Fieldsports Britain – Paul’s stalking stress tests

How do you go deerstalking, pigeon shooting, gameshooting – or any fieldsports – while keeping a virus-stopping distance from your buddies? It’s simple, says deer manager Paul Childerley. You just have to follow a few rules. He runs through what will work for him and his stalking clients once he is allowed back to do […]

Social-distance shooting/hunting rules

Like everyone, deerstalking guide Paul Childerley will get back to work eventually. But how will he guide clients when he can’t go near them? We pull on the rubber gloves and put ‘social distance’ deerstalking into action on his ground in Bedfordshire. ▶ Paul uses a Sako rifle. For more about Sako, visit ▶ […]

Natural England red tape strangles red listed birds

Grouseshooter George Winn Darley takes pride in the number of rare birds on his moor. However, for the past two years Natural England has been working against him. He takes Ben O’Rourke for a walk around his ground in Yorkshire to look at the biodiversity, and explains how the general licences mess that Natural England […]

Police grab goose shooter’s guns – Fieldsports News, 6 May 2020

Here are the links: Police take guns from persecuted Leeds pest controller Barry Swain Sea eagles ravage British lambs RSPB lashes out at grouse shoots Six-figure salary for official who messed up general licences Newspaper warns of hard times ahead for the countryside Suffolk gun dealer charged with killing wife […]

Eat Game Awards winners

The Eat Game Awards 2019 are out. They include best shop, chef, pub and famers’ market. Among them, judges from gunmaker Purdey and BASC’s Taste of Game initiative voted game chef Mike Robinson their champion of champions. Head of Taste of Game Annette Woolcock comments: “Mike, with his immense passion for wild game, makes for […]

Did Canada ban the wrong guns?

Did Canada ban the wrong guns?

Just like British prime minister Tony Blair found with foxhunting, when you don’t understand what you are banning, your ban won’t work. Now Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced restrictions on the wrong guns. Canadians were appalled and outraged following the recent mass killing in Nova Scotia. Trudeau promised action. This is his action: […]

Official in charge of general licences mess made new head of Natural England

The civil servant at the heart of Natural England’s disastrous handling of the 2019 general licences crisis is the new chief executive of Natural England. She will earn ‘circa £125,000 a year’ according to the job ad posted by employment agency Gatesby Sanderson. In his statement making the appointment, environment secretary George Eustice refers to […]


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