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.

What should we do about our excess pheasants?

We have a large number of pheasants left after the season and considerably more than usual. In the past, these surplus birds have never seemed to produce any offspring and I have been told they could bring disease to the poults when they are released.