The meaning of “a body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds” is first recorded in the 1570s. Meaning “the act of searching for someone hunter in the snow pdf something” is from about 1600.
Evidence from western Kenya suggests that hunting has been occurring for more than two million years. Many species of animals have been hunted throughout history. Europe, the upper class obtained the sole rights to hunt in certain areas of a feudal territory. Game in these areas was used as a source of food and furs, often provided via professional huntsmen, but it was also expected to provide a form of recreation for the aristocracy.
In contrast, settlers in Anglophone colonies gloried democratically in hunting for all. Although various other animals have been used to aid the hunter, such as ferrets, the dog has assumed many very important uses to the hunter. Though dogs can survive independently of humans, and in many cases do, as with feral dogs, where hunger is not a primary factor, the species tends to defer to human control in exchange for habitation, food and support. Dogs today are used to find, chase, retrieve, and sometimes to kill the game. Different breeds of dogs are used for different types of hunting. The wild mammals include fox, hare, deer and mink. Hunting with dogs is permissible, however, where it has been carried out in accordance with one of the exceptions in the Act.