Pine martens: good or bad for the countryside?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ7H6sdawWk by Ben O’Rourke “If I were going to choose somewhere to radio track pine martens, I wouldn’t have chosen this,” says Craig Shuttleworth, who’s researching pine martens for Bangor University. “This terrain is a nightmare. The animal can go underground. Sometimes I come in and it takes me ages and I could have found […]

Dark Scottish buck stalking

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cuDAomm3yo Home counties deer manager Paul Childerley is on his first roestalking trip north of the Border. He is in Aberdeenshire with Sergio Couto of SerCout Wild Harvest, looking for bucks. Not much deerstalking last year means they are thick on the ground. Find out how they get on.   This item is sponsored by […]

Hunting ban stories: the Exmoor red deer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZEq5QHPK3k Tony Blair brought in his restrictions on hunting with dogs in 2004. In the years since then, hunting has never been so popular. However, Blair’s law – dreamed up by animal rights activists – never worked, either for wildlife, for the hunting community, or even for those animal rights activists, who are campaigning to […]