How to catch partridges with goshawks

Roy Lupton takes his birds into the field to find other birds. He is using goshawks. Originally a yeoman or poor gentleman’s hawk, the goshawk provides great sport on these little birds as well as a bury of rabbits. This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 4. To watch the whole show go to […]

Roebuck stalking in the Lake District

Roebuck stalking in the Lake District

Visit the Greystoke Castle estate with us. Once the biggest estate in England to be surrounded by a deer wall, it is now a venue for some glorious roe with stalker Steve Pymm. We go out to get a buck. And Tarzan is nowhere in sight. This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode […]

Game Fair gadgets

We were at the CLA Game Fair 2009 at Belvoir Castle, looking for truly innovative kit. The CLA held awards for innovations. Among the contenders are a dogbed that dries your dog, a new trailer for carrying both deer and quadbikes, a dummy launcher for training your dog and a new portable game larder

West Somerset Hunt

Philip Ghazala is a new joint master of the West Somerset Hunt and he has to cope with all the pressures that role brings. This afternoon he’s out autumn hunting within the law and the field is enjoying itself as only foxhunters can, taking part in the barely controlled stampede that is a hunt in […]

How to shoot bouncing rabbits

How to shoot bouncing rabbits

Here’s Alan Rose, one of the top clay instructors in the UK, showing how to hit rabbits at the world famous West London Shooting School. Many shooters were brought up on rabbits – but that doesn’t stop them being one of the most difficult animal to shoot as it bolts to or from its bury. […]

Foxshooting with Olympic gold medallist Richard Faulds

Foxshooting with Olympic gold medallist Richard Faulds

The foxhunting ban may be increasingly toothless but it has had one marked effect. Foxshooting has become incredibly popular. One of its champions is an Olympic champion. Clayshooting gold medallist Richard Faulds takes us out lamping in Sussex, protecting local lambs. Richard won gold for Trap Shooting at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He may […]

Chinese water deer stalking in Bedfordshire

Chinese water deer stalking in Bedfordshire

With a few weeks to go before the end of the Chinese water deer season, Sporting Rifle editor Pete Carr has his work cut out making up cull numbers on one Bedfordshire farm

Foxing in Devon

With the pheasant opening day around the corner, gamekeepers are out after foxes and Sporting Rifle expert Mike Powell is no exception. He’s protecting his poults from a family of local foxes. This film first appeared on Fieldsports Britain, episode 4. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain4 Sign up to our weekly email […]

Pigeon shooting with Sporting Shooter’s Mark Gilchrist

Pigeon shooting with Sporting Shooter’s Mark Gilchrist

Sporting Shooter chef Mark Gilchrist is behind a straw bale in Kent and the pigeons are out in front. Not only does he enjoy blazing late summer sport but he goes to cook them afterwards at a school restaurant he is running with pupils from Kings School Canterbury. This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, […]

White pheasants

Canal Game Farm is producing them for estates all over the country – the white pheasant is (a) a useful marker for other birds or (b) a pain in the neck that can earn you a fine of £50+ if you shoot it, depending on whether you are (1) a gamekeeper or (2) a hapless […]

English grey partridge conservation

English grey partridge conservation

Canal Game Farm is delivering English greys partridges at the start of the partridge shooting season – but these ones are not for shooting. They have been bought as part of farmer Tim Piper’s conservation effort. He has planted habitat suitable for them. Shocked that there were no native grey partridges to live in his […]

How to shoot high pheasants

How to shoot high pheasants

How to shoot high pheasants: expert Alan Rose of the West London Shooting School gives his tips and shows the commonest errors – and goes to show its not as hard as you think. Listen to his advice. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 4. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain4 […]

Game farm – chicks arrive

Game farm – chicks arrive

Some 36,000 partridge chicks are on their way to Canal Game Farm at the end of April. Staff are there to make sure they settle in and start the long slow process that will see them delivered to shoots as full-grown birds in just a few months time. This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain.

How to shoot partridge

How to shoot partridge

Alan Rose shows how to hit low partridges when they are comin atcha. Alan works for the world-famous West London Shooting School, once the home school of celebrated instructor Percy Stanbury. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 3. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain3  

Game farm – hut building

Game farm – hut building

It’s flatpack hell at Canal Game Farm as staff set up the brooder huts. They took them down at the end of last season and now, at the beginning of April, they are reassembling them. Watch all the preparations they make for the arrival of the baby birds. This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain.

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