True enough. Many years ago some of the estates in this area would have hare shoots after the pheasant season. I went on a couple and was told that no matter what else, do not shoot a hare at the start of the drive because you'd have to carry it maybe half a mile across uneven ground. Worse still, shoot two!Still smile when you say a cock pheasant weighs 6lbs! Thats an average brown hare, or a large blue one!
The basic difference, aenoon, is that we don't have to carry 20 hares, but we often do have to carry 20 pheasants.
i also have pheasant breasts in the freezer, but it's nice to have a roast bird from time to time. Next visit I'll get some diced venison which makes a superb casserole on a winter's day.Nice one Bob , a brace of oven ready , properly free range birds , fed on quality feed , and having seen a minimum of 30 weeks wild ( even up to two years ) for a fiver . Puts the oven ready broiler chickens in the supermarkets( that have had 5 or 6 weeks of life before their crowded truck ride to a mechanised end ) truly in the shade .
personally, I breast pheasants rather than pluck , the rest goes to the badgers , foxes and buzzards .