Shooting estate wins Grey Partridge trophy

Keepers on the Raby Estate near Barnard Castle, County Durham, have spoken of their delight at receiving the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) prestigious 2011 Grey Partridge trophy for Durham and the northern Dales.

Man sentenced over theft of rare partridges

A 28-year-old man from Pilling, in Lancashire, was sentenced at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Friday 16 April for the theft of 12 rare white redleg partridges from the well-known Hy-Fly Game Hatcheries at Preesall, in Lancashire, last August.

Which is faster – a partridge or a pheasant?

Which bird flies faster and needs more lead - a partridge or a pheasant? I’m reasonably okay at killing driven pheasants cleanly, but I do struggle on partridge shown on the same drive at the same height. Can you shed any light on my problem?

Grey partridge in decline despite DEFRA schemes

The national decline of farmland bird species, including the grey partridge, has continued, despite new figures from DEFRA showing there has been a large increase in the area of England’s farmland under agri-environment schemes.

Sussex estate bags partridge trophy

The Duke of Norfolk’s Arundel estate in Sussex has been awarded a Grey Partridge Trophy for conservation by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).