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Young Gamekeeper of the Year announced

20-year-old Duncan Seaton from Dores near Inverness was announced as Young Gamekeeper of the Year

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SGA Young Gamekeeper nominations now closed

The SGA has closed nominations for the Young Gamekeeper of the Year award 2015, and is now inviting nominations for a new award

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Reaction to Scottish land reforms

BASC and the SGA have commented on the introduction of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, that could see important tax exemptions for stalking and shooting scrapped

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Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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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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Tug-o-war for SGA

Taking place at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace on July 3 this summer, the Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association are recruiting strong candidates to join their tug-o-war team. Following last year’s victory over the Factor’s team at the game fair in 2014, the

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Deer cull threatens jobs

Rural jobs could be at risk due to extreme deer culls in Scotland.

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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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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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Study supports both grouse and harriers

A report published by the University of Aberdeen outlines a model of management that supports the provision of hen harriers on grouse moors.  The study, which  involved grouse moor managers, ecologists, and conservationists, was led by Dr Steve Redpath, and showed that across the

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