Happy hunting grounds

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the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting.

See also: Hunting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
For a time, the Indian fable seemed realized: he had attained that height from which the Blackfoot warrior, after death, first catches a view of the land of souls, and beholds the happy hunting grounds spread out below him, brightening with the abodes of the free and generous spirits.
my fathers call me to the happy hunting grounds. The path is clear, and the eyes of Mohegan grow young.
STAT ATTACK with ALAN HODGSON Into the Lions' Dens ...NEITHER of the Lions' Dens (the current one dates from 1993) have been happy hunting grounds for Town, with just three wins in 20.
PREDICTION: Everton 0 Sunderland 1 JOHN HOUGHTON GOODISON Park is not one of our happy hunting grounds.
But Northampton still had to work hard to secure victory on one of their happy hunting grounds - they have lost only once at Worcester's Sixways ground.
Nottingham is one of Crowley's happy hunting grounds and he has a pounds 12 profit to level stakes at the course.