Monthly Archives: February 2016

Salmon poachers, explosives and Cymag

An excerpt from my first book, Wildlife Detective: My first salmon poaching case greatly influenced my career, virtually making me a specialist in dealing with poaching cases overnight. The circumstances turned out to be unique in my fifty years of … Continue reading

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The St Valentine’s Day ducklings

I have told this story on my blog before but it is worth repeating because of the date. The tale begins probably 20 years ago when I put a clutch of wild mallard eggs under one of my domestic ducks. … Continue reading

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Evidence (and surprise) on hare coursers’ film

There has been considerable good news recently about hare coursers being caught by the police and cases prepared for court. Some have been in Scotland (Lothians and Tayside) while most have been in England and Wales, particularly Lincolnshire. I am … Continue reading

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Raeshaw and Burnfoot estates taking SNH to court – comment

According to today‚Äôs Sunday Herald the two estates I mentioned in my last blog, Raeshaw and Burnfoot, are taking SNH to court in relation to their grounds for revoking the general licences that hitherto allowed them to control certain bird … Continue reading

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The disgrace of 2 Scottish grouse moors

  The decision seems fairly low-key but it seems that on two grouse moors, Burnfoot Estate (near Stirling) and Raeshaw Estate (near Peebles) the revocation of their General Licences to control certain species of birds, suspended because of an appeal, … Continue reading

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