Liam Bell

Liam Bell

Shropshire gamekeeper, and former National Chairman of the National Gamekeepers Organisation. Long time judge of the British Shooting Awards. He describes himself as a keen wildfowler, an improving amateur naturalist, and an eternally frustrated salmon fisherman! He has been a gamekeeper since leaving school, and is an ardent and vocal supporter of the Code of Good Shooting Practice. Liam has always been a champion of change and the development of new methods and ideas.

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We have as good as finished our fallow cull and only plan to take a buck or two before the end of the month if we feel the need. Thankfully,…

fox drive

Now is a good time to organise a fox drive to reduce numbers. Foxes eat more pheasant and partridge poults than all the other predators put together. You don’t always…

Shot pheasants

A few weeks ago, I said I would report back from a day I had been invited on where most of the Guns had decided to use non-lead ammunition. (Read…

poults

Poults start to wander three to four weeks after release. Not very far initially but, as they grow more confident, they wander further and further from their pen. It isn’t…

Lamping foxes

As sure as day follows night, hare coursing and the poaching of gamebirds and deer become more prevalent after harvest. The seasonal increase in poaching and rural crime generally isn’t…

keeping pheasants

Very often, it is the little things that make a difference and will keep your pheasants closer.  This is never more accurate than when said in relation to the management…

hen harrier

The silly season appears to have come early this year. Whether this is a direct result of journalists and press officers suffering from cabin fever because of the COVID-19 lockdown…