farmers

Full-time foxing with Mark Ripley

With thousands of lambs to protect, Mark Ripley puts in the hours with his rifle, Nightforce scope and thermal imager to keep them safe. It was still dark when I pulled up to the field gate, quietly slid back the

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Management in practice

Chris Dalton gives us the definitive guide to what deer management means and how it works on the ground

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Posted in Features, Hunting

In the Pig Pen

I know most associate pig farms with rats, but at times they can be magnets for foxes coming to take piglets, the weakly older ‘snorkers’ and of course to grub around in the ‘muck’ heaps and around the slurry tips. Then again, as most realise, the fox is an opportunist, and where it sees the chance of an easy meal it’ll take full advantage.

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Badger cull decision expected

Reports indicate that the government will unveil its final decision on the proposed badger cull before Christmas.

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