They Were Hunters or Fisherman.

Individuals who were in that particularly attune to nature class, hunters and fishermen.

This is a topic, of course, which could be extremely broad, as most rural people have, in the past (and still do today) hunt and/or fish a bit.  This one will try to list those individuals who were notable in doing so.

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Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great, widely regarded as the first King of England, and clearly the savior of the English people from the Danes, was a fanatic hunter from his youth on.

Of course, in fairness, nearly any monarch of this period would have been a hunter.  But Alfred was an avid hunter.


Category:  Monarch, soldier

Date added:  March 24, 2016

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Saint Andrew

The apostle Andrew was a fisherman.  In the modern context, he would have been considered a commercial fisherman today, as this was his occupation.  He and his brother Peter were, of course, recruited to Christ by the words that they wold "become fishers of men."

Category:  Cleric

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John James Audubon

Audubon is famous as a naturalist, of course, but he was also a prodigious hunter.  He in fact obtained his specimens in that manner.

Category:  Scientist.

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Tom Brockaw

North Dakota born newsman Tom Brockaw is also a bird hunter.


Category:  Journalist.

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Lev Davidovich Bronstein (Trotsky)





While its surprising, given what we remember him for, Trotsky, Communist revolutionary, founder of the Red Army, and a bit of a Communist snot, was also a hunter. 

Indeed, hunting figures in his downfall as he became very ill with some sort of virus while hunting ducks north of Moscow at the very point at which Lenin was dying and Stalin maneuvering against him.  He didn't recover from his illness while this was occurring, and this may well have sealed his fate in the Soviet Union.

Category:  Soldier, Writer, Revolutionary

Date added:  March 24, 2016

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Gary Cooper

Raised on a ranch in Montana, Cooper was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Cooper himself had broad interests, and while its frequently noted that his parents were ranchers, it's less often noted that his father was also a lawyer and became a state supreme court judge.


Category:  Actor

Date added:  December 12, 2014

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The Cossacks

The Cossack culture traditionally featured hunting and fishing as part of that culture.
Category:  Culture

Date Added:  July 20, 2014.

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George Crook


Long serving Gen. George Crook was an avid hunter and fisherman.  It's been noted that his expedition in the summer of 1876 seemed to resemble a prolonged hunting and fishing expedition in the Big Horns after his force fought the Battle of the Rosebud.

Category:  Soldier.

Date Added:  July 20, 2014.

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Arthur Davidson


Arthur Davidson was one of the founders of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company. He was an avid fisherman which is what sparked his interest in motorcycles, as he wanted to create one that could get him back to his favorite spots in Wisconsin on bad roads.

Category:  Businessman

Date Added:  October 5, 2016

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Bill Engvall

Comedian Bill Engvall is also a hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Comedian

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Saint Eustace

Eustace was a Roman General, known at that time as Placidus, who converted to Christianity when he saw a vision of crucifix between the horns of a deer while hunting.  His conversion resulted in his persecution and ultimately his martyrdom. 

Category:  Soldier, Martyr.  
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Brett Favre

Football player Brett Favre is also a hunter.


Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Sarah Fraher

Sarah Fraher is one of the Alaska pilots featured on Flying Wild Alaska.  She's shown hunting with another pilot, Ariel Tweto, in one of the episodes.

Category:  Pilot, Television personality.

Date added:  February 1, 2016

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Clemens August Graf von Galen

 

Clemens August Graf von Galen was a German Roman Catholic Priest who rose to be a Cardinal.  He's a famous figure for his issuance of a sermon known as the White Rose Sermon, which was one of a series of Anti Nazi sermons which earned him the nickname The Lion of Munster.  He was a Bishop at the time.  His sermons were so stern in regards to the Nazis that Hitler proposed having him removed but this was not done as it was feared that this would cause the loss of any support to the government in Westphalia, where he was located.  One Nazi party official wanted to have him executed.

He was also a German count by birth, and like most members of that class he was a hunter. The photograph of him above was taken in 1899, prior to his ordination in 1904.

Von Galen was notoriously spartan with himself, giving up almost all of the comforts of life, save for smoking pipes.  Given that, I don't know if he hunted after his ordination.

Category:  Cleric.  Revolutionary.

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Natalie Gulbis

Golfer Natalie Gulbis is also a fisherman.

Category:  Athlete.

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Goose Gossage

Baseball hall of famer Goose Gossage is also a hunter.


Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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William S. Harley


William S. Harley was an engineer who was the mechanical genius behind the early Harley-Davidson motorcycle designs.  He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

Category:  Engineer

Date added:  October 5, 2016

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Ernest Hemingway

Author Ernest Hemingway was both an avid hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Writer

Date Added:  July 20, 2014

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Mariel Hemingway

Like her grandfather, Mariel Hemingway is also a sportsman.

Category:  Actress

Date Added:  July 20, 2014

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Edward Ringwood Hewitt

 Hewitt and spouse at a Woman's Emergency Service Corps Camp just prior to World War One.

Probably mostly forgotten today, Hewitt was an inventive genius in the early 20th Century, in an era when there were some very notable inventive geniuses afoot in the country.  He was also an accomplished fly fisherman, or in the language of the day a "sport fisherman", and wrote a book on the topic which was noteworthy at the time.


Category:  Chemist, Inventor

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Saint Hubert



St. Hubert was a French nobleman and the heir apparent to the seat of the Aquitane.  In his youth he was  a dedicated hunter, taking an interest in hunting above all other activities, particularly after his wife died in childbirth. While hunting on Good Friday at some point in the late 600s he received a vision and thereafter became a clergyman and ultimately a Bishop.  He is one of several saints who are associated with having seen crosses between the horns of deer, while hunting.  He is the Patron Saint of Hunters.

St. Hubert is sort of recalled in an odd fashion in the modern world, through the label on the bottle of the liquor Jaegermeister.   Jaegermeister is a German alcoholic drink whose founder, Curt Mast, was a hunter.  He named the drink after the position of the Master Hunter, which is an official in charge of the hunt in German law. The depiction on the bottle shows the Jaegermeister's badge, which recalls St. Hubert.

Category:  Cleric

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John Huston

Legendary film director John Huston was a hunter.  He was so distracted in that pursuit while in Africa filming The African Queen that this later became the subject of its own movie.


Category:  Film Director, Actor.

Date Added:  July 20, 2014

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Bo Jackson

Professional football and baseball player Bo Jackson is also a hunter and fisherman.


Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan is a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She is also a hunter, having been introduced to hunting by Antonin Scalia.

Category:  Lawyer

Date added:  February 16, 2016

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Jewel Kilcher

Singer Kilcher grew up on an Alaskan homestead, so its not surprising that she's also a hunter.


Category:  Singer.

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Eva Lagoria

Actress Eva Lagoria is also a hunter.

Category:  Actress.

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Miranda Lambert

Singer Miranda Lambert is also a hunter.


Category:  Singer.

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Avril Livigne

Canadian songstress Avril Livigne is a hunter, and has listed hunting and fishing as one of her favorite pastimes.

Category:  Singer

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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David Love

Golfer David Love is also a hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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"Madonna"

Singer Madonna has also been a bird hunter.

Category:  Singer

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Karl Malone

Basketball player Karl Malone is also a hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Eli Manning

Football player Eli Manning is also a fisherman.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Peyton Manning

Football player Peyton Manning is also a hunter.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Curt Mast

Distiller Curt Mast created the alcoholic drink known as Jaegermeister and named it after the position of the Master of the Hunt.

Category:  Businessman

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Brad Miller

Basketball player Brad Miller is also a hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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John Michale Montgomery

Singer Montgomery is also a hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Singer.

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Lorrie Morgan

Country singer Lorrie Morgan also hunts and fishes.

Category:  Singer

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Ty Murray

Rodeo figure Ty Murray is also a hunter.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Ryan Newman

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is also a hunter and fisherman.

Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Jack Nicholas

The legendary golfer is also a fisherman.


Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal is also a hunter.

Category:  Athlete.

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Roy Oswalt

Baseball player Roy Oswalt is also a hunter.


Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Saint Peter

Peter, like his brother Andrew, occupied the profession of fisherman.  The "first" of the Apostles, like Andrew he was brought to Christ with the words that he would become "fishers of men."  St. Peter is the patron saint of fishermen.

Category:  Cleric

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Jo Perry 

Rock guitarist Jo Perry is also a hunter.

Category:  Musician.

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Jake Pevey

Baseball player Jake Pevey is also a hunter.


Category:  Athelete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Chris Pratt

Actor Chris Pratt is also a hunter.

Category:  Actor

Date added:  December 12, 2014

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Kermit Roosevelt

Like his father, Kermit Roosevelt was a hunter and adventurer, and co-authored a book on a sheep hunting expedition he took with his brother Theodore to Asia sheep hunting.

Category:  Soldier, businessman.

July 20, 2014

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Theodore Roosevelt

 Theodore Roosevelt, far left, hunting in Colorado.

As is well known, Theodore Roosevelt was an accomplished hunter and hunted all over North American and even, after his presidency, in Africa.


Category:  Politician, Soldier, Writer

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Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

Like his father, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr was also an adventurer and hunter, having traveled as far as Asia with his brother Kermit sheep hunting.

Category:  Politician, soldier, businessman

Date Added:  July 20, 2014

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Kenny Sailors

Legendary University of Wyoming basketball player of the 1940s, and the inventor of the jump shot, Sailors was a hunter and fisherman.  After leaving the NBA he made a 35 year career out of this love of the outdoors in Alaska, as an outfitter, before retiring to Laramie Wyoming.


Category:  Athlete

Date Added:  January 30, 2016

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Antonin Scalia



Justice Antonin Scalia is remembered for his keen intellect and his role as a justice of the United States Supreme Court.  He was an avid hunter.

Category:  Lawyer

Date added:  February 16, 2016

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Blake Shelton

Singer Blake Shelton is also a hunter.


Category:  Singer.

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Von Stauffenberg
Alfred
Alexander 
Berthold
Claus 

All of the Von Stauffenberg family, famous for their role in the July 20 plot against Hitler, which cost Claus his life, were avid hunters.  Father Alfred was to such an extent that it was his primary vocation, being wealthy enough as a German nobleman not to have to work.  They were known to use their military postings during World War Two to explore hunting opportunities.

Category:  Soldiers, revolutionaries

Date Added:  July 30, 2016

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Tony Stewart

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is also a hunter.


Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Micheal Strahan

Football player Michael Strahan is also a hunter.


Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014

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Craig Strickland.

Country musician Craig Strickland was a duck hunter, and indeed tragically died hunting ducks when a terrible storm came up which capsized a boat he was in, in severe weather.

Category:  Musician

Date added:  January 31, 2016.

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Mike Timlin

Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin is also a hunter.

Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014. 
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Ariel Tweto

Tweto is the young daughter of a couple that owns an air transport company in Alaska that is featured on Flying Wild Alaska.  On one episode she is shown hunting with other women, in part because a bush pilot needs to know how to do this, and in part, as she notes "because it's fun."

Category:  Pilot.  Television personality.

Date added:  January 30, 2016

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Boo Weekley

Golfer Boo Weekley is also a hunter and fisherman.


Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014. 
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Adam West

Famous for playing Batman in the early television series, West was also a bird hunter.

Category:  Actor

Date added:  September 29, 2014.

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Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods is also a fisherman.


Category:  Athlete

Date added:  September 29, 2014. 

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Chuck Woolery

Woolery is famous for being a television personality, but he's also an avoid outdoorsman and fishes and hunts.  He even markets his own line of fishing lures.

Category:  Television personality, Singer.

Date added:  March 25, 2016

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