gamekeepers

Highland blood

An Angus gamekeeper has been leading a rural workers blood drive for National Blood Week in memory of his father. Dave Clement, from the Gannochy Estate, has chosen to celebrate his father’s life by encouraging gamekeepers across the Highlands to donate blood

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Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Bringing bees back to shoots

Improving shoots for the benefit of bees will ensure favourable conditions for game birds, not to mention benefits for the countryside.  The habitat created on shoots provides pollinators with food all year round, but more must be done to support the declining

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Fox control DVD review

This month, we’re taking a look at a DVD from the Gamekeeper’s Diary team, as it shows some of the traditional methods used to catching up with Charlie. Follow a team of dedicated gamekeepers as they make a year-round effort

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Driven wild

Melissa Volpi discovers first hand the excitement of driven game shooting in one of the striking parts of Scotland. An image of an osprey which misjudged the size of the trout it was hunting – so much so that the

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BASC Gamekeepers' Fair

Don’t miss out, book your tickets for the BASC Gamekeepers’ Fair now. Promising to be a great family day out, the fair is taking place at Catton Park in Derbyshire next month, 11-12 April. Among over 200 trade stands, there

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Scottish landowners' licences at risk

Scottish landowners could be faced with losing their general licences if evidence of raptor crime is found on their estate. Scottish National Heritage has announced a new proposal to strip “certain areas of land” and individuals of their licence to

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Making the message matter

Tim Bonner says that people who live and work in the countryside have a vital stake You would have thought that government policy on planning and development would have little to do with gamekeepers, shoot managers, and those of us

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Channel 4 stitch up gamekeepers

Alex Hogg, chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association, says he was stitched up by Channel 4 News in a report on wildlife crime. He told Modern Gamekeeping that the broadcasters: Asked the same question more than six times because they

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Suspected landowners could lose licence

Scottish landowners could face losing their General Licences if raptor poisoning is suspected on their estate.

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