April 11th 2021
Top tips for pheasant shooting
- Know the breed of pheasant you are shooting. They all behave slightly differently in flight.
- Get your footwork right. Move your feet correctly before you mount the gun and make the shot
- Practice your gun mount beforehand. A consistent gun mount will help you take the shot correctly.
- Finish your shot properly by watching the bird fold in the air
- Don’t aim, rush or snatch at the trigger
- Don’t cover the line of the bird with your muzzles
- Keep your stance and weight correct
Pheasant shooting has its own etiquette and part of it is knowing what to wear when you’re out in the field so here’s a useful guide.
Later on in the season pheasants behave differently and the talk is all about shooting high pheasants.
And then when you’ve got your bag, you can finish off by browsing through our pheasant recipes.