The evidence submitted in advance of the grouse shooting debate was an odd sort of affair, as Colin Fallon found
The relative scarcity of birds this year is already affecting the fieldsports industry, but things may not be as bad as they appear
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has come under fire for allegedly misrepresenting data on moorland management to further an anti-grouse shooting agenda. In a damning review of the RSPB’s interpretation of scientific research the report says:…
The government has defended the environmental and economic benefits of driven grouse shooting. It responded to a petition started by Mark Avery to ban grouse shooting, which has garnered over 20,000 signatures via petition.parliament.uk. The government’s response has made clear that…
Grouse bags are expected to be well down this year, following a record season in 2014. In many areas, pre-season grouse counts were lower than they have been for years, causing some moors to cancel all their shooting dates for…
Promatic won Best New Product with its new grouse trap
An RSPB case against a grouse moor keeper has been dismissed after a judge ruled that the charity’s video evidence constituted an abuse of process
Grouse shoots are being urged to adopt strict biosecurity measures after it emerged that at least half of grouse moors in the North of England are infected with a new form of ‘bulgy eye’.
Licensing of upland grouse moors could result in a loss of habitat and biodiversity, unemployment and rural depopulation, warn shooting organisations.