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Can Jews eat hunted animals? That means the animals are dead before getting their necks cut.

I do not think ancient Jews were hunters, but I would be surprised if I were to find that there was no hunter among them at all.

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Hunting for sport is strictly forbidden, and hunting for food will render the animal a tereifah if (as in the example you gave) you wound or kill the animal before slaughtering it. But that said, hunting is most certainly permissible. You could hunt for pelts, for example. –  Shimon bM Jul 14 '13 at 10:34
Simple answer: no. –  Hacham Gabriel Jul 14 '13 at 14:53
Interestingly, the hebrew (and biblical hebrew) word for hunting is Tzayad, which means trapping, not hunting. It seems to me that they would trap the wild animals and then slaughter them. –  Menachem Jul 14 '13 at 17:28
So jewish culture is incompatible with hunting for food at all. –  Jim Thio Jan 26 at 4:21
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In theory (see Yore Dea chapters 3, 6, 7), it's possible to kill an animal with a really sharp arrow or thrown knife and render it kosher, but not practically.

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