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Not so good neighbours

A) I really sympathise with you. Pheasants love scratching, eating and dusting in tailings and short of setting up camp on your boundary, you will struggle to stop them. As a last resort, you could build a number of pheasant catchers on your land close to the tailings, using plenty of straw and wheat in them. You can do this now, but bear in mind it is illegal to both shoot and catch out of season.

If you are able to, intercept your poults in traps and transport them back to your drives. This may just give your neighbour less to shoot this season.

In a civilised world, an approach to your neighbour on an amicable basis might work, even to the extent of suggesting he might like to shoot with you? or perhaps rent you his land!