Based on the number of comments I’ve been mulling through these past few days, I gather there are quite a few people out there in Internet Land that are unaware of the following words’ true definition.
Please note the following.
Hunt – Verb (used with object)
1. To chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing.
As used in a sentence by Gayne: “Bob likes to hunt. He enjoys hunting for deer.”
Murder – Noun
1. Law. The killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law.
2. Slang. Something extremely difficult or perilous: That final exam was murder!
3. a group or flock of crows.
As used in a sentence by Gayne: “Look at that murder of crows. Let’s hunt them!” or “Bob is a hunter. Not a murderer as Bob does not kill humans.”
Poaching – Noun
1. The illegal practice of trespassing on another’s property to hunt or steal game without the landowner’s permission.
As used in a sentence by Gayne: “As a hunter, Bob hates poachers. They break the law. Hunting is not poaching.” or “Poachers kill wildlife to sell body parts on the Black Market. That is bad. Hunters take animals legally. The money they spend protects wildlife.”