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The law on hare coursing in Scotland

Seeing the field of winter barley behind my house being combined last night I was reminded that we are now entering the busiest season for one of the scourges of the countryside: hare coursing. It might be helpful if I … Continue reading

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Is poaching a wildlife crime?

There are many interesting though sometimes controversial subjects relating to wildlife and wildlife crime currently being discussed. Probably the most recent is the argument by some to have poaching removed from the definition of wildlife crime. Poaching in the context … 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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Education with Enforcement

Education with Enforcement – an excerpt from my book A Lone Furrow Despite the amount of enforcement in which Tayside Police wildlife crime officers become involved, I am convinced that education and awareness-raising must be on an almost equal footing.  … Continue reading

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The Three Musketeers go Hare Coursing – an excerpt from ‘A Lone Furrow’

Growing up with dubious parental supervision and guidance in the last decade of twentieth century Tayside, young d’Artagnan dreams of becoming a hare courser. With hopes for excitement and adventure in his heart, he sets out to join the elite … Continue reading

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Fox hunting and hare coursing in Ireland

  I read somewhere (probably on Twitter) very recently that there are serious moves afoot to have hare coursing banned in Ireland. I hope that the process runs smoothly and speedily. One of the subjects on which I’ll be talking … Continue reading

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Red squirrels and hare coursing (Part 2)

  The older of the white dogs didn’t belong to the Invisible Man or to Shorty; it belonged to a man named Georgie.  Georgie came from Aberdeen but didn’t seem to have a surname.  Georgie’s dog had been cooped up … Continue reading

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