meat (which is why you're more likely to see the term "stag" or "hart" than "deer", as both mean a ''male'' deer). Typically hunted with bow and arrow, or in later eras the single-shot rifle[[note]]Which was known and commonly used for hunting centuries before it made its way onto the battlefield in the 19th century; the issues of low rate of fire and fouling that made early rifles poor military weapons were irrelevant for hunting. This is why German rifle units of the 18th and early 19th centuries were called ''Jäger''--the word means "Hunter" in German.[[/note]] or bolt-action repeating rifle, allowing the hunter to show off precision and grace while still being more manly than falconry or bird hunting.


* Big game hunt: a category that includes most predators, as well as unusually large and dangerous herbivores. Lions, bears, boar, buffalo, elephants, etc -- not to mention whatever fantasy creatures may exist in the setting. The aim of a big game hunt is usually to bring home an impressive trophy (a mounted head, an entire stuffed corpse, or some particularly impressive body parts like claws or fangs). In settings with firearms, these will be hunted with rifles like stag, but of a higher caliber; in settings without firearms, spears are generally the weapon of choice. Undoubtedly the most dangerous and most expensive (and thus most prestigious) kind of hunting.

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* Big game hunt: a category that includes most predators, as well as unusually large and dangerous herbivores. Lions, bears, boar, buffalo, elephants, etc -- not to mention whatever fantasy creatures may exist in the setting. The aim of a big game hunt is usually to bring home an impressive trophy (a mounted head, an entire stuffed corpse, or some particularly impressive body parts like claws or fangs). In settings with firearms, these will be hunted with rifles like stag, but of a higher caliber; in settings without firearms, spears [[BladeOnAStick spears]] are generally the weapon of choice. Undoubtedly the most dangerous and most expensive (and thus most prestigious) kind of hunting.


* Big game hunt: a category that includes most predators, as well as unusually large and dangerous herbivores. Lions, bears, boar, buffalo, elephants, etc -- not to mention whatever fantasy creatures may exist in the setting. The aim of a big game hunt is usually to bring home an impressive trophy (a mounted head, an entire stuffed corpse, or some particularly impressive body parts like claws or fangs). Undoubtedly the most dangerous and most expensive (and thus most prestigious) kind of hunting.

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* Big game hunt: a category that includes most predators, as well as unusually large and dangerous herbivores. Lions, bears, boar, buffalo, elephants, etc -- not to mention whatever fantasy creatures may exist in the setting. The aim of a big game hunt is usually to bring home an impressive trophy (a mounted head, an entire stuffed corpse, or some particularly impressive body parts like claws or fangs). In settings with firearms, these will be hunted with rifles like stag, but of a higher caliber; in settings without firearms, spears are generally the weapon of choice. Undoubtedly the most dangerous and most expensive (and thus most prestigious) kind of hunting.


* Bird hunt: birds are common and relatively unthreatening, making them good targets for hunters. Normally only specific types of birds are hunted, rather than random pigeons and sparrows, with waterfowl being a common target. Dogs are often used to assist, by flushing the birds out of cover and/or retrieving them after they've been shot and fallen to the ground (often somewhere inconveniently far from the hunter). Besides meat, the main product of a bird hunt is their attractive plumage.
* Stag hunt: when hunting deer, the goal is typically an impressive set of the animal's antlers rather than their meat (which is why you're more likely to see the term "stag" or "hart" than "deer", as both mean a ''male'' deer). Typically hunted with bow and arrow, allowing the hunter to show off their precision and grace while still being more manly than falconry or bird hunting.

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* Bird hunt: birds are common and relatively unthreatening, making them good targets for hunters. Normally only specific types of birds are hunted, rather than random pigeons and sparrows, with waterfowl being a common target.target, though pheasants and quails also have a following. Dogs are often used to assist, by flushing the birds out of cover and/or retrieving them after they've been shot and fallen to the ground (often somewhere inconveniently far from the hunter). Besides meat, the main product of a bird hunt is their attractive plumage.
* Stag hunt: when hunting deer, the goal is typically an impressive set of the animal's antlers rather than their meat (which is why you're more likely to see the term "stag" or "hart" than "deer", as both mean a ''male'' deer). Typically hunted with bow and arrow, or in later eras the single-shot or bolt-action repeating rifle, allowing the hunter to show off their precision and grace while still being more manly than falconry or bird hunting.


* In ''Film/GosfordPark'' there's a hunt planned as part of the country-house festivities. The women join a special outdoor lunch after the shooting, and the American film producer (who is also a vegetarian) is clearly the odd man out.

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* In ''Film/GosfordPark'' ''Film/GosfordPark'', in a ShoutOut to the Renoir film below, there's a hunt planned as part of the country-house festivities. The women join a special outdoor lunch after the shooting, and the American film producer (who is also a vegetarian) is clearly the odd man out.




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* ''Film/TheRulesOfTheGame'' by Creator/JeanRenoir featured the most iconic rendition of this. It's set in the late thirties and the mansion has a large game reserve filled with partridges, foxes and rabbits. The party, filled with aspiring bourgeois, appoint a gamekeeper and servants to march into the reserve to chase out the animals for their sport and the result is a shocking montage sequence of birds, foxes, rabbits hunted in shot-after-shot, and the film averted NoAnimalsWereHarmed by having live animals killed on camera.

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