SNH has now stated they will be reviewing their own general licences and that there will be a 12-week consultation later this summer. So is this is SNH buckling under? I don’t think so.
The need for pest control has not gone away and events of the last week underline the urgent need for a back to basics approach.
The UK is home to around 26 per cent of the world’s breeding curlew, yet they have suffered a population crash of 43 per cent since the mid-1990s.
There might be no quick fix for dogs pulling on the lead but it can be solved easily by going back to basics.
Fewer than five per cent of dog theft cases ever end in conviction, so how can you make sure you keep your gundog safe?
It probably proves how ubiquitous plastic has now become in our lives that few people choose anything else for their shotgun cartridges.