Edward, Prince of Wales (1840–1910), later King Edward VII, stands over the carcass of a wild Chillingham bull, shot by himself during a visit to Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, circa 1879. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A group of women on a pheasant shoot. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1910

Prince Edward, the future King Edward VII standing over the body of a magnificent stag. (Photo by W & D Downey/Getty Images). 1893

Mr and Mrs Harthopp at a partridge and pheasant shoot in Stonor Park, Oxfordshire. (Photo by W. G. Phillips/Phillips/Getty Images). 16th October 1910

David Farrar and Dana Andrews (1909–1992) stand over the slain carcass of a lion in a scene from “Duel in the Jungle”. The film was shot in Rhodesia and followed the investigation of a complex insurance fraud. Title: Duel In The Jungle Studio: ABP Director: George Marshall (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1954

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965), First Lord of the Admiralty, Nobel Prize winner for Literature and Prime Minister (1940–1945, 1951–1955), pheasant shooting at Warter Priory. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Comedy stars Oliver Hardy (1892–1957) and on right Stan Laurel (1890–1965) with Marlin they have caught while big game fishing. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1930

A participant holds his gun at the ready during Charles Hunter's grouse shoot at Wemmergill Moors, Yorkshire (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 12th August 1912

From left to right; Prince Philip (extreme left) with Prince Jagat-Singh (with his foot on tiger's head), the Maharajah of Jaipur, Queen Elizabeth II and the Maharanee of Jaipur. The tiger which was over 8ft long was shot by Prince Philip during a tiger hunt during the Royal Tour of India. The skin will be sent to Windsor Castle. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 26th January 1961

Lord and Lady Parenby at Lord Craven's pheasant shoot at Combe Abbey. (Photo by Phillips/Getty Images). Circa 1912

British author Gavin Maxwell (1914–1969, left) loads his harpoon gun whilst fishing for basking shark off the island of Soay. He bought the small Hebridean island in 1945, with hopes of setting up a shark fishery. (Photo by Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images). 21st September 1946

Miss Queenie Robinson takes aim on Lionel Robinson's shoot at Old Beckenham Hall. (Photo by Phillips/Getty Images). 18th October 1911

The Prince of Wales (1894–1972), later King Edward VIII, on a hunting trip to Africa, April 1930. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Comedian Albert Modley goes fishing in Blackpool. (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images). 29th August 1953

The Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII (1894–1972) (centre), posing with the first tiger he ever shot on his tour of Nepal, India. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 18th December 1921

A rider and spectator chat at a meet of the Cottesmore Fox Hunt, Stapleford Hall. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). January 1914

King Edward VII (1841–1910) poses with a gun, circa 1901. (Photo by Elliott & Fry/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Martin E Johnson (1884–1937) with a rhinoceros which he shot while filming “Trailing African Wild Animals”, a documentary made by Johnson and his wife Osa released by Metro Pictures Corporation. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1925

Traveller, writer and explorer Rosita Forbes, wife of Arthur McGrath sights down the barrel of her rifle. Named London's Best Dressed Woman of 1937, she is organising a trip to India for the aristocracy to shoot tigers. (Photo by Arthur Tanner/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 21st October 1937

The Prince of Wales (1894–1972), later King Edward VIII, with the wildebeest which he shot at the Central Estates in Bulawayo, during a hunting trip to southern Rhodesia, 1925. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

William Powell is in some difficulty on a fishing trip, with an instruction book in one hand he has managed to get a fishing net over his head. Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Walter Connelly also star in the film “The Libeled Lady”, a four star romantic comedy. Title: The Libelled Lady Studio: MGM Director: Jack Conway (Photo by Margaret Chute/Getty Images). Circa 1933
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