Are WWT Concerned About Accurate Science?

BY MARK CRUDGINGTON The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) was founded by men who shot, men who were Wildfowlers, by sportsmen who pursued duck, geese and waders around coastal Britain. Peter Scott, son of Scott of the Antarctic formed the idea for such an organisation whilst still an active wildfowler, though he later decided to give up shooting for moral reasons. The showpiece of the … Continue reading Are WWT Concerned About Accurate Science?

Lead a Poisonous Issue?

BY MARK CRUDGINGTON In July a UK sporting magazine published an article by John Gregson, former Editor of The Shooting Times and now ethics and sustainability advisor to Waitrose. Indeed it was John who announced in 2019 that Waitrose were to stop selling game shot with lead. John Gregson’s article was entitled, “Lead a poisonous issue”. John made a presentation to the world in 2019 … Continue reading Lead a Poisonous Issue?

Countryside Wary of Carrie

BY MELISSA KITE The girl in the eco-dress is making me nervous. Ever since Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of Boris Johnson, went to a bird-watching festival wearing a dress rumoured to be made of something that doesn’t destroy the planet, unlike the clothes worn by you and me, I have been fretting. The highly disingenuous speech she made at this festival, about puffin hunting, which … Continue reading Countryside Wary of Carrie

Right to Reply: To Those Who Shoot

BY DR STEVE CARVER A week ago, our good friend Peter Glenser, Chairman of BASC, wrote this article for Country Squire Magazine. Of course, there are those who will always have a different point of view. Here at the magazine we are of the opinion that the magazine should be a platform for all countryside lovers and so here we let Dr Steve Carver of … Continue reading Right to Reply: To Those Who Shoot

Custodians of the Countryside

BY PETER GLENSER, Chairman of the UK’s largest shooting organisation, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) on how shooting benefits rural areas. In a country with such a small land area, it’s incredible that the United Kingdom has such a varied selection of shooting sports. From game and rough shooting, through wildfowling, stalking and pigeon control, these wide-ranging activities make a massive contribution … Continue reading Custodians of the Countryside