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Isle of Islay sport

Mark Piper explains how woodcock conservation provides a shooting surplus on the far flung isle. A little over 25 years ago I was walking through the trees and heather  on the Isle of Islay being guided by the late Ken Aldridge,

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The challenge: shoot a 10-species game bag in five hours. Charlie Jacoby heads to the Scottish Borders for the attempt To the Borders of Scotland where, on Britains’ shortest day, you can shoot Britain’s biggest bag: grouse, pheasant, partridge, rabbit,

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Winter Woodcock

Taking a walked-up day where he can get it, Byron Pace and other syndicate member Martin Anderson battle the elements for one of the most prized of UK quarry There is something truly magical about the first frost of the

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Black Isle woodcock

James Marchington follows Scotland’s doyen of sporting agents, Hamish Cromarty, shooting woodcock over pointers, the Italian way For most British shooters a woodcock is a welcome bonus, a delightful little bird that, if you’re lucky, might flit out of a

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Help breeding woodcock

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has stated that the shooting community could play an important role in the conservation of woodcock.  Since 2008, figures from across the country reveal an overall population decline of 2.5 per cent. The GWCT

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The woodcock count

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust are calling the shooting community to help count the woodcock for conservation.

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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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On the Watch for Woodcock

Members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation have been asked to log sightings of woodcock and wigeon using an online mapping programme that will help build up a picture of how migratory species use the environment. Over 600

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