The different breeds of pheasant living in Central Europe are the mixture of the different subspecies of the Asian Pheasant. The pheasant is the most eurytopic small game in Hungary. The pheasant shooting is the most popular collective hunting in the fall. 1,5-2 million pheasants will be put out every year and 5-700000 will be bagged.
Pheasants are a particularly good game bird to hunt with dogs because despite the fact that they prefer to run from predators including hunters, they will at times hold tight. When they eventually explode from heavy cover with their unique cackle and a thunderous wing beat they can startle unprepared hunters and dogs. Many birds has escaped without a shot being fired while the hunter recovers his or her composure. They are also good birds for a start to young hunters because they will eventually hold and can be a larger and more predictable target for new shooters than the fast and erratic flying woodcock or partridge.
Hunting pheasants is both fun and great exercise. It provides an opportunity to get outdoors, socialize with fellow hunters, and there is nothing like the thrill of the chase. The most common way of hunting is the walking up type of hunting. A smaller group of hunters with a few game keepers and the well trained comb trough banks of small canals and red spots along the creeks. The hunters have the chance to shoot some hares and wild ducks too. Besides the walking up hunts the big drives are delightful experience. The ideal habitant of the pheasants is the enviroment of agricultural fields divided by forest strips, wet red spoots and calm willow thickets. The pheasant shooting can be varied with hare and duck shooting in the same time. via naturhun.hu
Walked up hunt: 01 October-28 February
Drive: 01 November-28 February