Richard Negus

Richard Negus
An award-winning conservationist, writer and champion of the British countryside, its wildlife and the people who look after it.
Founding partner of an award-winning* hedgerow and woodland management business (*Suffolk Greenest County Awards 2021). Provides practical services and expert consultancy to farmers and land owners throughout East Anglia on the conservation of hedgerows, smaller woods, field margins and wetlands – specialisms include hedgelaying, coppicing and planting.

Literary

A regular columnist and features writer on conservation, shooting and rural life for The Shooting Times. Other recent commissions include
Currently writing a book on farmland wildlife conservation.(Agent – Emma Shercliff at Laxfield Literary Associates)
Invited to feature in The Discovery Channel’s ‘Born Mucky’ (2019) and be the Country Diarist for BBC Radio Suffolk (2019-2021).

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The decision that the awarded legal costs, following Wild Justice’s failed attempt to take forward a judicial review of English heather-burning regulations, should be donated to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust…

best wildfowling jackets

Why we need the best wildfowling jackets It is 4am in mid-January. The Shipping Forecast warns of meteorological Armageddon from Gibraltar Point to North Foreland. Sleet like spittle taps the…

best lightweight jackets for shooting

While the summer sun cracks the flagstones and sensible dogs seek shade, choosing a coat is probably the last thing on your mind. However, as we all know, the British…

Walked up partridge

On the rare occasion I tune my truck radio from the local station to a national broadcaster, I am struck by the length and magnitude of the traffic reports I…

shooting rats with thermal imaging scopes

Brown rats are prolific and resilient opportunists. This is in no small way due to their intelligence. Rat brains are remarkably similar to humans’ in both structure and function. They…

Countryside illustration

My parents bought me a second-hand Diana Model 23 .177 air rifle in 1984 as my first air rifle. The bluing was well on its way out and the cheap…

pheasants in countryside

What does the DEFRA review mean for the here and now, what changes are going to take place and who do they affect? (JM) Reading through the Witness statements published…

Waiting by a flight pond

Whenever I attend a farm walk organised by the GWCT, I do so with a mixture of emotions. Positive sentiments such as wonderment, revelation and inspiration jostle with less attractive…

Testing shooting jackets

Testing shooting jackets The four shooting coats 
I was sent to trial are all so totally different from one another that to judge them in comparison is unfair and ultimately…