fowling


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fowl

 (foul)
n. pl. fowl or fowls
1. Any of various birds of the order Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesticated chicken (Gallus domesticus).
2.
a. A bird, such as a duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game.
b. The flesh of such birds used as food.
3. A bird of any kind.
intr.v. fowled, fowl·ing, fowls
To hunt, trap, or shoot wildfowl.

[Middle English foul, from Old English fugol; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

fowl′er n.

fowling

(ˈfaʊlɪŋ)
n
(Hunting) the shooting or trapping of birds for sport or as a livelihood
ˈfowler n
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Outward bound, and off the pitch of Cape Horn, he used to sit on the taffrail, and keep the steward loading three or four old fowling pieces, with which he would bring down albatrosses, Cape pigeons, jays, petrels, and divers other marine fowl, who followed chattering in our wake.
In 1998, his entrepreneurial instincts eventually landed him in the fowling game soon after a friend invited him on a duck hunt.
It is in these windswept and lonely places that wild fowling takes place.