Pheasant Catching

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Nickeyo, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wondering if it is illegal to trap live pheasants on your own land. I have a pheasant round on my land that is becoming quite tame, my neighbour holds pheasant shooting so I was hoping I could catch it and keep it until the hunting season is over at the end of feb, If I caught it I would properly breed from it and then real ease it and it's babies, any advice
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    whats the difference between shooting them and trapping? i mean if he can shoot them on his land i dont know why you couldnt trap them to save their lives. geez.. what a messed up place we live in
     
  3. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well that's what I thought but it's illegal to trap wild birds but I was wondering if that applies to game birds
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i was going to see if i could find it and i looked for where your at. England ! i doubt if i could find it but i will try.
     
  5. granny hatchet

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    www.naturalengland.org.uk im not sure if this is what you need buy there are certin times of the year you can do this and a liscence is required if im reading right
     
  6. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    It was very useful, thank you
     
  7. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see why you shouldn't be able to trap the bird on your own land. Who's to say that the bird wasn't yours and your only trying to recover an escaped pheasant. I'm not sure about GB, but in the States you do have to have a license to be in passion of any type of game bird, except ornamentals. Its best to not to try and catch him during daylight. If you can find where he roosts and have a good long handled next the are pretty simple to catch. Good Luck to You and the Pheasant
     
  8. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I did nearly get him but my net for caught in the tree because it was a Horthorn so he flew off
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    hahah, to be a fly on the wall! what is hawthorn? they wont use trap?
     
  10. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    It Is tree that has loads of large spikes on its branches, I do have a trap I built but I'm just adjusting it at the moment
     
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