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NZ shooters kill 5 per cent of wild population of critically endangered bird ‘by mistake’

Four critically endangered birds were killed by hunters in New Zealand this week. The takahē were mistakenly shot by deer stalkers carrying out a cull of a somewhat similar-looking bird, the pukeko. On 17 August, the dead birds were found

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The hot hare debate

Mountain hare has been a controversial topic in the press this week, with wildlife charities calling on the Scottish government to impose a three-year cull ban on the species.  Gamekeepers have called this proposal “environmentally irresponsible”. The charities, including the RSPB

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Experience necessary

West Highland Hunting has launched exclusive Extreme Stalking packages for adventurous hunters.

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Gassing trialled as possible badger cull method

The government has been carrying out trials into the feasibility of gassing badgers as part of its bovine TB reduction plan. The tests are being carried out to examine how carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide – both types of poison

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DSC2 gets an upgrade

The British Deer Society has updated the Deer Stalking Certificate 2. Thanks to a partnership with a 1,000-acre deer park in Sussex, the organisation can now offer candidates three witnessed stalks over two days for an all-inclusive price. DSC2 candidates

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Deer Dilemma

It seems to me that our nation’s deer are, more and more, coming to be regarded as vermin by the powers that be. I am not just talking of governmental departments – more non-governmental organisations are turning against our deer

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Urban fox cull possible

Edinburgh Council has discussed the possibility of initiating an urban fox cull

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Badger cull to continue

The delayed badger cull will restart this summer in two pilot counties. The trial period is expected to begin in Gloucestershire and Somerset from June, according to the National Farmers Union.

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