is pheasant shooting with air rilfe legal
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:03 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:06 PM
Although I'm sure someone who knows a lot more about it than me will come along soon and help you out.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:14 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:21 PM
i have one place where they want all the birds cleared out and kept out all year round as its a riding stables and they have caused a couple of falls in the past by spooking the horses. Other people wont have them touched or they are reserved for landowners family's shooting, other dont care, it is pretty rare to find them being treated as a pest though but it does happen.
in the right conditions stalking pheasants with an air rifle can provide some challenging, sporting, shooting although theres little sport to be had if they are half tame and just out of the pen. in my opinion, head shots are a must too.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:29 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:41 PM
Cant shoot game after sun down
i have a piece of land only maybe about 3 acres out the back of a friemds house with 2 horses in and a few big oaks in bottom of it and on a night they must be atleast 500 pheasants roosting he says as long as i sort him out with a few i am ok to shoot them there is a river in between the farmers land and they cross the river on a night and the other side of the river there must be thousands of them but obv that not my land so they safe http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:48 PM
I thought you just couldn't shoot them with a lamp?
Cant shoot game after sun down
Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:31 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:36 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:42 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:44 PM
they are flying about and not runners look really big and i 'found' one the other evening and it is about the same size as a medium chicken when plucked , i was just wanting to know if it legal to shoot them while roosting as if so i think i am goin to need a truck and prob a bullet proof vest from neighbour game keeper
they are easy to shot mate they never run away or nothing find some thing harder to shot one thing i will say they cost money and the game keeper weather its his land or not will not like it and will do some thing about it is it worth losing good shot for other things just for them
Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:46 PM
i went for a walk round tonight and came accross the game keeper walking the oposite side of the river so i went across and spoke to him about the pheasants and he said for me just to leave them be for a couple of months and wht is left after the season i free to get but i bet my bottom dollar there gunna be some wise birds by then, he said they been out since 1st week in oct and there approx 1500 birds let out in this area and they only expect to take 800 birds so that must leave a few birds obv foxes etc to take there share but they can always be sorted out , cheers for the info lads and i he also said that if the birds aint on there land there not a great deal they can do about it but he did have a big german shepard and a rotti cross and 3 labs with him along with a o/u shotgun so i not goin to find out what they can do about it for now and just keep them sweet
what he is telling you is leave them till end of season then you cant shoot them by law can you
Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:49 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:52 PM
And if your sussed shooting them at night, it will usually not go down too well mate, plus illegal if using a lamp. Hope this helps
Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:55 PM