raptors

The enemy within

The RSPB Birdcrime report shows there are criminals among bird enthusiasts. Predator says it’s time they acted – while we have one of our own to deal with   This column doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to those

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Posted in Predator

RSPB urges shoots to 'do more' to help harriers

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has called on sporting estates to do more to protect the hen harrier. RSPB Scotland has released a news statement that urges grouse moor owners and gamekeepers to do more to prevent

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Ross-Shire raptors: Reward now £26,000

The most recently released number of dead birds found in Ross-Shire stands at 20, 14 of which are red kites and six buzzards. An initial reward of £5,000 was offered by the RSPB to anyone who had information relating to

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Calls for grouse shoots to be licensed

Calls for sporting estates to be licensed in order to operate a grouse shoot have been made. The Scottish Raptor Study Group has suggested that estates, groups and individuals wishing to shoot red grouse should have to apply for a

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Smoking them out

When wildfires raged across the Highlands, Predator was watching to see who and what broke cover

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Accusations and allegations

Being accused of illegally killing a bird of prey can have a huge effect on a keeper’s career; Richard Atkins advises on what to do

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Posted in Countryside Law, Features

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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Posted in Viewpoint

Public Perception

After a not-so-relaxing night’s telly, editor Pete Carr despairs at the portrayal of shooting sports on the idiot box. Game shooting, stalking and hunting are pretty much stereotyped in the eyes of the majority of our urban public. Most urbanites

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