Liam Bell

Poor egg production and reduced hatchability typified a wet rearing season

Q) Are we better off placing netting, sewelling or stops at the end of our drives to make the birds flush and to prevent them running on? M. ATWOOD-MILLS Derbyshire…

Q) I go beating and help out on a shoot, and I would like to have a career as a gamekeeper. However, I am finding it difficult to come across…

Liam Bell explains how he brought snipe, lapwing and curlew back on to his shoot by creating a wetland haven out of an ordinary field of wheat

Squirrel control

A tree must reach the age of 40 before it is no longer at risk from squirrels. Liam Bell offers a guide to the most effective methods of protecting new…

Trap-ease artistry

Springtime calls for a clearout — Liam Bell offers advice on how to get the better of the smaller pests that plague your shoot

hen pheasant

As the shooting season winds down and thoughts turn to next year’s stock, Liam Bell suggests how you can make the most of your remaining birds