Which is faster – a partridge or a pheasant?

Which bird flies faster and needs more lead - a partridge or a pheasant? I’m reasonably okay at killing driven pheasants cleanly, but I do struggle on partridge shown on the same drive at the same height. Can you shed any light on my problem?

Confidence in 2008 partridge shooting

Confidence in 2008 partridge shooting

With just three days to go before the start of the partridge season, sporting agencies are confident that this year’s shooting will be a great success, but are anxious about how the 2009/10 season will be affected by the current economic climate.

How do we get pheasants to fly towards the guns?

We have one woodland drive on our farm shoot where it's difficult to get pheasants to fly forward towards the guns. Can we rectify the problem? We are driving the wood towards the release wood and that last season we did not encounter this difficulty.