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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. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Your Best Shots of 2015

    Article written by William Powell Country 11 January 2016

    The William Powell “Best Shots of 2015” event has uncovered some amazing photographs which extend from thrilling Gun Dogs to enthusiastic Young Shots. We were stunned with the number of entrants which is simply fantastic! With over 100 photographs to 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. A day on the Marshes, Tim Watts explains…

    Article written by Tim Watts 20 January 2015

    Game shooting is now in full swing and our early two driven pigeon days seem a life time ago with the warm green countryside and guns wandering around in shirt sleeves. A cracking Autumn for pigeons produced over four hundred Read the Rest…

  7. Species of the Month: March Woodcock

    Article written by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust 07 March 2013

    The Woodcock is quite a large, thick set bird that is a member of the Sandpiper family, having a very long tapered bill but relatively short legs; it is adapted to living in woodland and surrounding farmland and has the Read the Rest…