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Hares are important to the eco-system

Sir, I must admit I quite enjoy reading your regular contributor Iain Thornber’s articles on all things Scottish, even though I do not always agree with him. In your issue of February 22, he was chronicling the demise of hares, both the brown hare and the mountain hare.

Although a long time ago, he quotes that, towards the end of the 19th century, their numbers began to decrease by as much as 80 per cent, but goes on to say that on the Kintyre peninsula, during the early 1930s, daily bags of 1,000 were the rule rather than the exception.

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