HIT Report

HUNDREDS OF TRAPS DAMAGED, DESTROYED OR STOLEN FROM SCOTTISH SHOOTING ESTATES.

  • August 15, 2019

A Scottish survey run by the Gamekeepers association has shown that hundreds of hunting items were vandalised in the past year.

Fenn traps, rail traps and squirrel traps were smashed or stolen. Large mammal traps were squished or cut open. Snares taken away. A hunt vehicle was damaged to no repair (with a cost of about £25,000) by rolling it down a hill. Cat traps destroyed, GPS trackers installed in hunt vehicles and cattle grids, high seats dismantled or cut and multiple bird traps destroyed.

Dozens of call birds, crows and magpies, have also been released. Gas crowscarers cut, smashed or broken. Poison grit boxes also stolen.

No further investigation by the cops.

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