game bird


: a bird that may be legally hunted according to the laws especially of a state of the U.S.

Examples of game bird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boswell said the two species are overpopulated in Kentucky and pose an outsized threat to smaller animals, including songbirds, game birds, rodents, turkeys, farm chickens and cats. Connor Giffin, The Courier-Journal, 9 Jan. 2024 The disease also has hit several game bird production facilities in the U.S. Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2024 Common house cat track dimensions: 1 ½ inches long, 1 ⅜ inches wide Animal Tracks: Game Birds Tracking game birds in harder substrate can be tricky since their light bodies don’t leave huge impressions in the ground. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 7 Feb. 2024 Outdoors calendar The regulations were developed by using the most current scientific data as well as input from the public, conservation and hunting groups and results from a waterfowl hunter survey, according to Taylor Finger, DNR game bird ecologist. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 22 Apr. 2023 The prosecution originally charged him with three counts, but the third count — leaving a game bird in his possession to go to waste through carelessness and neglect — was dismissed, according to court documents. Saumya Gupta, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 Wisconsin wild turkey population is in good shape and its management system is the envy of other states That makes Wisconsin a relative newcomer to wild turkey hunting; some states in the eastern and southern U.S. had seasons for the native game bird throughout the 20th century. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2023 After entering a guilty plea to transporting and receiving untagged migratory game birds, Ortiz was sentenced to a three-year hunting ban, three years of probation and a $1,000 fine in federal court. Saumya Gupta, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 But, like with most waterfowl survey results, there’s more going on than meets the eye, North Dakota Game and Fish migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Szymanski tells Outdoor Life. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 24 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of game bird was in 1770

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“Game bird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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