nongame

adjective
non·​game | \ ˌnän-ˈgām How to pronounce nongame (audio) \

Definition of nongame

: not hunted for food, sport, or fur nongame animals/birds All 38 species of mollusks in Colorado have been reclassified as nongame, which means they cannot be harvested for sport or commercial purposes.— Brighid Kelly

Examples of nongame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State officials say that besides ensuring access, the easement would conserve habitat for big game, waterfowl, upland game birds and nongame wildlife. USA TODAY, "Animation behind bars, Elliott the elk, SkyStar: News from around our 50 states," 10 Sep. 2019 Lake homeowners or users who find two or more dead loons on one lake with no obvious injury or cause of death are asked to contact DNR nongame wildlife staff for tracking. Katrina Pross, Twin Cities, "After uptick in Minnesota loon deaths, tests point to West Nile Virus," 18 July 2019 Conducted each year in late summer and fall, the trawls provide critical information on year-class strength of game and nongame fish species and monitors trends in critical forage species as well as larger fish. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Poygan ice provides a warm greeting to anglers," 6 Jan. 2018 Lake homeowners or users who find two or more dead loons on one lake with no obvious injury or cause of death are asked to contact DNR nongame wildlife staff for tracking. Katrina Pross, Twin Cities, "After uptick in Minnesota loon deaths, tests point to West Nile Virus," 18 July 2019 Conducted each year in late summer and fall, the trawls provide critical information on year-class strength of game and nongame fish species and monitors trends in critical forage species as well as larger fish. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake Poygan ice provides a warm greeting to anglers," 6 Jan. 2018 Biologist Amity Bass, director of the coastal and nongame resources division at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, agrees. Joel Sartore, National Geographic, "Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?," 10 Nov. 2016

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nongame. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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