It meets the definition in every conceivable way. It requires skill and presicion like any other, the patience to remain perfectly still for God knows how long and sportsmanship. Killing an animal and leaving without acquiring a license or permit, respecting local laws and using what you gain is not sportsman like and just plain wrong but doing just the opposite of that is sportsman like and therefore, a sport.
First of all, you cannot call hunting not a sport if you have never done it. Second of all, all of this bull crap about deer not knowing they are in the game is so wrong. Deer know that there are humans and predators out there and that is why they are so skiddish. Now if you think that all huntin is is goin out with a rifle and shootin deer just to kill em then you are greatly mistaken. Hunting is about taking pride in who you are, having a good time, enjoying Creation, traditions, and harvesting a deer.
Hunting has fans for the hunting shows and it has sponsors and other things like that and its all just like sports. Theres a winner and a loser and there is competition. Sports are there to pass time and hunting can easily pass time. Everyone can participate in it you just got to learn how to shoot a gun basically. You cant just grab a hockey stick and know how to play right away so that means you cant just grab a gun and know how to hunt right away.
Hunting is a sport because it does cause physical exertion and skill. You can also hunt with multiple people, or a team. Or you can hunt alone, a individual and for many it is entertainment for millions of people around the entire world... Very few people realize the amount of skill needed for hunting.
Any thing that requires skill and practice along with a desire to do said activity is a sport. People who say it is not are mostly people who have never been hunting or know anything about it other then the act of actually killing the animal. Like when they were kids their parents would take them on walks in the woods and talk about why everyone who has a different opinion then them is wrong. Hunting parents take their kids in the woods and show them how the world really works.
If racing cars is considered a sport (and it is), then hunting should be considered a sport as well. A hunter must have complete control of his body when tracking prey to avoid spooking the target or being detected as a threat. Hunting also requires concentration and precise aim, as do hitting a golf ball straight, sinking a three-point shot, or completing a pass to a receiver in stride.
You are able to win prize money, just like in every contest and ever other sport that people deem one. Let's take basketball for example, in the game you are unaware of what the opposing team is going to do. Another supporting fact is they call the animals they are hunting, "game". The saying "fair game" if from the term. Animals have successfully out maneuvered the hunters. They have heightened senses and are constantly in a state of hyper vigilance and that makes them more aware to danger.
Fishing is considered a sport so hunting should be. ITs a competition for who can get the biggest buck or doe. How many pounds of meat, what type of deer. You can compete in hunting in time, size, location ect. For these reason hunting is a sport. Thats my reason
Hunting does not only require the knowledge of the game but also the athletic capability for getting the game. And i believe it is a fair because i have gone home with nothing on more hunts then i have gone home with something. Also mainstream hunting still might not be considered a sport to some but there is also many shooting competitions that dont involve killing animals
Hunting and Archery are basically the same thing. The point of Archery is to hit a target in the best possible spot, and the point of Hunting is to hit the "target" in the best possible spot. Hunting requires skill just like any other sport. According to debate.Org for Should hunting be considered a sport? There are many good reasons for saying yes, but not a lot for no. Almost all the people who said no, have an opinion about hunting that it is very unnecessary and should not be a thing. And this is just there opinion of how hunting is not a sport.
By definition a sport requires competition. Skill and exertion is used in an attempt to out perform an opponent. In hunting there is no opponent. There is circumstance and the animal being hunted, both of which are unaware they are 'in a game' and therefore are not true opponents. The use of exertion and skill alone does not qualify an activity as a sport, otherwise shopping, driving, writing, speaking and a host of other common activities would be considered sports.
Hunting does not meet the qualifications to be even considered a sport! A sport is defined as being a competition between two or more people, sorry but last time I checked there isn't no fair match between the animals and the people hunting the animals. It is not a sport!
Death of an animal for "fun" and death of endangered animals at the hands of humans is wrong. Hunting for fun is not the same as hunting for survival. Posing with a dead animal says a lot of bad things about the mental state of said individual who killed it and is proud of the fact a gorgeous animal is now dead.
Hunting is only a sport in the mind of a psycho.
At sport is an activity that takes physical exertion and skill, i with a competitor or team goes up against another. Hunting is none of this. Killing things doesnt take exertion and aiming a gun isnt too hard. Hunt if you really want but dont call it a sport. Am i right or am i right?
It shouldnt be a sport because a sport is a competion beteewn two people hunting is not a comition the animals didnt agree do be killed and taken away from their families. Who gives us the right to kill? Humans? But where do they get that power from. Man is weak but smart. If it was one on one fighting no weapons animaols would win. They are much stonger and more adaptable you shol respect them more
Hunting does not require any physical skills as one can just sit on his ass with a sniper and kill innocent lives. The fact that it doesn't do anything positive for society and promotes murders makes it more of a crime than a sport and it encourages unnecessary violence. If you are a hunter taking pride in killing a bear with a gun you should fight that bear with your bare hands. All hunters have small dicks
If you look up " Is hunting a sport" it will tell you "Hunting means different things to different people, but one thing should be clear to everyone: Firearms hunting has nothing to do with true athletic competition and the spirit of sport. And as any good hunter would tell you, when shooting to kill, gun use is never a game" so unless you use a bow and arrow hunting isn't a sport and even if you use a bow and arrow i don't think it is a sport if your going to go and kill because if you go out and kill a animal how is that a sport
The animal did nothing to you! Hunting is not fair. A sport is an activity involving two willing participants. If hunting animals is a spport then why isnt human hunting a sport? That might sound stupid but is true. Im not taking anything away from hunters or hunting. Because they do spend alot of time to kill a deer duck or whatever. The animal doesnt know its going to be killed if it did and it could shoot back it would be considered a sport.
By definition, a sport must have rules to ensure fairness of competing teams. If Hunting is a sport, does this mean that the creatures being shot are the opposite team? If so, why are they not given a fair advantage like the ones with the trigger? Oh well, I suppose if ending the life of a living thing is a sport, then these supporters of Hunting should not whine when someone goes into "Human Hunting" or 'massacre' as well call it, just for the fun of it.
In a sport each team has an equal advantage at winning. In hunting, the hunter always wins. You usually can predict the outcome and there's absolutely no competion. Yes these animals have fangs, claws and people domt have firing accuracy without training, however a hobbyist needs training to to pilot an rc helicopter and that's why it's considered a hobby.
When a hunter is covered in deer scent, covered in cameflauge, and holding a shot gun there's absolutely no way the deer is aware of partaking in any game and most likely isn't aware of being hunted.
"Huntin is not a sport. In a sport both sides should know they're in the game."