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A Guide to Pheasant Shooting

If you are a hunter that is into upland game, you will surely love to do driven pheasant shooting, too. Birds will definitely seek for the best cover they can get whether it is the smallest cove or the thickest brambles or just fly high and away. Since it becomes a challenge in going for a hunting pheasant, you need to consider different strategies in order for you to win over these birds.

The best to strike your pheasants is to do it during the time that they are still sitting tighter and this happens when you go hunting during the early seasons. Since they are not in the state of being pressured, you can easily find a shooting point that will help you have a closer shot range and you can even use a shotgun that has a modified choke as well as a #6 shot. If you prefer to use 28 or 20 gauge gun, you need to go pheasant hunting during the early season.

As you continue the season, it is advised that you use a choke gun that is tighter. To achieve the optimum result, it is recommended that you use a 12 gauge gun that possesses a #4 or #5 shot as well as a shell containing more powder. This will help you knockdown the target at a long range shot.

If you believe that you will find more birds covering in heavy and tall grasses, it is wise that you have at least a trained pheasant dog so that you will be able to locate these birds easily. There might be situations wherein you will not be able to identify the cover of your target but because you have walked past it, the target will surprisingly burst from the covers and get away. A dog also plays an important role when you have already taken down your target pheasant. If you have injured the target pheasant, it doesn’t end there since you might have injured it lightly and it can still escape after that is why your dog will serve as your guard so that your pheasant will not be able to escape that easily. Choosing a pheasant dog is not an easy task because you need to make sure that it is trained and can work and listen closely to all of your demands.

To be considered an experience Virginia driven pheasant shooter, you need to be more careful in doing the hunt such as being able to walk back and forth across the field as well as walk slowly and quietly. This will then give you the best shooting access to your pheasant.
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