The role of a game keeper’s wife

The role of a game keeper’s wife

Chef, nurse, confidante, seamstress, gamedealer… there’s no end to the list of jobs asked of a gamekeeper’s wife. Brian Martin pays tribute to the unsung heroes of our sport

Controlling pests with poison

Controlling pests with poison

With ever-changing laws and strict guidelines on usage, it can be confusing for keepers when using poisons for the control of rodents and other pests, says Mike Swan

The promise of  partridge

The promise of partridge

The memory of a grey partridge shot at High Park is still fresh in Laurence Catlow’s mind, as is his delight at the prospect of a few refugee redlegs being shot this season

Brian Friend widens his Hunting Act appeal

Brian Friend widens his Hunting Act appeal

During his appeal to the Law Lords, UCSW member, Brian Friend, took his case beyond the hunting issue and questioned whether the protection of the Human Rights Act and the European Convention was realistically available to the majority of ordinary people in the UK.