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wildfowl:

see waterfowlwaterfowl,
common term for members of the order Anseriformes, wild, aquatic, typically freshwater birds including ducks, geese, and screamers. In Great Britain the term is also used to designate species kept for ornamental purposes on private lakes or ponds, while in North
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wildfowl

1. any bird that is hunted by man, esp any duck or similar aquatic bird
2. such birds collectively
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The bones of a large number of cranes, together with those of various ducks, suggest wildfowling in the Trent floodplain, while the remains of deer, hare, woodcock and hazelnut shells indicate exploitation of woodland or more open landscape.
Over the years H&H has built many special sets of guns including the Queen's Silver Jubilee set in 1977 which consisted of two parts of guns, 12 and 20 bore, a three-inch chambered 12-bore wildfowling gun and a petite 28 gauge.
HyperSonic is an excellent load for wildfowling, just don't let the high velocity go to your head and start stretching your barrel.
In the early 1980s, former domestic science teacher Margaret Minhinnick and her husband, the poet Robert Minhinnick, became involved in a campaign to prevent wildfowling at Kenfig nature reserve.
We use state-owned ground when wildfowling, but this is mostly done on the water or below the high water mark.
Now the foreshore is under a management agreement - it has a wildfowling ban on the foreshore at our end of the bay which is like a reserve.
Since the 1970s wildfowling clubs have run a project to monitor Greenland white-fronted geese.
He is a member of Dee Wildfowling and Wetland Management Club, whose members will be organising the shoot.
Simon Clarke, spokesman for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, said: "Our people are testing ducks that would have been shot in the normal course of wildfowling.
Under a section called "Scotland's best-kept holiday secret", the brochure says: "There are dozens of opportunities for pheasant shooting and wildfowling and stalking deer and wild goat.
The document prepared by Graham Suggett, conservationist and Principal Emeritus of Warwickshire College, for the Standing Conference on Countryside Sports, shows that wildfowling clubs manage 105,000 hectares of wetland, 90 per cent of which are designated of wildlife importance.
The book captures, with indelible clarity, the true beauty of wildfowling.