A Poacher And His Fare: Bob with Rifle and Hare

In my younger days, hares were a common sight on the hills and golf courses within the city limits. The Braid Hills, Ravelston Dykes behind the zoo, Blackford Hill and Arthur’s Seat were all places I used to hunt “city hares” with my rifle.
I was up at the crack of dawn and probably saw more urban wildlife than most casual city walkers who would be fast asleep in their beds while I was abroad going about my business with the intention of feeding my family with locally sourced fresh meat. I often greeted passing foxes on my travels going about their business. Read more…

8th May 2014: Urban Fox; Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher by Bob Redwater

memoirs of an edinburgh poacher

Come along to The Counting House at 7pm to hear Bob’s memoirs. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections he has to share…


Urban Fox:  Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

  • Short History of Poaching and the Law
  • Early Childhood
  • Living off the Land
  • Archery, Ferreting and Boomeranging
  • Lurchers, Hares and Deer
  • An official Pheasant Shoot

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