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Duke of Norfolk wins Purdey Award

The top prize in the annual Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation went to an innovative wildgame conservation project masterminded by the Duke of Norfolk.

The Duke?s Peppering shoot, a project to re-establish substantial wild grey partridge populations on two Arundel estate farms in West Sussex, won the coveted Gold Award for its ?ambition, vision, and determination to succeed?. The Duke of Northumberland, himself a previous Gold Award winner, presented the award and a cheque for £5,000.

Richard Purdey, who organised the awards, said: ?We are delighted to be presenting this year?s Purdey Gold Award to the Duke of Norfolk and his team. It is thoroughly well-deserved recognition for their dedication and determination to restore wild grey partridges on the South Downs. The Peppering shoot is a shining example of how shooting and conservation march hand in hand.?

The rest of this article appears in 24th November issue of Shooting Times.

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