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Suggested reading list

Would you like to read more about shooting and conservation? Have a look at our reading list below. It is divided into sections containing relevant texts. The list is not exhaustive but offers a good starting point for building and expanding your knowledge.

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Section 1 – Shoot Management

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Woodland Management for Pheasants and Wildlife Nigel Gray David & Charles 0-7153-8883-5
The Pheasant, Ecology Management and Conservation David Hill and Peter Robertson BSP 0-632-02011-3
The Glorious Grouse, A Natural and Unnatural History Brian P Martin David & Charles 0-7153-9237-9
Rough Shooting Mike Swan Swan Hill Press 1-85310-178-8
The Complete Rough Shoot John Humphreys David & Charles 0-7153-9917-9
Small Scale Game Rearing JC Jeremy Hobson The Crowood Press 1-85223-018-5
Grouse in Space & Time Peter Hudson Peter Hudson Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust 0-9500130-1-3
No 1 Red Grouse and Moorland Management Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 2 Game and Shooting Crops Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 3 Ponds and Lakes for Waterfowl Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 4 Grey Partridge Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 5 Egg Production and Incubation Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 7 Predator Control Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 6 Diseases of Gamebirds and Waterfowl Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 9 Gamebird Rearing Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 10 Gamebird Releasing Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 14 Game in Winter – Feeding and Management Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 15 Woodlands for Pheasants Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N/A
No 25 Deer Management in Small Woodlands Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust N A
Forestry Commission Bulletin No. 106: Woodlands Management for Pheasants P A Robertson HMSO 0-11-710315-2
Woodland for Shooting and Conservation; BASC BASC N/A
Hedges and Field Margins; BASC BASC N/A
Ponds and Lakes for Shooting and Conservation BASC BASC N/A

Section 2 – The Law and Shooting

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Fair Game Charlie Parkes and John Thornley Pelham Books 0-7207-2065-6

Section 3 – General Countryside Management and other

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Wildlife After Gravel Nick Giles Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust 0-9500130-3-x
Managing Habitats for Conservation Sutherland & Hill Cambridge University Press 0-521-44776-3
The History of the Countryside Oliver Backham Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-81622-5
Managing Set-Aside for Wildlife Natural Environment Research Council HMSO 0-11-701568-7
Farm Woodland Management John Blyth, Julian Evans, William ES Mutch & Caroline Sidwell Farming Press 0-85236-173-4
Rivers and Wildlife Handbook Gill Lewis and Gwyn Williams RSPB 0-903138-15-8
The Wet Grassland Guide Phil Benstead, Martin Drake, Paul José, Owen Mountford, Chris Newbold & Jo Treweek RSPB 0-903138-86-7

 Section 4 – Identification Books

Title Author Publisher ISBN
The Shell Easy Bird Guide Rob Hume Macmillan 0-333-65420-X
Collins Field Guide: Mammals of Britain and Europe David MacDonald & Priscilla Barrett Harper Collins Publishers 0-00-219779-0
The Wildflower Key Francis Rose Frederick Warne 0-73232-2419-6
Collins Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe Richard Fitter, Alastair Fitter & Marjorie Blamey Harper Collins Publishers 0-00-220062-7
Grasses, Ferns, Mosses and Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland Roger Philips MacMillan 0-330-25959-8
Collins Pocket Guide: Insects of Britain and Western Europe Michael Chinery Harper Collins 0-00-219137-7
Collins Photo Guide to Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Ponds of Britain and North-West Europe RSR Fitter and R Manuel Harper Collins 0-00-219999-8

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