game bird


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

game bird

[′gām ‚bərd]
(biology)
A bird that is legal quarry for hunters.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hunters are encouraged to report leg-banded migratory game bird recoveries online at www.
Asked about the spiralling numbers of killed birds each year, Game Fund director Pantelis Hadjiyerou said that game bird populations had been rising year on year, and so this was not a conservation issue.
A consortium of breeding and shooting interests said the code dispelled fears over the future viability of game bird rearing.
What he really intends with others in the shooting industry is to create a smokescreen for the cruelty of game bird shooting and the disgraceful factory farming methods producing live quarry for 1sportsmen .
Over time, the new system is expected to replace the paper-based carbon copy system that is currently used by businesses that issue hunting licenses and game bird stamps on behalf of the state.
Noncommercial poultry operations, such as upland game bird facilities in the United States, may serve as a potential source of avian disease introduction to other bird populations including the commercial poultry industry, backyard flocks, or wildlife.
John Harker's description of snares and traps as essential tools of countryside management is as wrong as his prejudicial attitudes and his support of the same tools for their real purpose: the deliberate and selfish persecution of wildlife in the United Kingdom to protect game bird shooting.
Anyone with an interest in game bird welfare doesn't want to see the same mess developing inWales as happened in England only a few weeks ago.
Today's menu includes locally sourced game bird skewers, followed by liquorice ice-cream and a pina colada bread-and-butter pudding.
A FORMER advertising executive, who once ran his own game bird farm in Ireland, has set up a gardening business in Warwick after helping old people with their gardens.
The regional head of Britain's largest shooting organisation last night dismissed video footage claiming to show cruelty on game bird estates across the Midlands as "a load of old rubbish".
Good dove shooting is expected on the Wister Wildlife Refuge and the upland game bird fields.