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Upland Hunting in China

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by dak0ta, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. dak0ta

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    I think the shotgun was pretty interesting, worse than anything Norinco imports to us. Otherwise ground swatting is the way it's done over there. The pheasant dishes after look amazing.

     
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  2. 22250Rem

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    Very interesting. Certainly different, and I think I know why those shotguns don't get imported here. Didn't even realize there were pheasant hunting preserves in China. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. FL-NC

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    Interesting.
     
  4. BigSteve57

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    Very cool! I had no idea there was that kind of hunting in China. Not that I'd ever set foot in China for any reason whatsoever but that was a cool educational video, nonetheless. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. dak0ta

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    Yeah it was pretty fascinating. They also had their first Hunting Expo. It looks like mainly Australians, New Zealanders, Europeans are helping get this industry started up. They also are hiring Europeans to train their Olympic shooters and we should expect them to start making a splash at the next Olympics...

     
  6. Hasaf

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    I lived in China from 2006-2014. Hunting is not common at all. For that matter, game animals are not common.
     
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  7. dak0ta

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    Which part were you living in?
     
  8. Hasaf

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    Xinyang, Henan Province. It is directly between Zhengzhou and Wuhan.
     
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  9. buck460XVR

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    Back in the early 70s, I went out to South Dakota pheasant hunting. The locals out there hunted pheasant the sanme way as they did in the video.....just drove around until they saw one along side the road and then ground swatted it. Difference was, the South Dakotans, didn't bother to get outta the car/truck. They just shot out the window. They claimed that's how they recognized outta state pheasant hunters, cause they were walking out in the fields and waiting for the birds to fly before they shot. Guess that's the difference between hunting for food and hunting for sport.
     
  10. 22250Rem

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    That ground swatting part was totally new to me. Never even heard of anyone doing that. I guess that could increase your chances if they are gonna prepare your pheasant for you to have for dinner tonight. That sure qualifies as hunting for food. As a kid I often walked across a big field with lots of pheasants to get to my friends house. Practically had to step on one before they'd flush, and then I'd swing an imaginary shotgun at the bird and yell "BANG ! ". It was all I knew about shooting pheasants because that's how pheasant hunters did it. Just goes to show that there's more ways to do it than you might think.
     
  11. H&Hhunter

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    I’ve been to mainland China multiple times. I’ve often wondered what kind of game and hunting they did there. In between the cities there are vast swaths of wilderness.

    That Chinese made “shotgun” was an unfortunate looking thing..
     
  12. Loyalist Dave

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    "Go back more than a thousand years before the birth of Christ; the duke of Jo, and I bet he was great pheasant shot".
    IF he was, pal, then he was a great ARCHERY shot....a thousand years before the birth of Christ he wasn't using a black powder shotgun, let alone a modern, breech loader. :confused:

    WHY is the "guide" wearing a cammo blouse with "special forces" and "airborne" patches in English? I guess it was a gift from happy customer?

    LD
     
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    Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t pheasants originally from China?

    I don’t understand the fascination with trout/pheasants etc. I’d much prefer our dept of conservation focus on smallmouth habitat than “trout parks” but it must make way too much money in daily tags.
     
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    Im sure its not that difficult for high ranking Party members and PLA officials to get the necessary permissions......o_O
     
  15. tightgroup tiger

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    The phesants we have her in the States is the Green Japanese pheasant.
    The other kind shown in the video is the Chinese pheasant, which is more wary and roost in trees at night.
    Look up Japanese Green Pheasant on Wiki.
    I'm on my cell and can't link to it.
    We raised Japanese Green (Ringneck Pheasants ) for Pennsylvania for 15 years.
    7500 of them in total.

    Edit: I fat fingered the 7500 into 75000.
    I fixed it.
     
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  16. buck460XVR

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    Green Pheasants are thought to be a sub-species of the common ring-neck pheasant. From what I know, most stocking programs in the United States use Common Rind-necked pheasants as Green Pheasant stocking was never thought to have any success, at least in the mainland. Stocking of Green Pheasants has been successful in Hawaii . True Green Pheasants do not have the infamous white ring around their neck and are more of a woodland/forest edge bird, unlike the Ring-necked, who prefers more open country. The Ring-neck Pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota, and for good reason.

    Green Pheasant...... 220px-Phasianus_versicolor_in_field.jpg

    and Ring-necked..... 65615251-480px.jpg
     
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    Yes , you are correct. We raised the common ringneck pheasants. We always considered the Green and the common the same family.
    I guess I shouldn't do that.
     
  18. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Interesting I didn’t know John Cleese was a pheasant hunter.;)
    It’s fine by me if someone enjoys it. I don’t hunt pen raised pheasants, don’t hunt any fowl without my dog, never shoot a bird on the ground or travel halfway around the world to do it.
     
  19. jmorris

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    Would be easiest to shoot them in the cage at 3:50.

    Remember a hunt at the mota bonita lodge where caged raised quail were used. Hard to not make bean bags out of them, not a lot of fun for me but they did taste good.
     
  20. tightgroup tiger

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    The problem we always had was we would net all the birds and crate them, the Game Commission would pick them up and drive down to end of our long driveway and they would dump 2 crates out and leave. 50 birds. The birds knew were their food was coming from and would end up back up at the pen and would move into our garden, then we couldn't get them to leave.
    We called them ditch chickens because we always saw them in the ditches along the roads. Pen raised birds are half tame.
    We wouldn't shoot them on the ground either. Our bird dog would root them out of the grass and make them fly. Some times he would jump and catch them in his mouth when they were taking off and bring them to us. They take off so slow that even a youngster that was new to hunting would hit one once in a while.
    They are beautiful birds but not much of a challenge to hunt.
    Now Grouse, Woodcock, and Wild Turkey, that's a different story.
    You all saw in the video how that Chinese Pheasant took off and flew straight along the ground, our pheasants go straight up, and slow at that, and you almost have to step on them to get them to launch. That puts them really close to you and easy to hit.
    That and their beauty was why we always thought they were so popular as a pen raised game bird.
    With our background of raising and eating them for all those years, paying to go to a foreign country to hunt Pheasants would be the last thing I would spend money on.
     
  21. buck460XVR

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    Problem with most pen raised birds is they are bred to be pen raised. They are bred to be bigger, fatter and slower and to be less aggressive. Then we train them to find food and water at the feeders and that man is relative to their food and safety. Then we blame the bird because they act like chickens. That is why many states that have decent habitat have gone to releasing wild strain birds that have little interaction with their human breeders. Pheasants get up out of cover like woodcock. They both fly straight up(to get out of the cover) and then hesitate for a slip second before they flatten out. Anyone who hunts woodcock knows this is the secret to shooting them.Birds on the run and those in low cover, do not have to go straight up first.
     
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  22. Fine Figure of a Man

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    I had never paid much attention to pen raised pheasants until we started using them for dog training. I was surprised how much different they look compared to wild birds.
    So I guess I lied before, I have shot pen raised birds. Never hunted them though, just tossed 'em n shot 'em.
     
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    Every market in Asia sells all sorts of military clothes and patches in English.
     
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  24. Flintknapper

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    No way I'd pull the trigger on that shotgun until someone had done so first.
     
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