Pre heat the oven to gas mark 7/220C/200C fan. Take the pheasant out of the fridge for 30 minutes prior to cooking. To make sure it stays moist, lay some bacon rashers over the pheasant and put an onion and a knob of butter inside the pheasant. Place on a heated, oiled baking tin and cook in the oven for about 35-45 minutes, basting regularly. It’s ready when the internal temperature of the thigh is 155°F to 160°F and the juices run clear. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.