game bird

noun

Definition of 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 Those that are hunting doves also must have the migratory game bird endorsement and be HIP-certified. Nathan Giese, Chron, 20 Aug. 2021 Required to hunt any migratory game bird (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, dove, sandhill crane and woodcock) in combination with a Federal Duck Stamp and HIP Certification for waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 14 Aug. 2021 This year’s fall duck flight is expected to be down 36% from last year, according to Mike Szymanski, the agency’s migratory game bird management supervisor. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 The traditional Wisconsin summer game bird brood surveys were not conducted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2021 This game bird is difficult to find in Texas, but Cooper’s stocks it ($35 per bird). Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 14 June 2021 Fowler is waterfowl and migratory game bird research scientist and Jaworski is assistant waterfowl research scientist with the department. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 May 2021 The verdict is still out as to how hard the iconic game birds may have been hit by the cold blast, according to Robert Perez, upland game bird program leader. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 26 Feb. 2021 All migratory game bird hunting continues to be prohibited on Sundays as well. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of game bird

1770, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Aug 2021

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“Game bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20bird. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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