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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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It is a large piscivorous minnow that may compete with game fish.
Other hard-fighting pelagic game fish, including striped marlin, shortbill spearfish, mahimahi (dorado), ahi (yellowfin tuna), wahoo (ono), and (rarely) sailfish, increase those catch odds to a fish per boat per day.
The Protector and CeaCap(TM) are available for purchase (for $10-$15), but The Game Fish Landing Seat and The Fish 'n Hold are not yet manufactured.
Under game fish management rules, Clark said, "We (commercial and recreational fishermen) will all have to follow the same rules equally and therefore be able to benefit from the resource in a fair and equitable manner.
CONTACT: Crystal Carey, International Game Fish Association, +1-954-924-4310 or ccarey@igfa.
features the thrill of catching a prized freshwater game fish of the region while exploring the country's extraordinary surroundings including panoramic views, and a look into diverse foreign cultures and foods.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball great Ted Williams and four other noted anglers are being inducted in the Fishing Hall of Fame by the International Game Fish Association.
Based at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he designed the dart tag and originated the Cooperative Game Fish Tagging Program in 1954, the first active conservation measure for the bluefin.
In case the fish is a record, Norm Kagawa, our captain, takes the Shogun out of gear to conform to International Game Fish Association (IGFA) fly-fishing rules that prohibit trolling.
Hayes and others say stocking lakes with game fish that prey on tadpoles has contributed substantially to the decline of frogs in many U.
A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once,'' Lee Wulff wrote in 1938 and that's even more true today.
Below a pH of 5, the whole ecosystem may start falling apart, although some naturally acidic Florida lakes support diverse fish communities, including game fish, at a pH of 4 to 4.