Lindsay Waddell

Lindsay Waddell

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


It’s rather difficult to know quite where to start with the carbon debate, when, according to my research, we have been losing carbon into the atmosphere from our soils since…

Sea eagle

I expect most readers of Shooting Times will have a similar opinion of Chris Packham as mine, but I thought he plumbed new depths when he tried his latest PR…

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