Lindsay Waddell

Lindsay Waddell

Lindsay Waddell is a former chairman of the National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO) and a retired gamekeeper

Using a pheasant crowner

The very simple designs 
are often the best ones 
and this applies to a new game processor. I went 
to meet Dougie Bell, who invented 
the pheasant crowner, and John…

burning heather

About a year ago I wrote about looming problems with heather burning, saying that it would become a thing of the past on large areas of the northern uplands. It…

Grey partridges

If I did a straw poll of those who have worked with the selection of winged game we have in the UK, the grey partridge, Perdix perdix, would come top of the list. This…

Heather Burning

Why do we burn heather moorland? The practice of muirburn – or burning heather, as it’s more commonly known by the practitioners -is extremely old. It was originally done to…

It takes many good deeds to build a reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. Some in the shooting world need to consider that point

When it comes to moor restoration, there is proof that radical solutions work

With grit in short supply and traps washed away, the season’s end is hard work

Grouse moor pickers-up cover mile upon mile of tough terrain in their vital job

Being a flanker on a grouse day is all about the elements - including surprise