Following on from the cheeky poacher thread I was wondering what to do in an associated situation.
I have permission from landowner friends to shoot deer rabbit vermin and birds on their land. They recently asked me to get rid of the pheasants which are coming through (our) wood from an adjoining shoot and eating all the food put out for the wild birds around the farmhouse, quite often a few dozen on the lawn.
The keeper knows about them and has come up on occasion and dogged them back but obviously the survivors are back soon.
The keeper is a good neighbour and has generously given me permission to follow up any deer that run onto his area so I certainly do not want to irritate him, but I also want to help the permission giver.
What should I do, chat to the keeper and offer to dog them back regularly? Take my airgun and reduce numbers which is what the landowner wants. Round them up in chicken wire spirals and give the keeper a call?