History of the Pheasant

PheasantWe spend half the year dreaming about the beginning of the season and preparing ourselves and the other half cursing ourselves and marvelling at what it is to be a part one of the greatest spectacles shooting has to offer, the driven shoots line of guns in full swing.

All of that acknowledged, how many of us know that much about our feathered opposition and how it came to be such a marvelled and respected quarry in the first place?

In his article for The field, Mike Yardley gives us an excellent insight to the history of the Pheasant.

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