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The win­ner of Let­ter of the Week will re­ceive a Jack Pyke Coun­try­man Fleece Gilet. Made from 300g ther­mal fleece with nubuck pip­ing, it is avail­able in sizes S-XXXL. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.jack­ have had deadly con­se­quences. Just one bad ap­ple? I think not.

The wide­spread re­moval — and pre­ven­tion of re­turn — of the larger rap­tor species from the For­est of Bow­land, York­shire Dales, Dark Peak and so on re­quires sys­tem­atic, on­go­ing ef­forts.

Does Mr Pilk­ing­ton think this could be ac­com­plished by the op­po­nents of shoot­ing, un­de­tected, un­der the very noses of keep­ers and es­tate staff on such a scale?

The shoot­ing press is fond of trot­ting out state­ments, im­plor­ing con­ser­va­tion groups to “work with us”. Per­haps that’s what the read­er­ship likes to see.

I sug­gest the first step should be wide­spread ac­cep­tance, on our part, of the prob­lems we have cre­ated, and sec­ondly be seen to be do­ing some­thing about it.

P. Too­ley, Der­byshire

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