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A contest, physical or mental, conducted according to set rules, played for amusement or for a stake.
[M.E. fr. O.E. gamen]


broad-breasted, brightly colored breed of table poultry used widely in breeding hybrid table poultry.


birds or animals hunted and killed in the chase, i.e. for sport. Used also in respect of animals hunted for provisions and skins. Said of animals and birds, hence game birds, etc.

game animals
includes deer and other similar large ruminants, wild pig and the group of largely African animals classed as 'big game'. Game fish are marlin, tuna and other big marine fish rather than the smaller freshwater fish of rod and reel devotees.
game birds
birds originally hunted but nowadays also farmed. Includes pheasants, quail, partridge, francolin, jungle fowl, guinea fowl.
game farm
farm dedicated to keeping game animals, usually exotic ones, in the wild in conditions as nearly natural as possible. In most instances they are a hobby or for relaxation and entertainment. They are really private zoos or zoological gardens.
game fish
fish hunted for sport.
game meat
meat from slaughtered game animals.
game ranch
see game farm (above).

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Hunting would not be allowed in protected areas except game reserves, private game reserves and community game reserves.
South Africa is being overrun with illegal poachers primarily from Mozambique due to the lack of adequate resources to secure the Kruger National Park, and infiltration into the private game reserves across South Africa.
Concessions for development in the National Park and Game Reserve are secured.
The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean's British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant in London; Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Necker Belle, a 105 foot luxury catamaran, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya and Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa.
Situated at the top of a rocky mountain and elevated high above the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Ulusaba Rock Lodge guests can retreat to the Aroma Boma beauty treatment centre, after indulging in a game viewing experience, with sightings of the famous and majestic Big Five on offer.
According to sources privy to the negotiations, the government insists that the game reserve should be acquired under the Agricultural Commercial Land Reform Act 6 of 1995, something that the owners of Erindi are not happy about.
This expansive conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve, is home to an abundance of animals, including the Big Cats and hippos.
On their trip they will be based on the Hluhluwe game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal province, which has a programme to increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild.
The reception was held on a hill called Nelson's Koppie at the Inyati Game Reserve, the report added.
Nomad Tanzania also gained a listing in the 'Best Mobile Safari Operator,' category and the 'Best Safari Guiding Team,' in Africa, while the Singita game reserve is said to have produced other outstanding properties, including the Singita Sabora camp, Singita Explore camp, Singita Castleton and Singita Grumeti Reserves and Riding Safaris.
Summary: A hippopotamus chased away from his herd at a South African game reserve has since become stuck in the lodge's swimming pool.
com)-- Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is named one of the top 15 World's Best Hotels.