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.
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 bird flies faster and needs more lead - a partridge or a pheasant? Im 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?
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 Englands farmland under agri-environment schemes.
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has released new guidelines on releasing grey partridges, a move which it hopes will help re-establish grey partridge populations throughout the country.
The number of red-legged partridges reared for shooting has risen substantially in recent years and may now account for about a quarter of birds released, according to the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).