Can you explain the process and how it is possible?
.....Whereas admiring your killing skills against the pheasant in a battle of wits, gun against beak turns a decent profit.
I was walking up past Old Gang and round the back of Surrender yesterday and there were tons of new grouse butts, with loads of new timer for building more. All the butts seem to be next to the track, so I guess someone ferries the 'sportsmen' up in a lanrover, and they stagger a few metres to their butt.
If anyone's interested in some of the eco-philosoohy, there's Monbiots "feral" which argues for (British) rewilding, and for the counterpoint there's an essay "the problem with wilderness" by Cronon here: http://www.williamcronon.net/writing/Trouble_with_Wilderness_Main.html#:~:text=But%20the%20trouble%20with%20wilderness,its%20devotees%20seek%20to%20reject.&text=If%20we%20allow%20ourselves%20to,place%20where%20nature%20is%20not.
It is somewhat dwarfed by the 3 million who go fishing. I see little difference except the average cost. Paying to shoot is a bit naff really. One should only shoot on ones own land, or reciprocally with acquaintances. Top end fishing is certainly more posh and expensive than grouse shooting.
Monbiot is increasingly tiresome.
Whatever pheasant-shooting is (besides a disgusting exhibition of wealth), it isn't a battle of wits. Pheasants must be the stupidest birds in creation, to judge by the number that hurl themselves into traffic.
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