management

May management

Paul Childerley emphasises the virtue of selflessness as he makes the snap decision to turn down a trophy buck in favour of a cull candidate on a May stalk

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Baiting the Lens

Vital for any deer manager is getting to know the size and structure of deer numbers on your ground. John Johnson explains how to get the most accurate data from a baited camera trap survey

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Management or Predation?

Are we really managing our deer properly? John Johnson looks into the criteria we need to fulfil to be able to answer that question affirmatively

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Red Peril: Mike Powell questions whether our current fox population is secure from the influx of new shooters

For as long as man and fox have lived together there has been conflict between the two. It all started, no doubt, when early man trapped and killed the fox, along with other animals, to provide pelts for clothing. As

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Hen harrier disappearances linked to grouse moor management

Fears that England’s most endangered breeding bird of prey is on the verge of extinction have been renewed as a fourth hen harrier has disappeared from a nest in the Pennines

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DSC 20,000

Some 20,000 people have now passed the Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1, examining body DMQ has announced.

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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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BDS signs up 1,000-acre estate for DSC2

The British Deer Society has unveiled a new initiative to help DSC2 candidates complete the part of the examination that requires them to perform three culls

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Feeding time

Highland stalker Davy Thomas stresses the importance of proper wildlife management, concentrating on the benefits of feeding deer

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Peaks plan for shooting

Sustainable field sports should play a part in the Peak District, according to a new five-year plan laid out by local farmers, business people, environmentalists and community leaders.

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