Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced that the project to manage geese populations in Orkney will run for a second year, in an effort to reduce the impact on farming.

Last year, 3,191 greylag geese were shot under the project, and this season the target will be 5,500. The population of greylag in Orkney rose sharply between 2008, when there were an estimated 10,000, and 2012, when they reached 21,367.

The rest of this article appears in the 31st July issue of Shooting Times.

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