from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A water bird, especially a swimming bird.
- n. Swimming game birds, such as ducks and geese, considered as a group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. birds, such as ducks, geese and swans, that spend most of their non-flying time on water; especially those of the family Anatidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; -- used also collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as water-birds.
- n. In a restricted sense, swimming birds, especially those which, as the Anseres, are used for food or for any reason engage the attention of sportsmen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freshwater aquatic bird
This whole lead thing (excluding lead shot use in waterfowl hunting) really is a somewhat sad current state of affairs.
You can obviously hunt waterfowl from a boat, but the motor has to be off, and your forward momentum from the motor has to have stopped.
Right when I started to take an interest in waterfowl hunting is when they mandated steel for waterfowl and it stopped me in my tracks.
It has been estimated that Canada and the USA add up to 3 1/2 million waterfowl lost every season because of steel shot resulting in waterfowl flying off and dying later.
Personally, I begin waterfowl hunting, and me and my buddies put on a coyote hunt in January.
I have a pointing lab and she is great in waterfowl and upland. if you interested ill give you the name and info of the breeder i bought her form.
Cooking waterfowl is not one of my specialties and this site gave me some great recipes.
A myxozoan parasite has been found in waterfowl here in the US, the first time a typically "cold-blooded" parasite has been found in "warm-blooded" animals.
But the hunting for upland birds and waterfowl is excellent.
- I’ve not been aware a any large increase in waterfowl numbers directly benefited by lead shot ban.