a. To go after something and return with it.
b. To retrieve killed game. Use of a hunting dog.
Uncle John was never seen without his trusty rifle "Betsy" and his hunting dog to fetch the game.
Even though he and his wife lived into the last half of the 20th Century, they never had ate a
store-bought meal. Uncle John would leave early in the morning, with rifle or fishing pole, and
bring home dinner in time for her to cook along with the homegrown veggies and fresh baked breads.
A favorite was fried rabbit and poke salad and sweet potato pie.