It’s crop protection time. David Taylor, director of shooting at the Countryside Alliance, meets game chef Mark Gilchrist who is trying to keep the wood pigeons off the spring crops. He also gets his hands on the new Browning pigeon (and pheasant and clay) gun: the B725. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode […]

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The Yorkshire Dales are a paradise for rabbits. In order to save the grass for the sheep, that means a lot of fun ferreting and working longdogs. Countryside Alliance director shooting David Taylor goes out with some of the top dog people in the UK to learn about working whippets. This item first appeared in […]

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Countryside Alliance shooting director David Taylor goes to the Walney Island Wildfowling Club near Barrow-in-Furness to see how it manages its land and steers a path through the different political pressures of wildlife conservation groups, the submarine building industry and locals who drive across the sands. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 107. […]

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Every autumn, Scottish stags clatter into each other and roar out their desire for their hinds. Countryside Alliance director of shooting David Taylor meets Highland keeper Jimmie Irvine on an estate in the Monadhliath Hills to watch this great natural drama play out – and learn a little about the politics of deer management in […]

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