Country Notes

The tales that show how rural life has changed

What would Big Jack have made of today’s shoots?

Raise a glass of exquisite Tokaji

Why do so many refuse to shoot woodcock?

There are few rabbits to be found on Ilkley Moor

The grey areas of the law: trying to lead a life on the right side of The Poaching Act

Patrick Galbraith salutes the perfection of “imperfect” dogs

Shoots must be places of buzzing biodiversity

Patrick Galbraith on the complex ethics of butter substitutes

Patrick Galbraith hears a rare bird but fails with the rod