One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[no object]often as noun still-hunting
Hunt game stealthily; stalk.‘they still-hunt for white-tailed deer’‘my own hunting style combines still-hunting and staying still’
- ‘I'm mainly a pursuit hunter - I like to still-hunt.’
- ‘Still hunting for whitetails is, I'm convinced, a matter of character.’
- ‘But most North American hunting is done by other methods such as using tree stands or blinds, driving, calling or still-hunting.’
- ‘I still-hunted, creeping along slowly like I always do when after whitetails.’
- ‘So is a climbing stand, still-hunting or simply scrunching up next to a rock on the side of a hill and watching a canyon.’
A stealthy hunt for game.
- ‘But to me, the still hunt is one of the most productive techniques in terms of getting close to animals and seeing what is going on in the natural world.’
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