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Trap interference: BASC study launched

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has initiated a year-long study into the extend on unauthorised interference with legal traps and snares. The study, which will be carried out in Scotland with the agreement of land managers, aims to

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Illegal poisoning down in Scotland: year-on-year improvement

The number of birds reported as poisoned in Scotland has declined once again, as an annual report published by the RSPB shows. ‘The Illegal Killing of Birds of Prey in Scotland in 2012’ report showed that there were three birds

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Police tackle poachers

Police tackle poachers Police and forest rangers are hoping the recently introduced Project Trespass will help tackle the problem of deer poaching – particularly in Devon, Cornwall, and Exmoor areas. Exmoor, which has the largest red deer population in England,

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SGA speaks out on snaring

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has condemned the setting of illegal snares

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Poachers get warning shot

Suspected poachers in Lancashire have received official warning letters as police around the country gear up to tackle the seasonal onslaught of poaching. Gamekeepers and deer managers have welcomed the launch of high profile anti-poaching campaigns

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Larsen Mate: Not so Friendly

The  controversy concerning the legal implications of the Larsen mate or clam trap raises some interesting questions regarding the use of all our legal methods and engines used to control vermin. Keeping our own house in order is of course

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Rural Police Cuts

Editor Peter Carr shares his concerns for the countryside in the wake of constabulary budget cuts and the expected knock on effect to rural policing. Government cuts to constabulary budgets have become a major concern to rural policing, and many

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