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DEFRA study supports gamebird code

A study into gamebird rearing supports the current DEFRA code of the welfare of gamebirds, used by the British gamebird industry

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New study into pheasant chick diets

An important new study has highlighted the importance of a naturalistic diet for pheasant chicks reared in captivity

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Shoot for your wellbeing

New research has shown that shooting is vital for many people’s physical, social and personal wellbeing, thanks to a survey conducted by BASC.  The findings have been made into a handy infographic, shown below, highlighting the various positive influencing shooting has on

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Ten million visits

Natural England has found that the English countryside receives a massive ten million visits per year from fieldsports enthusiasts. These numbers were recorded as part of the fifth annual report from NE measuring people’s engagement with the countryside. Fishing generates yet

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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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Woodcock research revealed

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has announced it will be holding a talk at the RAF Club, revealing some of their latest woodcock research for the first time. The talk, which will be held at the RAF Club in

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Over-wintering woodcock return

Thousands of woodcock are heading to the UK as temperatures in Russia over winter can get to below -20 degrees Celsius, say the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. As part of the Trust’s ‘Woodcock Watch’ program, 24 birds are being

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The management challenge

Ian Lindsay, Director of Advisory and Education for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, explains why people should support the Campaign for Game Following the post-war decline of wild game populations, by the late 1950s artificial brooder systems were beginning

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Inherited illnesses

We understand more than ever about the dog’s genome, but Harvey Carruthers says there is still a way to go before we can truly make the most of the benefits of this knowledge

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Culling adversity

David Barrington Barnes suggests single-issue focus groups, vote-watching politicians and lengthy licensing procedures are making wildlife management harder than it needs to be Should you discover the corner of a wheat field where the crop is destroyed by the fresh

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Posted in Countryside Law
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