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Has the red kite become a pest?

Here in Britain the red kite (Milvus milvus) was hunted almost to extinction. In the 16th century it was classed as vermin, supposedly a threat to agriculture. A few centuries later, along came gamekeepers whose job was (and still is) … Continue reading

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Buzzards and pheasants again

A year ago here in England, our Government considered whether to protect farmed pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), an alien species reared for shooting, from native buzzards (Buteo buteo). This would have been done by trapping buzzards and destroying their nests. Really, … Continue reading

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A Renaissance For ” Pigsticking” In Spain:(

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
A Renaissance For ‘Pigsticking’ In Spain                  related news 2013-04-03 National Public Radio An ancient hunting ritual is making a comeback in modern Spain:…

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Is Hunting a Blessing or a Curse?: An Interview with Dr. Paul Curtis, Extension Wildlife Specialist

Originally posted on gabbywild:
http://www.ihuntcanada.com/pics/MarcHunting.jpg In today’s blog post we are privileged to receive an expert perspective of hunting/wildlife management in the United States by Dr. Paul Curtis, Department Extension Leader and Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University based in…

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Wild boar

Wild boars are back in Britain. It sounds like historial reenactment, doesn’t it? But it’s true as we discussed here recently. The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native to Britain but it was hunted to extinction by the end of … Continue reading

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Red-legged partridges

Yesterday I wrote about the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). That species is native here in Britain but it’s become rare. There’s another kind of partridge here too. The red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) was introduced in the 18th century so that … Continue reading

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Grey partridges

My fellow blogger petrel41 tells us that in the Netherlands, 2013 has been named the Year of the Partridge. Here in Britain the native grey partridge (Perdix perdix) is managed for shooting. The Game Farmers’ Association describes partridge rearing. As … Continue reading

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