Charles Williams is a man with the ambition and drive to make his vision of a thriving countryside community into a reality. Robin Page encounters a true Cornish rebel

Harvey Carruthers discusses some of the most common skin allergies in dogs and the best way to treat them

Sika deer to be monitored

Sika deer in the Dorset area are to be monitored by satellite in an effort to research the species’ movements

Devolution brings hope for shooters

Voters in Wales and Scotland go to the polls to elect new administrations to the Welsh Assembly, in Cardiff, and the Scottish Parliament, at Holyrood.

Shooting and Rural Organisations

British Association for Shooting and Conservation www.basc.org.uk British Deer Society www.bds.org.uk British Shooting Sports Council www.bssc.org.uk Clay Pigeon Shooting Association www.cpsa.co.uk Country Land and Business Association www.cla.org.uk Countryside Alliance www.countryside-alliance.org …

Conservation bodies

Countryside Restoration Trust www.livingcountryside.org.uk Game Conservancy Trust www.gct.org.uk Heather Trust www.heathertrust.co.uk Moorland Association www.moorlandassociation.org Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust www.wwt.org.uk…

Government bodies

Defra www.defra.gov.uk English Nature www.englishnature.org.uk Scottish Natural Heritage www.snh.org.uk

Gunshops

Sportsman Gun Centre www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk

Foreign media

www.fieldandstream.com www.spanielsinthefield.com www.outdoorlife.com

Where can I find falconry instruction?

I am very interested in falconry, but don't know anyone in my area from whom I could receive instruction. Is there a national network of falconry instructors who could help?

Scottish Countryside Alliance announces keen shot and farmer as its new chairman

A warning was issued to gamerearers last week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the potential risks associated with gas-fired brooder heaters.

Detecting deer damage

There is an element of detection work in being a successful stalker, says Richard Prior, since the cause of woodland damage and when it was done is not always clear