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 Historically the state’s most pursued game bird, Ol’ Ruff hangs out in places every Minnesotan should visit but few do. Star Tribune, "There are positives as grouse season opens, but issues, too," 17 Sep. 2020 Drew Fowler, migratory game bird research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, dedicated a portion of his presentation to isotope tracking at a Aug. 31 waterfowl meeting hosted by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Isotope analysis of feathers offers new insight into waterfowl movements and reveals some surprises," 13 Sep. 2020 The young royal was taken by dad Prince William and mom Kate Middleton on the game bird shoot with other members of the extended royal family towards the end of their annual summer break at Queen Elizabeth's 52,000-acre estate at Balmoral Castle. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Prince George Goes on Traditional Grouse Shoot with Kate Middleton and Prince William in Scotland," 1 Sep. 2020 Those who plan to hunt teal during the 16-day early season, Sept. 12-27, also will need a Federal duck stamp, in addition to the state migratory game bird endorsement. Dallas News, "Most licenses expire soon," 15 Aug. 2020 In addition to a new license, dove hunters will need to purchase a Texas migratory game bird stamp endorsement before hunting. Dallas News, "Most licenses expire soon," 15 Aug. 2020 Those who plan to hunt teal during the 16-day early season, Sept. 12-27, also will need a Federal Duck Stamp along with the state migratory game game bird endorsement. Matt Williams, ExpressNews.com, "New hunting, fishing licenses set to go on sale Aug. 15," 13 Aug. 2020 Paul Stephen guided you through the best ways to cook game birds such as dove and duck and quail, with recipes for Sheet Pan Quail and Brussels Sprouts, Butterflied Dove, Cherry Roast Duck and Pheasant Cacciatore. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Podcast: San Antonio’s best burgers (so far)," 18 Sep. 2019 Quail cook fast and make a fun introduction to game birds for folks who rarely venture beyond chicken. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Ready, aim, feast: 5 Texas game birds and how to cook them," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of game bird

1770, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2020

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“Game bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20bird. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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