A shooting magnate who runs one of the UK's top hunting and stalking agencies has become the second estate manager in Scotland to be convicted for the crimes of his gamekeeper.
A gamekeeper on a Stirlingshire sporting estate caught a bird of prey in a type of trap that has been illegal for decades, a court has heard.
A Swinton Estate gamekeeper has been convicted of using an illegal trap on a shooting estate on two occasions.
An investigation is underway after a concerned bird watcher found the carcasses of multiple birds of prey.
In the first case of its type in England, a Market Harborough farmer was fined £2,500 (plus costs) after being found guilty of trapping birds on his land without an appropriate licence.
A gamekeeper convicted of poisoning wild birds possessed enough toxic chemicals to kill an estimated 8,000 fowl, a Scottish court has heard.
A farmer and his son were caught on camera as they illegally tried to snare protected birds of prey, a court heard.
Roger Venton a Shropshire head gamekeeper today escaped a jail term after admitting using an illegal trap and allowing another keeper to illegally catch birds of prey.
A head gamekeeper who admitted setting illegal traps and allowing a junior gamekeeper to illegally kill animals has been told he faces jail.
One of the Queen's gamekeepers has been fined £500 for setting a rat trap that snared a tawny owl by mistake.
Three buzzards and a raven found dead on Deeside last month had been poisoned, according to the RSPB.
A gamekeeper on a Highland estate has been fined £1,500 for attempting to snare rare birds of prey.
A gamekeeper has been fined £250 for illegally possessing poison, 11 gin traps and a wild buzzard's egg.
John Edwards' land was found to be littered with dead animals, poisoned bait and illegal traps.