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#1 Darryl Pace

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:08 pm

I was involved in making a film about studys done of moorlands in North East Scotland. It may be of interest to people on here even to show people that moorlands managed for grouse and deer are not barren wastelands as many people believe. This film was shown to ministers in the Scottish parliament. 

 


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:59 pm

Sounds interesting mate, what's the brown, and blue hare populations like on your moor ?

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:04 pm

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Sounds interesting mate, what's the brown, and blue hare populations like on your moor ?

 

I would say very healthy, when people came to count them for the surveys they actually stopped counting as there were that many. 


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:08 pm

Very good mate.
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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:19 pm

That's good to hear, i was out on some moors yesterday in north northumberland, walked 9 miles without seeing a single hare, but there was plenty of grouse, and saw 4 roe deer

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:28 pm

The moors are baron wastelands when not managed!

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:48 pm

The moors are baron wastelands when not managed!

Agreed and this film highlights what is possible on well  managed moors. 



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 05:45 pm

Well done on a good video. I hope the politicians took note.



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 05:59 pm

I'm involved with moorland restoration where I work and the change in habitat species has been amazing over the last few years. The area is nestled between two sporting estates and no doubt their vermin control has helped too


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