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    Grouse Counting

Grouse Counting

Being led on a wild goose chase counting grouse By David Hudson. THE great thing about spring grouse counts is getting back onto the moors again after a long winter. This year, thanks to COVID-19 and shooting ending around Christmastime, winter seemed to be especially long, so it was a

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    Working Dogs

Working Dogs

Don’t kill them with kindness By Matt Limb. WITH the nights getting lighter and the clocks changed most of us are looking forward, now with hope and confidence, to spring and summer when we can get out again. The last shooting season, described to me recently as the season that

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    Fishing

Fishing

Embarking on a saltwater journey By Tim Weston. STARTING any journey can be quite exciting and starting a new journey in any fieldsport for me is even more so. I have been very lucky during my career that I have been employed to work in some magical places, meet some

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    Looking Back

Looking Back

Musings on lurchers and the law of diminishing lurchers by Gary Hosker. THE law of diminishing returns – a principle in economics: at any given stage of technological advance an increase in productive factors applied beyond a certain point fails to bring about a proportional increase in production. Translated into

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    Deerstalking

Deerstalking

Tips and tricks for a successful fallow cull By Tom Cackett. THE open season for fallow does runs from November 1 to March 31. That seems like quite a big window, especially at the beginning of the season when the weather is still slightly autumnal and you’re full of enthusiasm.

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    Trapping

Trapping

Moving from ferreting to springtime trapping By Steve Caple. WITH the cold and dreary winter months now thankfully well behind us we can begin to think of the warmer and sunnier times ahead. The early birds have already nested (some may have already fledged) and there is noticeably far more

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