Kent Wildfowling & Conservation Association (KWCA) has further extended its shooting rights in Kent, and says its latest purchase will help to safeguard wildfowling in the face of the RSPB?s aggressive land acquisition policy.

At the recent BASC wildfowling conference in Sutton Coldfield, the RSPB?s head of reserves Gwyn Williams reiterated the charity?s plan to double the area of land in its reserve network to 1 per cent of the UK?s area by 2030.

The KWCA?s newly purchased woodland, which lies to the south of Medway, near Rochester, sits along the picturesque escarpment of the North Downs, and is the group?s 11th freehold acquisition in the past four years.

The rest of this article appears in the 2nd May issue of Shooting Times.

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