General licences in Wales: no rooks, magpies or jackdaws

by Deborah Hadfield New general licences in Wales are bad news for rare birds and worse news for farmers. From 1 July 2022, Welsh shooters face new restrictions on how they can protect livestock, crops and carry out conservation work. Natural Resources Wales has removed magpies, jays and jackdaws from its new general licences (the […]

Fieldsports Britain – roebuck stalking with bells, whistles and pipes

We’re in Scotland this week to report on a charity roebuck stalking outing with a pro guide and the ‘Kilted Chef’. We’re in Wales where the new general licences banning magpie shooting are set to turn back the clock on wildlife conservation. And we’re in South Africa, where a visually-impaired lad is learning to be […]

Gamekeeper’s gun and ammo choice for clays Essex gamekeeper Geoff Garrod has set up a 60-bird clay shoot on his estate, raising money for the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation. He’s shooting with his trusty pigeon gun, the Browning Maxus, and Eley Select cartridges. He’s using the fibre version because his shoot is fibre wad only, to avoid leaving lots of plastic wads […]


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