non·​hunt·​er | \ ˌnän-ˈhən-tər How to pronounce nonhunter (audio) \

Definition of nonhunter

: a person who does not hunt game … issued a statement Tuesday calling on nonhunters to be aware that it is hunting season and for outdoor enthusiasts to wear brightly colored clothing and respect the rights of others.— Gregory B. Hladky

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Recent Examples on the Web Venison diplomacy—sharing wild game as a way to introduce nonhunters to hunting and conservation—will be this bull’s legacy. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "A Raft Hunt for Caribou in the Alaskan Tundra," 27 Apr. 2020 Her fan base is largely made up of women, and includes many nonhunters. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "Jim Shockey Goes Home: The Legacy of Modern Hunting’s Most Influential Celebrity," 20 Nov. 2017 Many of those who want to see the Obama-era hunting restrictions remain in place are nonhunters from outside Alaska. NBC News, "The fight over Alaska's hunting rules runs deeper than using doughnuts to bait bears," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonhunter

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhunter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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