Some secret features of pheasant hunting
Getting a pheasant, usually celebrated as a special hunting experience for any hunter. The process itself is subject to some difficulties and peculiarities, making it quite often compared to sport hunting. Pheasant is a game, and the regions of its habitat is quite wide and varied. This bird has very beautiful feathers and coloring, but nevertheless has a hidden nature and prefers to live in bushes and thorns, which grow along rivers, lakes and other water bodies. Thus, a prerequisite for settlement of pheasants will be available in the immediate vicinity of the glades or meadows, where during the bills or the raising of Chicks, we can have abundant food. Nesting pheasant can be found only in dense thickets,near water.
Hunting for pheasants, as a rule, be carried out using a hunting dog. Preference will always be given to the cops with hard and long hair. The ideal option is a breed of Spaniel. Due to its speed and vigor, these dogs can successfully catch fugitives birds, and due to a small increase, a Spaniel can be more effective than large breed dogs, to get through the impenetrable thickets of the shrub. Hunting for pheasants with a dog is significantly different from the goose hunt. However, it is always a standard scenario. Taking the trail, the dog is chasing the bird and only when the pheasant has become on the wing, the hunter makes a shot. In this case the dog will not only lift the bird into the air, but also to find and give a hunter killed a trophy or discover the trail of a wounded animal. Pheasant is highly resistant to the shots and so very often in the process of hunting of the wounded game is much more than the dead for felling birds.
In order to hunting for pheasants was the most effective, you need to know in advance some of the features of these birds. Pheasants live in flocks. This fact allows the hunter when it detects the pack, to obtain several birds. Feeding occurs mainly in the daytime. In this case, most often of his time these birds spend on the ground. Here they feel themselves in complete safety, thanks to the fact that the structure of their bodies allows them fast enough to run on the ground, among thick bushes, and even the thicket of thorns. Pheasants often spend the night on trees, especially in the cold season or when the snow falls.
When hunting pheasant in the reeds, the dog immediately sent to its forest, and the hunter is on the edge of the shore, waiting until the dog will not be in the rack. In this hunt, the whole group of hunters should be distributed along the cane. The owner of a hunting dog, which just released the dog into the reeds, need to try to move some distance in order to increase browse and provide greater range. Often the flight of a pheasant can occur at a distance of 5-7 meters from the hunter. During takeoff, it is advisable to shoot a pheasant from over the reeds. Subsequently, it can gain speed in some other direction and find it to be very difficult. Immediately after the shot, the dog jumps out of the reeds to find the downed game and bring the trophy to the owner. The hunter can even enter the reeds together with pointer, to facilitate the search.
In the process of hunting party, the hunters are divided into two groups, one of which surrounds the thickets of a possible arrangement of poultry, and the second group of dogs chases birds directly at the shooters. This is not something to skimp and surround your plot too big, as it gives the opportunity of most of the pheasants is very easy to slip out. The process of hunting it is best to plan for morning or late afternoon. It is not necessary to hunt in bad weather. Currently, the majority of birds trying to stay inside the shelters.
It should be noted that hunting pheasant in the spring season is prohibited by law. This is due to the fact that during this period the birds is during the breeding season. In March, the males pheasants fly within the forest and is determined by the place of the current. Toque, adults attract the attention of females. Generally, the time current is considered to be very beautiful and colorful time, when at dawn or before dusk, all habitats pheasants become full of various sounds made by the couple birds. In addition, there are also some limitations on the number of allowed number of shootings, even in areas for which the hunting for pheasants is open. And to the hunter who plans of getting a pheasant, as a rule, put forward a whole mass of different requirements.