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Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:08 pm    Post subject: Pheasant hunting  Reply with quote    

Not being in possession of a shotgun, I can't simply blast away at the pheasant. So where do aim for? The chest?

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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Location: South West
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With what - please don't say a catapult.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Crossbow.....

Ducks away from th fallout

misty07



Joined: 22 Jan 2010
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Location: swindon wiltshire
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

air rifle? lol runs other direction

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

misty07 wrote:
air rifle? lol runs other direction


Nah that one is the sensible choice, only for sitting birds mind, Bow is the other option that needs to be avoided

Shane



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you've got permission to shoot the pheasants, you've presumably also satisfied the landowner that your choice of weapon is appropriate...?

farmershort



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
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Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
With what - please don't say a catapult.


if it was, a shot anywhere in the chest cavity should cause a massive drop in blood pressure, stunning and killing the bird at the same time.

In the same way that when a pig is strung up in an abattoir, the electrodes just stun the animal, but the massive drop in bloody pressure when the throat i cut actually kills it.

I'm assuming air rifle - head shot, I'd say.

normally best to ask these things on jacksshed forum.

misty07



Joined: 22 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

amount of fields i drive past id love to get an air rifle just to pop a cock pheasant in the head but you would need to be close id assume. i just want to try pheasant. once lol shoot it myself and everything

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
With what - please don't say a catapult.


A car?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

misty07 wrote:
amount of fields i drive past id love to get an air rifle just to pop a cock pheasant in the head but you would need to be close id assume. i just want to try pheasant. once lol shoot it myself and everything


Those pheasants are someone's property. They have been bought and raised. Taking one without permission is no different from stealing someone's chicken.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
misty07 wrote:
amount of fields i drive past id love to get an air rifle just to pop a cock pheasant in the head but you would need to be close id assume. i just want to try pheasant. once lol shoot it myself and everything


Those pheasants are someone's property. They have been bought and raised. Taking one without permission is no different from stealing someone's chicken.


Technically, IIRC, they're the property of the land owner, so if my neighbour buys them in and they fly onto my land I can shoot them.

Obviously Misty if you want to try and shoot one you must have the landowners permission or you could be done for armed trespass.

misty07



Joined: 22 Jan 2010
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Location: swindon wiltshire
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

im not into ileagle sport i wouldnt do it id just meant id loveto stop as they get quite close sometimes i would love to try and shoot one one day

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If they are as dopey as ones I've seen released you can drive with your windows open and they'd fly straight in.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frequently I've crept up close enough such that I could have a pheasant with a butterfly net. If only I had a butterfly net.

Seems to me that they're bred to be slow and stupid.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 10 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Seems to me that they're bred to be slow and stupid.


How else do you think people who can afford a day's shooting ever manage to hit one?

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