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Chakotay having a nightmare of hunting a deer in the Voyager mess hall

Hunting was the practice of stalking and sometimes killing animals, and occasionally sentient species, either for meat, sport, as a ritual or for other resources, such as fur or feathers which could be used for clothing.

One who practiced the art of hunting was known as a hunter. (ENT: "Rogue Planet"; DS9: "Captive Pursuit", "In Purgatory's Shadow"; VOY: "Hunters")

Earth animals such as the humpback whale, buffalo, passenger pigeon, and white rhinoceros went extinct due to overhunting. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TOS: "The Man Trap"; TNG: "New Ground")

According to Captain Jonathan Archer, hunting went out of style on Earth sometime before the mid-21st century. However, in later centuries on other planets some Humans hunted. (ENT: "Rogue Planet", "Terra Nova"; VOY: "Waking Moments"; PIC: "Nepenthe"; ST: "Calypso")

On Terra Nova, the Novans were hunting the burrowing animals known as diggers and made body armor, food, clothing, and musical instruments out of their carcasses. (ENT: "Terra Nova")

Some members of Chakotay's tribe hunted deer. This, however, was something which Chakotay himself refused to do. Thus, he found it odd that he had a dream in which he hunted a deer with a spear, which morphed into a member of the Dream Aliens. (VOY: "Waking Moments")

On Nepenthe in 2399, Kestra Troi-Riker hunted bunnicorns, which her father Will Riker turned into bunnicorn sausage. (It was necessary to remove the venom sacs before the bunnicorn meat was edible.) (PIC: "Nepenthe")

In the far future, Humans on Alcor IV hunted. (ST: "Calypso")

The rogue planet of Dakala was home to a species of telepathic shapeshifters who were hunted for sport by the Eska. It also contained the drayjin, pig-like creatures which were hunted for their meat and for sport as game animals. (ENT: "Rogue Planet")

Gabriel Lorca believed that gormaganders were extinct due to hunting, but he was corrected by Michael Burnham. (DIS: "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad")

Given Lorca's origins in the mirror universe, his belief may have reflected the status of the gormagander within that universe.

A royal hunt was a hunt between predator and predator. (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

In Klingon culture, the hunt was regarded as a ritual that reminded Klingons of their origins. In 2369, Worf taught Toq the ritual hunt to teach him about being a warrior. Worf described the hunt as "the moment where life and death meet." (TNG: "Birthright, Part II")

On Gaia in an alternate timeline, members of a group known as the Sons of Mogh, which practiced the Klingon way, routinely rode wild torgas and hunted within the planet's wilds, visiting the settlements only to trade furs for things they needed. (DS9: "Children of Time")

Members of the Tosk species were specifically bred as quarry for another race from the Gamma Quadrant, known as the Hunters. The very name of the species itself meant "The Hunted". Everything about the species was designed to make them elusive prey and the rules constructed by the Hunters allowed them to fight back and even kill their pursuers. They would use any means necessary to outwit the Hunters, but considered it a great shame to be captured alive, as they would be placed on display and made fun of. (DS9: "Captive Pursuit")

The Hirogen hunted sentient species throughout the Delta Quadrant. The entire culture of their species was based around the hunt, but some Hirogen recognized a need to change, lest they hunt themselves to extinction. (VOY: "The Killing Game")

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