Gamekeeper filmed killing two Buzzards but gets away with it

Original post from Raptor Persecution UK - Gamekeeper filmed shooting 2 buzzards on grouse moor in Yorkshire Dales national park 9th March 2021 The RSPB Investigations Team has published a blog this morning, detailing their undercover work filming a gamekeeper on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, who used a tethered eagle …

Game shooter defends fieldsports after cat and fox found near snares at Bolton Abbey

26th February 2021 A KEEN fieldsports man who has been visiting the Bolton Abbey Estate for 35 years, has defended the shooting fraternity after a runner on the moor came across a dead cat and fox near snares and what appeared to be a ‘stink pit’ on the estate. The runner informed the police who …

Grouse shooting licence move sparks ‘dismay’

26th November 2020 Licensing is to be introduced for Scottish shooting estates in a bid to make them more accountable for practices such as raptor persecution. It comes despite strong opposition from land managers who claim it will make their businesses unprofitable. The Scottish government said it would bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary …

Grouse Shooting And Hunting Exempt From Johnson’s ‘Rule Of Six’ Covid Curbs

14th September 2020 Boris Johnson is facing a fresh row over his new coronavirus “rule of six” curbs after it emerged that the government has exempted grouse shooting and other “hunting” with guns from the restrictions. Pro-hunting and shooting groups can continue to hold gatherings of between six and 30 people because they are covered …

Campaigners See An Industry “On Its’ Last Legs” After Yorkshire’s Not So Glorious Twelfth

18th August 2020 The traditional grouse shooting season on the moors of North Yorkshire is turning out to be anything but glorious. Usually by mid-August the upland estates of the north are swarming with the tweed-covered friends of the seventh Earl of Bucktooth accompanied by the dozens of hirelings necessary to ensure a successful slaughter. …

Not So Glorious 12th

Not So Glorious 12th On Wednesday the 12th August over 100 sabs descended on the Northern Peak District to disrupt the Glorious 12th, the traditional start of the grouse shooting season.  Appropriate social distancing measures were observed to ensure we kept ourselves and local communities safe whilst doing everything we could to disrupt the shooters. After …