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The Game Fair selects GWCT as its nominated charity

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has been chosen by The Game Fair as its official charity for 2019. A regular exhibitor at The Game Fair, the independent wildlife conservation charity has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and

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First steps in the field

As the opening of the roebuck season draws close, David Barrington Barnes recalls his first ever stalks after the UK’s most beloved deer species. If ever I had any doubts about becoming a deer stalker, these were dispelled by my

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The long view

Taking a step back from stalking commitments, Chris Dalton wonders if we’re doing all we can to promote the hunting way of life

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Cub clean-up

There might be a drought in the countryside but there’s no drought of foxes. Mark Ripley makes the most of a still morning to take care of a few of this year’s cubs…

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Mopping up foxes

Anticipating another set of September fox control opportunities, Mike Powell reflects on how the countryside and the foxes that inhabit it have changed over the years

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Red letter evening

Mike Powell is flushed with success as he puts five foxes on the ground in the space of two outings. Sometimes things just go your way…

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Shooting representative quits LAG

The executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group

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PM backs shooting

The prime minister, David Cameron, has assured shooters of his party’s support for the shooting sports

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Venison for the masses: newly-funded supply chain in East of England

The Forestry Commission has established The Wild Venison Project to tackle growing deer population; harvests provide economic boost and tasty alternative.

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Deer detrimental to natural forest development

Deer cause turmoil for woodland symbiosis by preventing forests from establishing, claims recent study.

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