Catch birds at night by dazing them with a light and knocking them down or netting them.
More example sentences
- A rare nocturnal sport, batfowling consisted of going into a forest or shrub-laden area and beating birds senseless with a bat.
- But people unfamiliar with batfowling sometimes assumed you were supposed to beat the bush itself - which completely missed the point!
- So far as I know, batfowling was never an American sport.