wildlife

Spotlight on snipe

Editor Pete Carr looks at the methods, equipment and areas involved in the pursuit of this diminutive and elusive wader found in bog and marsh The tiny snipe makes up for its lack in stature for the sport it always

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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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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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New ally for red squirrels

BASC has become a signatory to the UK Squirrel Accord with the aim of helping to protect and expand the red squirrel population in the UK

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Wild fowling less disruptive than walkers

Interim results from a study at Bournemouth University show that walkers can disturb waterfowl more frequently than wildfowling activities

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Make a note

There’s a new piece of kit to help fight coursing and poaching – it’s a notebook. PAW Scotland Poaching and Coursing Priority Group has released an incident book to help members of the public get the facts down and document

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Young Shots day at Eastbourne school

West Rise Junior school hosted a BASC Young Shots day, where 32 children got to experience different types of shooting and learn about management and conservation

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WHT stamp launch at CLA Game Fair

The WHT will be launching 2015’s wildlife habitat conservation stamp at this year’s CLA Game Fair

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Nominations now open for Bellamy Trophy 2015

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Educational Trust is inviting nominations for this year’s Bellamy Trophy

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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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