Hunting is a great way to exercise, to socialize with your buddies, and to let go of all the stress of daily life. Most people would agree to that, even if they have their own personal reasons.
When it comes to this outdoor shooting sport, celebrities aren’t very different from regular people. In fact, most well-known and loved celebrities love the sport and regularly go hunting.
So if you’re not into hunting yet, this might change your mind. In fact, this article gives you a list of 15 celebrities that regularly hunt, just like you and me.
So if you’re wondering who these famous hunters are, keep on reading!
Robert James Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, loves to hunt. So if a music legend, who’s also a millionaire, stays true to his Southern roots, that’s certainly a source of inspiration for many people. He especially loves to hunt deer.
Kid Rock actually got into hunting in his adult life, after another music star, Hank Williams, got him into this outdoor activity.
So Robert James Ritchie is the only hunter in his family, which proves that you don’t need to come from a hunting background to feel accepted in the hunting world.
Another music legend (for punk rock music this time) who’s also a hunter is Avril Lavigne.
Contrary to Kid Rock, she comes from a hunting background. The musician grew up in Canada, and hunting was a big part of her free time, along with her family. It’s still one of her favorite pastimes today.
So hunting can also be a family tradition, and you can be a girl and hunt, as Avril has well proven. Some of her fans disapprove, but Avril Lavigne was always rebellious. It’s part of her unique style.
Madonna is another big music icon who loves to hunt. She mostly loves the conviviality of it. As you know, hunting games are great to meet other people who have the same interests as you. That’s one of the many beauties of hunting.
In fact, when she was married to Guy Ritchie, they bought 1,134 acres of land in England specifically meant for hunting. If that’s not dedication to this sport, I don’t know what is. Madonna especially likes to hunt pheasants.
If you want an example of a famous hunter who knows how to live off the land, Miranda Lambert is a great one.
The country musician actually spent her childhood on a farm, where she and her family learned how to live off the land only.
Not only is she self-sufficient, but she also loves hunting because it helps her clear her head and gives her loads of energy.
In fact, that’s why she loves to hunt now. She says that she can simply be herself when she hunts and that she doesn’t have to put on a facade.
Luke Bryan is another example of a country music star who loves to hunt. He loves to be outdoors and shares his hunting passion with his family. He loves to go on family hunting trips on the weekend.
He loves it so much that he even has a song about it, “Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day”. You can also follow his hunting adventures on Instagram, where he’s very much active.
Shaquille O’Neal, the famous actor, rapper, and former NBA player, also loves to hunt. He’s into big-game hunting and loves to hunt bears, for example. So you don’t mess around with him! So if you’re a celebrity it doesn’t mean that you have to go all soft.
The rapper even jokingly calls his hunting trips the ‘Shaqfaris’, which is a word-play of his name and ‘Safari’. These are expeditions and not just some relaxed trips.
Mostly known for his role in Avengers and other iconic movies, Chris Pratt really likes to hunt and fish, ever since his role in the TV show Evergreens.
Just like Shaquille O’Neal, he especially loves to hunt big-game prey. His favorite animal to hunt is elk. He also likes to be self-sufficient and owns a farm where sheep are used for their meat and wool.
Chris Pratt says he’s obsessed with hunting, especially since he moved to Utah in 2013, and that it’s in his blood. Most hunters can identify with that statement!
Kurt Russel, the famous Hollywood actor, is really into hunting as well. In fact, when he’s not shooting a new film, he’s shooting (pun intended).
The iconic actor even owns his own ranch in Colorado, where he mostly likes to hunt elk and deer.
Eva Longoria, the actress most known for her role as Gaby in Desperate Housewives, loves to hunt as she grew up on a farm.
As you can see, most of these famous hunters grew up with that family tradition, and it’s really inspiring for future generations.
The actress grew up in Texas and claims she can skin a deer, a pig, a rabbit, and a snake. She likes to talk about her hunting experience in several interviews, and she’s proud of her upbringing.
There’s nothing better than to be self-reliant, and hunting is a necessary skill to achieve that status.
Jennifer Lawrence is another famous female actress who knows how to hunt and enjoys it. She especially likes to hunt squirrels.
She learnt how to hunt when she was preparing for her famous role in the Hunger Games trilogy, as Katniss Everdeen.
Shooting with a bow has no more secrets for her, especially because she trained with five-time US Olympic archery champion Khatuna Lorig. The Olympic winner said that the actress has a good eye and that she was really easy to teach.
If you want another example of a country singer who loves hunting, take Blake Shelton.
He grew up in Oklahoma, where his family had a lot of land, and learnt how to hunt.
His wife, famous musician Miranda Lambert, also loves to hunt. She even served venison at her wedding that she hunted herself.
So apparently, couples who share a shared passion like hunting are more likely to stay together.
As you might know, the English Royal family loves to hunt. The Royals love to hunt, not only during the annual Boxing day, where they hunt pheasants, but regularly throughout the year.
Hunting is a great way to exercise and release stress, and you don’t have to come from royal blood to experience this rush and relief.
We could mention a lot of names, but Prince Harry is a good example to represent this royal passion. He hunts all kinds of animals, and even had some controversial episodes, for example, when he shot a water buffalo in 2004.
Unfortunately, there are some rumors that his wife, famous actress Meghan Markle, discourages his hunting trips and wants to promote animal conservation.
You might know Rosie Huntington-Whiteley from her Transformers performance or even for her modeling job at Victoria’s Secret.
This British model loves to hunt and actually grew up on a farm, where hunting was part of her upbringing. That’s where the food came from.
She still loves to hunt to this day, and she also loves to fish. She proves that if you’re beautiful or you’re a woman, it doesn’t mean that you can’t hunt.
Joe Rogan, the famous comedian, is another celebrity who enjoys hunting. If you don’t believe us, listen to his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” where he says so himself. He even mentions it a lot on his social media platforms.
His hunting approach is really interesting and unusual because he aims to save wildlife when he hunts. Rogan teaches all of this on his multiple platforms and explains how to butcher, cook, and eat whatever he hunts.
Peyton Manning, the famous NFL MVP, loves to hunt, and this apparently comes from family. His father, Archie Manning, yet another legend from the NFL, often took his son on hunting trips, and clearly, it stuck with him.
Peyton Manning also loves to go on hunting excursions with friends and colleagues.
Hunting is a great way to bond with your relatives or even with your friends, and you don’t have to be an NFL star to experience that.
There are a lot of famous hunters, as you can see from the list above, with 20 examples of well-known musicians, actors, models, royalty, and football players.
Whether they hunt for recreational purposes, come from a family hunting background, do it for the camaraderie, or for whatever reason, you’re sure to identify with at least one of them.
There are so many reasons why hunting is great, and all these celebrities love it for different reasons, which are all quite valid.
Hopefully, this list gives you some inspiration and can even inspire you to hunt for the first time if you’re not already an expert hunter.