RSPB blames grouseshooters for missing red kite

Foul play suspected over missing Country Durham red kite

Police are investigating after a red kite’s tag suddenly stopped transmitting. The RSPB claims the bird ‘may have been’ illegally killed. The RSPB was monitoring a GPS tag attached to the bird in June 2019 by FoRK (Friends of Red Kites), according to the North East’s ChronicleLive news website. The report says the bird called […]

Suspected rhino poachers released by South African court ‘due to coronavirus’

A South African court has apparently released two men accused of poaching rhino horns. The suspects were arrested on Friday 24 April, caught with six rhino horns worth 6 million rand (£250,000), according to an article on an anti-poaching Facebook group. The court in Mpumalanga said it decided to grand them bail “due to Covid-19″, […]

Charlie’s Shoot Walk – Browning channel kidnap

  Browning kidnaps Fieldsports Channel! No, it’s not so terrible. Browning simulcasts it #athome vlog on its Facebook page and Fieldsports’ YouTube channel. Adrien Koutny talks about Browning guns and Charlie takes him for a walk around his home shoot in Somerset. We talk about these guns ▶ Sam’s B525 Ultra XS: ▶ Amy’s […]

Horse trainer ‘under investigation’ for Baildon mowing

Horse trainer ‘under investigation’ for Baildon mowing

Bradford Council says horse trainer Sue Smith, wife of 81-year-old celebrity showjumper Harvey Smith, is ‘under investigation’ for mowing moorland in the middle of the bird nesting season. The incident was filmed on Baildon Moor north of Bradford, outraging shooting organisations. The moor is managed by Bradford Council, which already has a poor record managing […]


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