Upland keeper

Experience is no longer enough to guarantee a successful gamekeeping

Penley Shoot

Youngsters get involved on a Chilterns shoot


The true importance of good brood cover needs to be better understood by all


Given their strong numbers, surely Brent geese should return to the quarry list?

BASC contacts local press to highlight shooting benefits

In preparation for the upcoming shooting season BASC has sent a letter to all local newspapers in the UK, highlighting the benefits of game shooting, game meat, and the conservation work carried out on shoots.

Game shooting licences abolished this season

Game shooting licences: BASC is reminding shooters in Scotland and Northern Ireland that, for the first time since the 1800s, they do not need a game licence to shoot this season.

‘Rural Special’ Police

Keepers are the eyes and ears of the countryside, so a “rural special” police initiative in Hertfordshire makes perfect sense, says the NGO’s Tim Weston

New Award

Win for young gamekeeper

SGA outraged at gamekeeping slur

An investigation is demanded after animal welfare charities teach children that keepers use illegal traps to maim wildlife

Upland Keeper

The Fire Severity Index has proved ineffective in preventing moorland fires

Releasing birds into the wild

Releasing birds into the wild

Released birds notoriously struggle to breed in the wild. Selena Masson investigates what to do on your shoot to boost their chances of success

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.