Well yes it is wrong because " who cares if it gets picked " well what if the bird is just pricked ? Are you just going to let it lie there and suffer ? These are the kind of comments that are giving the antis ammo against the shooting community....
the question was to Alsone but of course the bird is stone dead.Otherwise it wouldnt of given me sheer pleasure. It is a hypathetical question. The Pheasant has done its job that it was brought into the world for by flying high and fast having been artificially put to flight in the direction of the waiting guns. The sportsman has achieved all he dreams about shooting a high fast bird dead in the air,and he has watched it come down to earth dead. Every part of its life upto that point has been artificially managed. Its probably cost around £25 to kill that bird or there abouts. My question is. Do I in your eyes have the right to shoot that bird for pleasure alone?,baring in mind its had a protected life and many truely wild animals have been killed in order to ensure its survival. It has never wanted for food or drink,and it was my money paying for all of that. Why should I worry about what happens to its carcass?
This is exactly the sort of crap that the antis love and that any real hunter hates!
If that is your attitude then you need to get it adjusted.
You will not be welcome on my shoot until it is adjusted.
Shooting is for food or for vermin control, the pleasure is in the social activity or in the hunter gathering - not to sooth your itch to kill!