Trapping the Poachers

Trapping the poachers  Deer poaching is a serious issue for gamekeepers and farmers. Here Duncan Thomas runs through some ways you can be pro-active in helping to tackle this rural crime. I would arrive in the office early on a Monday morning to find the answerphone flashing like a beacon. As a full-time Wildlife Crime Officer (WCO) for Lancashire Police I never really knew what messages would be recorded.  Anything from, “I have a jackdaw nesting in my chimney, can I shoot it?” To, “I’ve heard developers are planning to build on the field behind the house – where...

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