Iv always tried to give something back to shooting and with so much traffic on this page i feel its best done through explanation, in the hope that some people still have the capacity to take in the and understand the way we live! I mean this wholeheartedly when i say it so please listen, there is no person on earth that loves nature and wildlife more than I. I love it so much that i choose to spend all my evenings out here in it. My days off work are filled with countryside and my dreams are fixed on the next outing. Take the fox for example, a truly stunning creature in all rights, yet so missunderstood, not by us but by those sat watching spring watch where everything is so lovely and pretty and soft and wouldnt harm a fly..that my friends is proppaganda, we can love the sight of a charlie as much as the next person, but be real about it! A fox is the biggest killer on four legs side of man, and they are bloody artistic about it. I dont hate them for this not at all, a person who hates animals in my eyes is unfit for the purpose of the countryside, thats not the aim here or what we are! The fox in all his beauty is a countryside bringer of death, a hunter for "Survival and Trophy". He often takes and steals more than he needs, killing more than he can take but that is just how they are. I watched Roy Lupton stop shooting foxes as a experiment and stock pile food in certain areas for local foxes to see if this stopped them killing, the aim was to try and keep them from destroying ground nesting birds and their nests. He found that the reserve lost tripple the ammount of nests and birds that year compared to when he controlls the fox numbers. It proves they dont just hunt for food they hunt to hunt!! Its part of their genetics as a wild animal. Thats why human intervention is so important to the survival of the countryside. Take badgers for example in 1992 they protected them and now we have catastrophic numbers, preying on curlews and lapwings as well as rare amphibious creatures like newts, maybe if more people were actually interested in the countryside, genuinely interested in how it works they might be open to the truth.