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Partidge perfection

Melissa Volpi travels northward to Kinpurnie Estate to find a partridge shoot like no other, with a team of keepers who truly love what they do It’s just gone 6:30am. Craig and Alana Downie (dressed in a kilt and tweeds

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Posted in Driven Game, Features

Sense over extremism

A press release issued by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has praised the decision of Bradford City Council “for choosing sense over extremism by allowing grouse shooting to continue on Ilkley Moor.” The statement reads: The City

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Posted in Features, News

GWCT woodcock project boosted by sponsorship

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has announced that its efforts to track migratory woodcock have been given a boost thanks to the sponsorship of the Landed Estates team at accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson. A woodcock

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And Now For The Really Bad News

Motile Protozoans are a real trouble maker when rearing. Alan Pearson examines this enemy of the gamekeeper. Motile Protozoan parasites have long been a problem in the game bird industry, causing huge losses in some years. There are two organisms

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Posted in Game Bird Vet

How Much?

Will this be the year of the £50 pheasant? Not quite – but it is certainly heading that way. We may be working in decimal prices now, but the old saying “up goes a sovereign, bang goes half a crown,

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I Don’t Want To Frighten You But…

Predator speculates on the accumulation of shocking price rises in the industry. There is an old adage in journalism that the more noughts a figure has, the less likely it is to be true. So let’s break down the costs

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Posted in Predator

Bringing Back The Grey Partridge

The GWCT has released the results of a three-year long investigation into techniques for encouraging the English partridge back into its native home. A practical result of the scientific study has been a series of guidelines, giving the best methods

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