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

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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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First Known Use of nongame

1886, in the meaning defined above

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