Fancy that! In the last couple of days, I've learned that two of shooting's most vociferous adversaries are moving on.
Douglas Batchelor, chief exec of the League Against Cruel Sports, has announced he is retiring this summer.
And Mark Avery, conservation director of the RSPB, let slip in a recent blog post that he will leave the bird-botherers in April. Just in time to apply for Batchelor's job perhaps? No, I don't think Avery is bonkers enough for them.
So does this mean shooting will get an easy ride, free from polemical rants about how we're all bloodthirsty psychopaths with a penchant for throwing toxic substances around the environment and persecuting anything with a hooky-beak?
I'm guessing not.