There is nothing better when standing on the peg than being presented with birds that fly high and make a good show of it.  Giving pheasants and partridges the best start is critical to the success of any well-run shoot. Gamebirds that are fed the best diet with the highest…

There are just a few iconic sporting moments to which we all aspire but rarely achieve. The red-letter day when you catch a trout on the mayfly, or jump that hedge, or shoot a serious January pheasant, is the one that stays with you. And they live in our communal…

The Top 10 best pheasant recipes need the right game to start with...

We are familiar with including Italian flavours in our everyday cooking, but don’t often think to do so with game. This Italian pheasant recipe shows just how delicious this combination can be. From Mike Robinson’s book, Wild Flavours, this recipe named after Gennaro Contaldo melds the flavours of the Mediterranean…

How to shoot pheasants

Knowing how to shoot pheasants properly is a lesson every sportsman must learn. 26-time world champion George Digweed offers his words of wisdom. For more of George Digweed’s shooting top tips, read George Digweed’s guide to grouse and George Digweed’s ultimate pigeon decoying guide. Or keep reading to learn how…

Reeves's pheasant

The Reeves’s pheasant will occassionally appear at a British shoot, but only as an escapee that will cost you a hefty fine if you shoot it. Do you know the history of what you are shooting? Read the history of the pheasant to impress at the shoot lunch. REEVES’S PHEASANT…

Cheer pheasant

The Cheer pheasant originates from the Himalaya region from western Pakistan to Nepal, but it is a vulnerable, threatened specie that has teetered on the brink of extinction. For a more familiar pheasant to our shores, read Caucasian pheasant: the Old English Blackneck. CHEER PHEASANT The Cheer pheasant is native…

Grey junglefowl

The Grey junglefowl is very distinctive, with neck hackles dotted with pale yellow spots, and its feathers have been in such high demand a ban was put in place in 1968 on exporting the birds from India. For a pheasant closer to home, read Caucasian pheasant: the Old English Blackneck.…

Satyr tragopan

The Satyr tragopan, also known as the Crimson-horned pheasant, can be found in thickly forested mountain areas of India, Tibet, Bhutan, China and Nepal, and its appearance is as striking as its home. With deep crimson feathering interspersed with white spots, this pheasant is prized for its appearance. For another…