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Annual Pheasant Shoot on Pelee Island / Chasse annuelle aux faisants sur l'île Pelée

Title (Fre)

Chasse annuelle aux faisants sur l'île Pelée


ca 1935


Black and white photograph of the annual Pheasant Shoot on Pelee Island; four men are standing in the centre of the photograph wearing hunting gear and holding rifles; to the left of the men there is a rack from which a number of dead pheasants are hanging; behind the men there is a barn.


The pheasant industry on Pelee Island got its start in the mid-1930s. Ideal breeding conditions prevailed on the island due to the absence of skunks and weasels, and the thick tangle of wild grape vines along the south and southwestern corner which provide protection for the young pheasants against crows, hawks and even dogs. By the third year following the introduction of pheasants, the island was thrown open to shooting and for a few days every fall hundreds of hunters travelled to Pelee Island for the annual pheasant hunt. Fees diverted to meet taxation and money spent on rooms, meals, etc. made the industry very profitable to islanders.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Pelee Island

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


Barns / Granges

Birds / oiseaux

Dead animals / Carcasses d’animaux

Fishing & hunting gear / Équipement de chasse et pêche

Hunting / Chasse

Men / Hommes

Pelee Island (Ont.) / Île Pelée, (Ont.)

Pheasant shooting / Tir au faisan

Rifles / Fusils

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