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Started by: Anne (4066) 

Saturday and one other day in the week, it varies is pheasant shooting day. I cannot believe anyone is out shooting in this weather but nevertheless there is gunfire to be heard. Surely birds cannot fly in this weather. Are they shooting phantoms.

Started: 4th Dec 2021 at 12:34

Posted by: tonker (24559) 

Anne, if the phamtoms move, they'll shoot 'em!

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 12:47

Posted by: Anne (4066) 

All the usual paraphernalia seems to be out, beaters just coming into view so must be more than phantoms, I can’t see anything flying apart from twigs and leaves. Some people, eh.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 13:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8629)

Well I must say that on a day like today, weather wise, they must be keen on

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 14:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8629)

I was watching a yootube video about, of all things, trains hitting animals

It explained that there are some animals which are stupid, and won't get out of the way of a train, cows are a problem to trains, because they are big and stupid, and can cause damage to the train, and they won't move even though the driver is sounding the horn, and the same with birds, birds such as Crows and Magpies will hop out of the way of an approaching train, but pheasants do not, they just sit there and get squashed, I think that is why you see a lot of squashed pheasants on the roads.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 15:21

Posted by: tonker (24559) 

"I can’t see anything flying apart from twigs and leaves. "

They'll shoot them too!

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 15:22

Posted by: broady (17542) 

TTS,
Quite a few bears and cubs killed by trains over here. Used to be because trains transporting grain would lose some and they went on to the track to eat it. Now the grain transporters have to be leak proof.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 15:35

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8629)

That is a good idea.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 16:54

Posted by: tomplum (8237) 

Quite a few bears and cubs killed by trains over here. Used to be because trains transporting grain would lose some and they went on to the track to eat it. Now the grain transporters have to be leak proof.

It dos't say much for the hearing and awareness of those bears, The injuns could put their ear to the ground and say how far off it was, how many carriages and how long it would take to get to where he was, Joking apart, You can hear those trains from my sons house and he lives several miles from the tracks,
shooo bears, there's summut coming

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 21:01

Posted by: broady (17542) 

Tom,
I am told, repeatedly, that when I have my nose in the trough I am oblivious to any sounds or movement around me.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 21:13

Posted by: ena malcup (345)

I used to have pheasant as my usual Christmas dinner. ( I really dislike turkey)

This was largely because I would frequently dine with my neighbour, who was an extremely accomplished cook, and was also quite friendly with the local poacher. (one of Delia's recipes for the plum sauce, which I still have.)

The game dealers will want to hang the birds for around a week to allow the meat to mature, and any birds bound for the frozen market will have an even longer lead time. So the shooting will probably peak over the coming week, and maybe into the next.

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 21:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8629)

Yes, game birds have a better flavour if they are left to hang.

I like freshly cooked Turkey, as long as it has been kept moist when cooked, but when it has been sat in a fridge, it is just to dry

Replied: 4th Dec 2021 at 23:24

Posted by: tonker (24559) 

I occasionally partake in a brace of Quail. But only when we can't find Toucans!

Replied: 5th Dec 2021 at 12:58

 

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