Shooting boss convicted over gin trap used by Highland gamekeeper
Shooting magnate Graham Christie

Shooting boss convicted over gin trap used by Highland gamekeeper

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.

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Gamekeeper used illegal gin trap
Gamekeeper James O'Reilly

Gamekeeper used illegal gin trap

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.

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North Yorkshire gamekeeper secretly filmed setting an illegal trap
The metal trap was perched 6ft up on a tree stump on the 10,000-acre shooting estate

North Yorkshire gamekeeper secretly filmed setting an illegal trap

A Swinton Estate gamekeeper has been convicted of using an illegal trap on a shooting estate on two occasions.

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Leicester farmer fined for bird trapping
Ivan Peter Crane

Leicester farmer fined for bird trapping

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.

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Farmer tried to trap rare birds of prey

A farmer and his son were caught on camera as they illegally tried to snare protected birds of prey, a court heard.

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Gamekeeper avoids jail term

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.

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Gamekeeper Roger Venton told he faces prison
Kempton Estate pole trap

Gamekeeper Roger Venton told he faces prison

A head gamekeeper who admitted setting illegal traps and allowing a junior gamekeeper to illegally kill animals has been told he faces jail.

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Royal gamekeeper fined over trap

One of the Queen's gamekeepers has been fined £500 for setting a rat trap that snared a tawny owl by mistake.

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Poison used to kill birds of prey

Three buzzards and a raven found dead on Deeside last month had been poisoned, according to the RSPB.

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Gamekeeper fined for laying traps

A gamekeeper on a Highland estate has been fined £1,500 for attempting to snare rare birds of prey.

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Gamekeeper’s poison conviction

A gamekeeper has been fined £250 for illegally possessing poison, 11 gin traps and a wild buzzard's egg.

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Scottish gamekeeper used gin traps

Selkirk Sheriff Court has fined a grouse moor gamekeeper £350, after admitting possessing pesticide and gin-traps.

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