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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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A spokesman said: "We remain committed to working with wildfowling groups and other groups.
The proposals are that NRW should: | Continue to use firearms to manage the damage caused by wild animals on the land it manages where this is essential for the sustainable management of natural resources; | Consider all applications for permission to enter on to its land to control wild animals affecting neighbouring land; | Consider leasing land for pheasant rearing and shooting and wildfowling where it doesn't negatively affect sustainable management of the areas.
Chris Green will be demonstrating his experience in wildfowling, pigeon shooting and the use of ferrets, while Derek Turner will be giving free fly-casting tuition.
Squire gained recognition relatively quickly for her nature photography and she was particularly well-known for her photographs of waterfowl, publishing "Wildfowling with a Camera," in 1938.
"Wildfowling" is the pursuit of ducks and geese on the coast.
Next month I am going to buy a piggy bank, put it under my bed, guard it with my old wildfowling gun, and sleep soundly.
But in the late 1940s, Almey combined both his horticultural and wildfowling interests at Whittle's Point.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who have the Queen as patron, said their royal charter ''forbids us from getting involved in debate about wildfowling and other legitimate sports''.
MEMORIAL: Katie Graham lays a wreath for father John; DEAD; John Lyness, shot outside his home coming home from work; COLIN DUFFY: Questioned; Keith Dowey, shot while wildfowling; Norman Kendall, died with friends; Thomas Taylor, died in hail of bullets; Fred Anthony, killed by a car bomb; John Graham, shot at close range; Roy Metcalf, shot in front of his family; Colin McCullough, shot in his car; David Murphy, RUC man gunned down; Wilfred Wethers, shot on way home; Ian Warnock, killed as he left work; Ian Lyons, Catholic murdered at his home; David Johnston, died with colleague
Sir Peter Scott's first book Morning Flight (1935) was reckoned to be a classic of wildfowling. Such books would not be generally acceptable now.
Wildfowling, aside from decreasing animal populations, also has other side effects.