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ISo­phie But­ler of Here­ford­shire is the win­ner of the GWCT 2016 Grouse Draw, af­ter she raised a phe­nom­e­nal £64,000 for the Trust by sell­ing 32,000 tick­ets. She wins a day’s driven grouse shoot­ing for eight Guns at the In­ver­mark Es­tate (gen­er­ously do­nated by the Earl of Dal­housie, with ac­com­mo­da­tion pro­vided by the Gle­nesk Ho­tel, Edzell, An­gus).

IThe Na­tional Game­keep­ers’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion has is­sued a sea­sonal re­minder of the im­por­tance of fol­low­ing the Code of Best Prac­tice on the Use of Snares for Fox Con­trol in Eng­land. You can down­load the Code here:

IPer­for­mance cloth­ing brand Musto has ex­tended their part­ner­ship with the Game and Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Trust, which sees 5% of all their prof­its from the sale of the High­land Gore-Tex Lite Jacket go­ing di­rectly to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

IThe Royal Berk­shire Shoot­ing School’s four Christ­mas Turkey Shoots raised a fan­tas­tic to­tal of £1,228.48 last year. The funds will be do­nated to the West Berk­shire Food Bank.

IThe Scot­tish Game­keep­ers’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion has warned its mem­bers that there have been sev­eral changes made to the 2017 Gen­eral Li­cences, which have now been pub­lished on Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage’s web­site. The li­cences can be viewed here:

IA study, part-funded by BASC, has re­vealed that walk­ers cause two times more dis­tur­bance on wa­ter­fowl and wad­ing species than wild­fowlers; the ev­i­dence is part of a three-year PhD study. Tim Rus­sell, BASC’s di­rec­tor of con­ser­va­tion com­mented: “Hav­ing new and clear ev­i­dence that wild­fowl­ing causes min­i­mal dis­tur­bance will be im­por­tant in fu­ture dis­cus­sions with statu­tory con­ser­va­tion agen­cies about wild­fowl­ing.”

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