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  1. Mountain hare research: Speyside

    Article written by William Powell Country 24 August 2016

    Report on Mountain Hare research in Speyside Recently habitat loss, fragmentation (a reduction in the total area of a habitat) and over exploitation of mountain hares has put the population under threat, with a recent survey indicating a 43% decline Read the Rest…

  2. Fenn Traps: Legislation Change

    Article written by William Powell Country 16 August 2016

    Recent legislation changes to the trapping of stoats will mean that using Fenn and BMI Magnum Bodygrip traps as a way of stoat control will be illegal in the UK by July 2018. The AIHTS (The Agreement on International Humane Read the Rest…

  3. Gamekeepers respond to the call for the Curlew

    Article written by William Powell Country 08 August 2016

    PRESS RELEASE – July 2016 (Issued on behalf of The Gift of Grouse) GAMEKEEPERS RESPOND TO THE CALL FOR THE CURLEW The curlew is getting back on song on Scottish grouse moors. Scottish gamekeepers have been taking action to help the threatened Read the Rest…

  4. Heather Burning on Grouse Moors

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 14 April 2016

    To the uninitiated, heather burning seems a bizarre and rather environmentally unfriendly practice. However, it is essential for Moorland Management purposes, not only because heather is the staple diet of the Red Grouse and therefore these birds need a plentiful Read the Rest…

  5. Hit and Miss by Robin Page

    Article written by William Powell Country 20 August 2015

    Robin Page writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph about the British Countryside.  Robin lives on a small farm in Cambridgeshire which has been in the family for more than 50 years. Robin is an accomplished writer having published 31 books Read the Rest…

  6. Pheasant Rearing – An Overview

    Article written by Chris Maxted 13 June 2013

    Up and down the country, today and over the next few months, there will be electric meters (and game farmers) running on overdrive – and the reason? The hatching and rearing of over 20 million pheasants throughout the UK. It Read the Rest…

  7. From Farmer to Game Keeper

    Article written by Jack Bull 08 November 2012

    The Glenogil Estate is one of Scotland’s finest sporting estates, encompassing over 23,000 acres of fantastically beautiful and diverse countryside. There are six grouse beats (Over 17,000 acres) and a well established pheasant and partridge shoot. Set in the Angus Read the Rest…

  8. Late Harvest affecting Pheasant and Partridge Shoots

    Article written by William Powell Sporting 13 September 2012

    The 2012 cereal harvest has been an extremely late one with farmers in most areas of the country only able to get into full flow over the last seven days. Therefore there have been implications for both Partridge and Pheasant Read the Rest…

  9. Disease Outbreak in Pheasants and Partridges

    Article written by William Powell Sporting 30 August 2012

    With this year being such a terribly wet year and disease found in nearly every corner of the Country, many people are unsure of what action to take when they see their birds are unwell. There are many diseases which Read the Rest…

  10. How it’s done at Hexton Shoot

    Article written by Matt Newell 16 August 2012

    It won’t be any surprise to you that preparation for this year’s shoot has been set against the backdrop of the worst Spring and Summer weather since records began. Ironically the heavy rain started on the day the hosepipe ban Read the Rest…