Orkney onslaught

Between gale-force winds, blizzards and driving rain, James Marchington and Gary Green catch some extreme wildfowling opportunities on Orkney We are on Orkney, a remarkable group of islands 10 miles off the northern tip of Scotland. The isles have strong

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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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The battle of Findhorn Bay

Controversy rears its head as shooters attract the ire of new-agers

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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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WHT loan secures Lough Foyle wildfowling land

The Wildlife Habitat Trust has granted a loan of £4,000 to the Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association

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The Fife life

Simon Everett is guided onto the geese in Fife by goose guru Alan Croston for a golden sunrise flight. There is a different kind of magic about decoying geese in the first few hours of daylight. Keeping low in the

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Waiting it out

Byron Pace joins David Virtue once more for a filming foray at the geese, but despite David’s sterling reputation to predict their location, will the birds evade him? The New Year had come and gone, and it was hard to

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Duck and cover

Maureen Virtue accompanies a team of guns with sporting agent husband David in pursuit of wild duck on a fed flight pond in the Scottish Borders Shooting wild duck in Scotland is unlike any other sporting quarry as the group

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Geese at Dawn

Helena Douglas has pinkfooted geese in her sights in the dramatic Aberdeenshire countryside It is early morning in Aberdeenshire and as the first fingers of light spread across the horizon the haunting, high-pitched cry of Anser brachyrhynchus, the pinkfooted goose,

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Black Powder Goose flight

Byron Pace heads north of the border, where rough shooting expert David Virtue has lined up a goose flight for a very special gun As a youngster I have to admit my goose shooting success was fairly poor to say

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