Replanting hedgerows in Nidderdale

Another fantastic article written by the Nidderdale Moorland Group explaining how sporting estates do a lot of conservation work that does not just benefit shooting. The Estates are managing the ground so that they can be enjoyed by future generations. Alongside digging drainage grips on our moorlands after the two world wars, we also lostContinue reading “Replanting hedgerows in Nidderdale”

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

New Counselling service for Gamekeepers and their families The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust (GWT) supports retired gamekeepers, stalkers and their families and increasingly working keepers, often under the most intense stress and pressure.   Health is paramount to working lives in a physically demanding job but the effects on the individual gamekeeper and his/her family from mentalContinue reading “Gamekeepers Welfare Trust”

Covid Guidelines as of the 31st October 2020

We are waiting for further Government information since the announcement on Saturday 31 October and we will, as ever, keep members up to date via email, our website or social media pages. From the information that has been issued so far, it is clear that recreational game shooting will be on pause for the durationContinue reading “Covid Guidelines as of the 31st October 2020”

The Venison Market Needs A New Approach

Tim Weston – NGO Development Officer looks at the changing venison market Even before the COVID pandemic the venison market in the UK had a bit of a wobble. The vast majority of the venison that is shot and processed in the UK ends up going into the European market and the way people areContinue reading “The Venison Market Needs A New Approach”

Glorious Game wins Great Taste Award

Missed your annual French pilgrimage this year thanks to the virus? Well fear not! We have good news. Glorious Game who produce wild game into ready meals can transport you there, in taste at least, with its award winning Rillettes*. All you need is a toasted baguette, a glass of Sancerre and you can pretend,Continue reading “Glorious Game wins Great Taste Award”

Shooting within Covid19 rules

The guidelines brought in on the 14th September can and are changing daily, so a one size fits all advice policy is not possible, therefore you must keep up to speed with what is happening in your locality, the NGO’s website will give you the latest national information, but for local lockdown it is alsoContinue reading “Shooting within Covid19 rules”

A record breaking Year for Hen Harriers

For the third year running we have seen big increases in successful nest and chick numbers. It is reported on the GOV.UK site that 60 chicks fledged from 19 nests with twelve nests reported on land managed for grouse shooting. Overall this spring has seen great successes with all species of raptors doing well onContinue reading “A record breaking Year for Hen Harriers”

Reduce Interventions – Support Game Health and Rearing Success Naturally

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious issue affecting all livestock, poultry and humans alike. As concerns about AMR increase, so does the global restriction on antibiotic use in animal production, and emphasis on research into effective natural alternatives.  Game birds can be exposed to a range of different bacteria, viruses and parasites in their naturalContinue reading “Reduce Interventions – Support Game Health and Rearing Success Naturally”