We have a large number of pheasants left after the season and considerably more than usual. In the past, these surplus birds have never seemed to produce any offspring and I have been told they could bring disease to the poults when they are released.
Which bird flies faster and needs more lead - a partridge or a pheasant? Im 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?
If I drop a pheasant on my neighbour's land, whose property is it? I went to pick a bird that fell over the boundary, only to find the farmer had got there before me. I asked him to hand it over, but he wouldn't!
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.