J. Young

The Former Use of Flight-Nets to Capture Wildfowl on the Inner Solway

Ornithology, Recent (Social), Recent

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 1(3.8 MB)


Throughout the latter part of the 19th century, while shooting was widespread, ‘flightnetting’ emerged as an alternative method of obtaining wildfowl and waders for the table, barter or the market. Netting was practised intensively only on the north shore