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Beet and Geese

Glynn Evans looks at the benefits farm crops can bring to both released and wild game, and the drives and flights that can result    For many pheasant shoots a reasonable amount of woodland is usually a prerequisite, but 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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Shooting saving the grey

The wettest summer for 100 years in 2012 proved fatal for countless young partridge chicks, but following a voluntary moratorium on shooting wild grey partridges last winter, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), reports that the over-winter survival of

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Wild greys in breeding trouble

The GWCT has announced that this has been one of the worst breeding seasons on record for wild grey partridges. Dr Julie Ewald, a senior scientist with the GWCT, stated: “Evidence shows the grey partridge chick survival rate was as

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