Given low numbers of grey partridge, should I continue to shoot them?
Here are the four golden rules to help you decide. Don’t shoot wild greys:
unless the autumn population is counted at over 20 birds per 250 acres (100 hectares).
when they are in pairs.
by accident, i.e. when shooting redlegs or pheasants – special care is needed when driving redleg partridges.
unless you also engage in the habitat enhancement, predation control and regularly assess their numbers and breeding performance.