Definition of Overhunting

1. Noun. Hunting at unsustainable levels ¹

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Definition of Overhunting

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overhunting

overhomogenize
overhomogenized
overhomogenizes
overhonor
overhonored
overhonoring
overhonors
overhope
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overhot
overhung
overhunt
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overhunting (current term)
overhuntings
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overhydration
overhype
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overidealize
overidealized
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overidealizing
overidentification
overidentified
overidentifies

Literary usage of Overhunting

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"From 1873 to 1883 the annual catch increased from 2265 to 4152, and then, as the inevitable result of overhunting, rapidly declined, the catch for 1896 ..."

2. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"Animals were depleted through overhunting brought about by the fur trade and increased Ojibwa population; however, the Ojibwas blamed the lack of game ..."

3. America on the Ice: Antarctic Policy Issues by Frank G. Klotz (1998)
"The fur and southern elephant seals, for example, faced extermination through overhunting.73 As stocks dwindled, interest in Southern Ocean sealing fell off ..."

4. Adventure Guide Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"While their overhunting in Southcentral Alaska had started the decline of the natural resources there, Southeast was still rich with otters and seals. ..."

5. The Peccary--with Observations on the Introduction of Pigs to the New World by R. A. Donkin (1985)
"52 "Another mechanism that restricts overhunting is this: According to cosmological myths all game animals are associated with certain constellations, ..."

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