Definition Of battues

noun

the driving of game toward hunters by beaters.

Heavy investment was made in the nineteenth century in rearing thousands of pheasants for leisured slaughter in the battue .

Example Of battues

  • A head of the hunt in a battue may be a person who has passed an aptitude test in the State Forest Service and has received a head of the hunt's certificate.

  • But any improvement in relations was temporary, for further improvements in guns led to vast battues , in which 1,000 birds might be shot in one day.

  • Heavy investment was made in the nineteenth century in rearing thousands of pheasants for leisured slaughter in the battue .

  • In some clubs or associations it's forbidden to hunt antlered stag in battue .

  • More than a hunt, battue is a social activity where people enjoy the same passion and spend time together.


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