UK law is great in this regard... if you knock something down, technically, if you pick it up, you could be accused of poaching but I suspect very unlikely to be so. However, if the vehicle in front of you knocks something down you are perfectly able to pick it up without fear of prosecution. The Law Is A Ass according to one of Dickens characters so things don't change do they?
Irrespective of the death wish pheasants appear to have around here...this has inspired me to call my opto TXRX build 'Phasianus colchicus', or Common Pheasant.
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