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happy hunting ground

A utopia. Used by Native Americans to describe the afterlife. The annual car swap meet is a happy hunting ground for automotive enthusiasts.
See also: ground, happy, hunting

hunt high and low (for someone or something)

To look absolutely everywhere for someone or something. We've been hunting high and low for an apartment we can afford, but the housing market in this town is atrocious. I hunted high and low, but I couldn't find my passport anywhere.
See also: and, high, hunt, low, someone

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

1. To support or attempt to placate both sides of a conflict or dispute. Many have criticized the government of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds regarding the territorial dispute between the two nations.
2. To act duplicitously or hypocritically; to speak or act out against something while engaging or taking part in it. How can you be taken seriously as a reformer when you have continued to accept gifts? You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, Senator.
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run

in quest of someone or something

 and in search of someone or something
seeking or hunting something; trying to find something. They went into town in quest of a reasonably priced restaurant. Monday morning I'll go out in search of a job.
See also: of, quest

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

Fig. to support both sides of a dispute. In our office politics, Sally always tries to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, telling both the clerical workers and the management that she thinks they should prevail.
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run

happy hunting ground

A place where one can find or do what one wishes without restriction. For example, The North Shore is a happy hunting ground for antique collectors. This term alludes to the Native American idea of an afterlife where hunters find unlimited game. [Early 1800s]
See also: ground, happy, hunting

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

If someone runs with the hare and hunts with the hounds, they try to support both sides in an argument or fight. They want to keep the peace and have everybody happy. For this reason they learn very quickly to run with the hares and hunt with the hounds. Note: A hound is a dog that has been bred for hunting.
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run

happy hunting ground

a place where success or enjoyment is obtained.
This phrase originally referred to the optimistic hope of Native Americans that the afterlife will be spent in a country where there are good hunting grounds.
1991 Antique Collector With Old Master drawings still considered an undervalued genre, this should prove a happy hunting ground for those in search of a bargain.
See also: ground, happy, hunting

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

try to remain on good terms with both sides in a conflict or dispute. British
This expression has been in use since the mid 15th century.
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run

a happy ˈhunting ground

(humorous) a very good place to find what you want: The Sunday antique market is a happy hunting ground for collectors.
See also: ground, happy, hunting

run with the ˌhare and hunt with the ˈhounds

try to remain friendly with both sides in a quarrel: I know you want to keep everyone happy, but I’m afraid you can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds on this issue.
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run
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Laws vary from state to state, but in general, hunting seasons on preserves run for six or seven months.
Today's historic decision by Tejon Ranch to eliminate lead from its hunting program is a major step forward in our efforts to recover this magnificent bird.
We are pleased to be able to offer hunting and fishing opportunities and other recreational activities where they are compatible with national wildlife refuge management goals.
The 4 Seasons Hunt Club, located about a 1 1/2-hour drive from the San Fernando Valley, has pens filled with prime ringnecks and chukar and have recently added a new hunt lodge for the convenience of scatter gunners who want to spend the entire day hunting.
The Council for Hunting Association (CHA) has circulated its 45-page Hunting Handbook 2005 to all hunts.
In other cases, wildlife is stocked or trapped and transplanted to hunting areas.
When the work attempts to insert aspects of hunting and poaching into a wider frame, Manning misses the mark on at least two counts.
But this is the first documented observation of such coordinated hunting behavior in birds, reports James Bednarz in the March 25 issue of SCIENCE.
The southeast corner of the Salton Sea always has been a good place to hunt snows, and there are more than 3,000 snow geese settling in on the fresh waterponds run by the Wilderness Club, which limits hunting pressure on the birds.
Last Monday, Cheshire Forest had said it was considering breaking with hundreds of years of tradition to abandon its Boxing Day hunt, the biggest event in the county's hunting calendar.
The government has the backing of a powerful hunting lobby, the B.
Hunters and outfitters alike now have a source to upload, view and share personal hunting videos and stories with other members of the worldwide hunting community.
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