Malta ! You point out suspected criminals to the police . . . and you end up in court ! Please RT and begin baking cakes ! #stoptheslaughter pic.twitter.com/HDBQ2ec6Qp — Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) April 18, 2017 BBC journalist and bird rights activist Chris Packham is in court in Malta charged with assaulting bird trappers. Packham […]

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And finally, the Femmes Fatales don’t just shoot. We have filmed the glamorous British all-women group enjoying gameshooting. Here is one of their number, stuntwoman Amanda Foster in a new advert for No 7 makeup. Here is one of our films with the Femmes Fatales: And here is Amanda shooting:

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A Facebook post has led to two convictions for poaching in the USA. David Maxfield Jr and Allen Boal from Oregon, USA, have lost their hunting privileges for the next three years and must pay US$7,600 in fines after posting pictures of animals they poached online.

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What’s your favourite hunting film? The Kuiu Film Festival is underway, with voting in six categories until the end of April. The US clothing company will announce the awards on 5th May. If you like American hunting – almost all the entries are from North America – visit filmfest.kuiu.com for a good night’s telly.

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Maltese hunters voluntarily did not hunt turtle doves this spring, with poachers facing large fines. The island’s hunters won a referendum on hunting two years ago. Since then, it has worked hard to stamp out illegal hunting. This film by local bird rights activist shows a poacher retrieving a stone curlew. He was later fined […]

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Toys get more regulation than guns. That, says the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, is why guns should be more restricted.  It has brought out a film starring a handgun disguised as a teddy bear to make its point.

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Masked officers from the RSPB have intruded on a Scottish estate looking for an eagle. The estate found it, and filmed it healthy and flying – but still the RSPB issued a release implying the estate had killed it. Laura Sorrentino, director of the North Glenbuchat Estate, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, says: “We have been made aware today of statement […]

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The seagull menace on Britain’s coastal resorts is getting out of hand. After being attacked by gulls in Eastbourne, we look at the options for pest controllers. This item appears on YouTube in Fieldsports Britain, episode 383 bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain383 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter www.fieldsportschannel.tv/register

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You will have to start a running race by shouting ‘bang’. The EU wants to force member states to ban or license blank firing pistols. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the EU’s reaction is to clamp down a on the legal use of blank firing pistols. It points to the increasing use […]

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Want to know how caveman hunted? The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run reckon they have cracked it. Eddie Redmayne, the voice of Dug, takes a break from recording his lines to introduce a the new teaser trailer for Aardman Animations Early Man, which is in cinemas 2018 AD. And the scene they […]

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Two hunting YouTube stars have been nicked for poaching. Ricky Mills, aged 37, and Jimmy Duncan, 25, make the Hunting in the Sticks show, that also goes out on the Pursuit Channel in the USA. One of their viewers noticed that the area they were hunting elk did not match the area on their hunting […]

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Russians are taking a robust view of their wolf population. An MP in the Yakutia region, home to 12,000 wolves, is backing a plan to sell helicopter wolf-hunting trips at US$15,000 a time. He told the Siberian Times: “We already have tourists, local and some from abroad, who are willing to pay $10,000 for hunting […]

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An international plan to make beaver trapping more humane is to have a knock-on effect to UK stoat traps. Bureaucrats started work 20 years ago on the agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) between the European Union, Russia, Canada and the USA. From 2008 to 2013, civil servants beavered away testing traps, but realised […]

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A shooter has saved a deer tangled in netting. Colin Asquith from Yorkshire freed the roebuck and posted the video on Facebook, saying: “My good deed for the day, Anti’s take note, hunters are not totally kill crazy…😊”

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Shooter Bob Vogel has built a punt gun. It fires 11-ounces of shot using 650 grains of black powder, about the same as ten 12-bore loads.

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One of two ‘bachelor’ lions that killed nine cattle and a donkey in Zimbabwe has been killed. The animal was shot at Hurungwe West during a joint operation by rangers from Hurungwe Rural District Council (HRDC) and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority officials. The famous ‘maneaters of Tsavo’ in Kenya, now on display in […]

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The Government has changed its advice that all British gun-owners should be reported to the police for terrorism. It released a leaflet called Action Counters Terrorism, with a number of signs to look out for in a potential terrorists. Among them, it requested reports from the public on ‘Anyone who has firearms or other weapons or […]

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An hog hunter in the USA shot a pregnant feral pig and found one of the piglet fetuses had one head, two torsos and eight legs. His Facebook video of the piglet has gone viral, racking up 3 million views and almost 2,000 shares. Jesse Garcia of Garrison, Texas, says he has received offers of […]

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RWS 10.3×68 rifle cartridge Hunters in the mountainous Swiss canton of Graubünden have relied on the effectiveness of 10.3mm calibres for the past 150 years. Rimfire Peabodys developed during America’s civil war as well as Vetterli and Martini stalking carbines developed after 1867 were the predecessors of the 10.3x60R – and remain to this day […]

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Do you smack, correct or punish a gundog when you are training it? Do you train only with rewards and treats? Is a working dog like a gundog a different proposition to a pet dog? Instructors do ‘not use or promote any aversive training methods or techniques’ The Kennel Club Opinion is divided – and […]

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Everyone’s getting in on the eaglecam act. Following our video made with a camera on the back of an eagle, GoPro itself has released one. The Burkitshi people of Mongolia are a dwindling community of eagle hunters. They fly them on foxes. GoPro strapped one of its camera to an eagle and let it loose […]

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A journalist from Jordan is under fire for vermin control. A video of Hayam Awad killing endangered striped hyena cubs has gone viral. It shows her crawling out of a hyena den in central Jordan dragging two cubs with her. Sitting in front of the den, she says that she is in an area called […]

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The Fox and Wild Dog Bounty is underway in Victoria, Australia. Collections commenced on 6 March 2017. The collection period for the fox and wild dog bounty will run from March until the end of October, consistent with previous years. Eligible participants can submit entire fox scalps for a AUS$10 reward and entire wild dog […]

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Elephant poacher Boniface Matthew Maliango had evaded arrest many times. Now, Tanzania’s top elephant poacher, made notorious in the film The Ivory Game and nicknamed ‘The Devil’, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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A fox caught in a hen coop in Russia stays perfectly still. The owner gently encourages the hens to leave while he eyeballs the animal. Find out if they all make it! (OK – they do)

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A Norwegian man who caught a mouse thought he was doing it a favour by letting it go. The mouse makes it only part of the way across the road in the town of Hov.

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Now that’s a fish – and that’s an angler. Florida resident Norma Respess caught this video of an alligator walking across a golf course with its catch.

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Gamekeepers and mountaineers in Scotland are uniting to oppose plans that would see thousands of acres of trees planted. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) and the Mountaineering Scotland groups usually have differing views but have a found a common goal in trying to stop the Draft Climate Change Plan. The plan has been introduced by […]

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2016 was an annus horribilis for BASC’s headquarters operation at Marford Mill in Wrexham – but there has been no satisfactory explanation of what went on. Now a picture is emerging thanks to an employment tribunal and a formal report, which reads like the treatment for a BBC drama. In a single day in May […]

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A New York City lawyer is out to get a local fire brigade over squirrel hunting. The Holley Fire Department in Louisiana faces a court case because it sponsors the Squirrel Slam, a local squirrel hunting. The lawsuit, brought by Lauren Sheive of Williamson, claims the mass killing of the squirrels can lead to an […]

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What happens when you fire a 50-cal rifle at bulletproof glass? YouTuber Edwin Sarkissian finds out in this film, which has gone viral. For those who can’t wait for the end… the bullet goes straight through.

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There are just a few days left to enter the Countryside Alliance and Champagne Pol Roger’s photo competition. For the third consecutive year, the national Hunt Tumblers’ Club competition invites photos of falls taken during the past hunting season. It is open to entries until 1st March 2017. The competition aims to celebrate the daring […]

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Scottish shooters are reeling – but not to music. They have been slapped with two pieces of bad news in the last week. In one, the Scottish Government has brought forward plans to tax shoots. In the other, the Scottish government plans to licence shooters. Shooters in the UK already face the most draconian gun […]

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An image of a dead feral cat in a trap has led to death threats for one pest controller. Sam Wood from Wisconsin, USA, says that since putting the photo on social media, he has become the target of cyberbullying and death threats. The stock photo he posted, which showed a cat caught in a […]

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The Orkney stoat eradication project has reported its results: two stoats caught. It reveals the Scottish Natural Heritage programme to be among the most dismal wastes of taxpayers’ money the Scottish government has yet attempted on wildlife. Some 52 volunteers were trained and issued with Magnum bodygrip traps with wooden or metal mesh tunnels. No […]

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As our video shows, if you want red squirrels in the UK, you have to get rid of greys. The grey squirrel, imported from the US in the 19th century, carries the parapox virus which is deadly for reds. As a result, it has devastated the native British red squirrel. Now the wildlife trusts across […]

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Pest controller Bruce Lindsay Smith has removed one of the biggest wasp nests of his career. It was one of two he had to deal with. this one was on top of a water tank in the attic of a house. According to Guinness World Records, the largest wasp nest ever recorded was found on […]

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How to deal with writhing pythons? what’s the best call to bring in a lusty buck? Should we repeal the Wildlife & Countryside Act? Find out at the Game Fair Theatre, which is raising its game in 2017. An exciting line-up of hunting/shooting/fishing/countryside personalities will pound the stage at the Game Fair Theatre at Hatfield […]

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A dog has died after dog thieves ran over her. On Monday evening (20 February 2017) at 11.30pm, a dog-thief or thieves broke into the yard of a home in Alton, Hampshire. Owner Jess Edwards reports they were driving a black Subaru, possibly with the exhaust missing. The vehicle ran over this nine-year-old dog, Becky. […]

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When Alfie Oldring was shot in the stomach in an accident in a pigeon hide, he thought his shooting association insurance would pay out for temporary injury or loss of earnings. He was wrong. Here is what five shooting organisations cover: BASC: Permanent injury, not temporary injury The insurance package that comes with BASC membership […]

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The News Stump from Fieldsports Britain, episode 377, with links: Indian villagers capture man-eater Poachers kill white lion Squirrel cyber attacks A Saudi prince flies falcons by jumbo Buck runs and sheds its antlers News is sponsored by Baleno

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Hunt sabs in balaclavas frightened women and children at the Ashford Valley Tickham Hunt in Kent. Police were called to Hole Park, Rolvenden, after masked hunt saboteurs approached two female riders, one an 11-year-old girl riding her pony, and a 22-year-old. The saboteurs, dressed in black and wearing balaclavas, shouted at the riders in what […]

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The Home Office is proposing a massive and unjustified hike in firearms licensing fees for approved shooting clubs, museums and those dealing in prohibited weapons in a consultation which ends on 9 March. BASC is calling on all shooters in England, Wales and Scotland to email to firearmsconsultations@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk objecting to the proposals before 9 March. […]

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BBC TV presenter Chris Packham’s impartiality is in question again after he called for a weedkiller ban. The NFU wants clarification from the BBC about his role after Packham called for a ban on glyphosate. The Springwatch host used Twitter to promote a link that has a petition to ban the weedkiller and critics the […]

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Suspected illegal hare coursers have abandoned an estate car in a Yorkshire field. North Yorkshire Police tweeted:  We’ve recovered this in Gateforth, Selby, after being abandoned. Who can guess what they were up to? 🐰🐶 The driver caused significant damage to a farmer’s land by churning up the field before leaving the scene in the […]

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Thieves in a travellers’ camp in Kent shaved a dog and gouged out it’s microchip to disguise it from its owner’s. Tina and Graham Denning from Kent feared they’d never see their cocker spaniel Isla again. Police found her at a travellers’ camp barely recognisable. The Dennings only knew it was Isla from her ‘funny […]

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Hard cash just got harder for vegans. The new £5 notes contain a kind of animal fat called tallow. Some vegans refuse to handle them. Now the Government announces that the new £10 notes, released in September 2017, will be the same. Rachael Phoenix (pictured), the owner of a vegan restaurant that refuses to accept […]

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Bowhunting poachers broke into an exotic animals ranch in Kansas and shot several animals, including some kept as pets. The owner of of Dodge City Exotic Hunt and Safari near Dodge City, Ryan Engelking, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the poachers. He estimates the killings will cost him […]

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Gun rights advocates have marched on the California state capital building in Sacramento. They say that the state’s gun control measures infringe their rights as American citizens. California is making it illegal to own certain types of rifles. In July 2016, state lawmakers passed legislation outlawing rifles equipped with “bullet buttons” that allow for fast […]

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