This post was originally written for Bowland Raptor Politics. The thoughts expressed here are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent my own. Well with clockwork regularity … Continue reading Driven Grouse Shooting: the Bluff’s Been Called, by Les Wallace
A new study, conducted jointly by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB, has highlighted a catastrophic decline in Scotland’s Mountain Hare population. With numbers suspected to have … Continue reading Mountain Hares crash and burn in Scotland
Compassionate Conservation is proposed as a “growing international movement that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice. Achieved by promoting change, acceptance and education to reduce … Continue reading Compassionate Conservation or admirable ignorance?
If you kill raptors and you buy Shooting Times, please desist from doing both. You are ruining our sport and we don’t want your custom. https://t.co/YJN06aKHie — Shooting Times (@ShootingTimes) … Continue reading Shooting Times speaks out over raptor persecution
It cannot have escaped your attention that, over the past few weeks, some optics companies (those who produce binoculars, scopes and cameras) have received a large amount of criticism due to … Continue reading Hunting and Optics: should I feel guilty for where I shop?
Some of my birdwatching friends don’t understand why I write for Shooting Times. I explain that, although there is a difference of views on some issues, the birdwatching and shooting … Continue reading Talking to Shooters – Graham Appleton
There is no way around it, our small island is positively bursting with deer. So many in fact, that the issue of overpopulation and its subsequent implications are up there with … Continue reading Dwelling on Deer: Culls and Control
This week, Chris Packham, no doubt feeling rather chipper following his exoneration by the BBC Trust over claims of bias put forth by the Countryside Alliance, launched a new petition. … Continue reading Time to take wading birds off of the menu
The Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) is, by far, my favourite upland bird. A vision of unrivalled beauty, clad in flamboyant plumage and boasting a surprisingly timid demeanour. A species which, each year, … Continue reading A focus on Black Grouse decline
Living where I do, secluded in a reasonably rural area of Northumberland, Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) are still, thankfully, rather abundant. Indeed, many an evening stroll is accompanied by the … Continue reading The historic decline of the Grey Partridge
Over the last few days I have noticed an increased focus on Optics suppliers and their links to the sporting industry. Murmurings of distaste regarding their role in supplying shooters … Continue reading Is criticism of optics suppliers justified?