|With the exception of a lack of suitable feed,
predators are the single most destructive force involving the survival rate
The main culprits involved in the loss of upland gamebirds are the ferret,
stoat, and feral cat. Also involved, especially in the nesting and rearing
seasons, are the harrier hawk, the magpie and even the hedgehog who is very
adept at egg stealing.
Any predator control undertaken will of course have many side benefits including
the assistance of the control and spread of TB and an increase of other bird
life in your area.
Advice is freely available on the subject of predator control and an experienced
pest control specialist is available at a very competitive rate should you
require practical assistance in the field.