A stovepipe trap is a simple and effective way to trap and catch live pheasants. Seeded with a little bit of corn, a pheasant will simply walk into the pipe while following the trail of corn and not be able to back up or turn around. It doesn't harm the birds, so if they're hens and you want to release them after capture, you can simply open the end and let the birds out. Building this type of trap only takes a few items and a short amount of time.
Cut the stovepipe into 24-inch sections. Use the hacksaw to cut through the metal. One 24-inch section makes one trap.
Cut out a 6-inch diameter piece of wire mesh using the tin snips. You will need one piece for each trap you make.
Stand the stovepipe up on one end. On the other end, place the piece of chicken wire that you cut out of the roll. Use the duct tape to attach the wire to the pipe. Be sure to leave as much of the end "open" to the light as the birds will not enter the trap if they can't see light out the other end.
Things you need
- Steel or aluminium stovepipe, 6 inches wide
- Chicken wire
- Tin snips
- Duct tape