Shooters are turning on each other over a film showing dumped birds. But Cotesbach Game Farm in Leicestershire, which is the one burying the carcases, says they are all breasted, and points out that the practice is legal. In a story in The Times newspaper, both the National Gamekeepers Organisation and Shooting Times magazine criticises […]

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To go elk hunting in Finland, you have to be fit. You watch the dog chasing the elk in real time via GPS. Then you have to sprint to be in position to intercept the animal. That’s what game chef Cai Ap Bryn does in this episode of Hunt & Cook. Plus he cooks up […]

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Did you know that hare density is 18 times higher in coursing areas than in non-coursing areas? That’s the conclusion of research by Queen’s University, Belfast. Coursing may be banned in the UK but it’s alive and well in Ireland. They even print the results from coursing meetings in the national papers in Ireland. Charlie […]

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We are hunting driven moose in Finland. In the latest in Cai’s Hunt & Cook series, he takes on a bull elk and then shows how to rustle up a delicious party snack from its heart. Meanwhile, Charlie joins the English National Coursing Club at an English Stakes coursing event in Ireland. He finds out […]

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Chris Packham says hunt ban doesn’t work Jeremy Paxman begs Britain to stop buying farmed salmon Gamekeepers clear fly tipping Bereleigh Shoot noise pollution case SEAT offends foxhunters National Trust cancels trail hunting on the Long Mynd Poland plans mass wild boar extermination Australian antis are up a gum tree over duck Cabela’s falls foul […]

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A fox went on the rampage in a couple’s home. It left such a mess they thought they had stumbled on a murder scene. Malcom Gerrard, 58, and his partner Katie Hayward went downstairs to investigate a huge crash in their kitchen. Painter and decorator Malcolm told the Isle of Wight County Press newspaper: “I thought […]

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A 100-year-old rifle and pistol shooting club on England’s south coast is seeking new premises. Fareham Rifle & Pistol Club fought eviction from its base in the grounds of a Hampshire school but lost the last round of a court battle against its landlord. The club shoots air rifles and air pistols as well as […]

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The Irish government has had to defend a deer cull. More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled in what the Irish Office of Public Works (OPW) said was an effort to manage its size. The OPW confirmed 34 animals were killed as part of a controlled exercise. Their […]

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Using two dogs to hunt foxes is more cruel than using a pack. That’s the advice to the Scottish Government in its own review on hunting – yet it is planning to bring forward legislation that will do exactly that. By proposing a limit of two dogs that can be used to flush out and […]

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Catty Shack man Wayne Martin shows how to improve your slingshot shooting accuracy, using reference points on your body, on your catapult – and even optical sights. ▶ For more about Wayne’s slingshots, visit Facebook.com/CattyShackShooter ▶ Wayne is sponsored by Jack Pyke. Visit JackPyke.co.uk ▶ Click here to join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month […]

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Paul Childerley talks through the pros and cons of the Sako 85 Black Wolf, which he is taking on a chamois hunt in Slovenia. ▶ For more about the Sako 85 Black Wolf, visit Sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/85-black-wolf ▶ To go stalking with Paul, email paul@childerleysporting.co.uk ▶ Click here for all our films with Paul ▶ Click here to join […]

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Paul Childerley is on a three-day chamois hunt in the Slovenian mountains. In the latest episode of Paul’s Barrels & Brass series, he is out with Pater Matjasic of YouTube channel WaffenlandTV during the chamois rut. ▶ For more about the Sako 85 Black Wolf, visit Sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/85-black-wolf ▶ To go stalking with Peter, email waffenlandtv@gmail.com […]

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Tough stalking in superb mountain scenery – Paul Childerley is shooting chamois during their rut. He is out with Peter Matjasic from WaffenlandTV, who wants to show him why Slovenia is a hunting paradise. Meanwhile, Catty Shack man Wayne Martin offers his tips on shooting straight with a catapult. David is on the Fieldsports Channel […]

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Dallas Safari Club is bumping up its conservation work. During its 2019 convention and expo in Dallas, USA, it brought together a group of top-level conservation experts to join the DSC Conservation Advisory Board. This new group is charged with the mission of providing subject matter expertise with both regional and global perspectives on needed […]

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Namibia’s top ecologist has hit back against a letter in the Guardian newspaper against trophy hunting. Dr Chris Brown, chief executive of the Namibian Chamber of Environment, has written an article saying the current campaign against trophy hunting is a western urban cultural imposition on the rights of rural African communities. He asks whether the […]

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There’s a new beer to celebrate one of the best-known hunt masters in the country. The Flying Monk Brewery, which is based in the Beaufort country, wanted to mark Captain Ian Farquhar’s retirement from the mastership of the Beaufort Hunt after 34 years. It has produced a beer called The Old Captain. Who other to […]

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The National Trust has cancelled trail hunting for the South Shropshire Hunt at the Long Mynd. It has bowed to pressure from the League Against Cruel Sports, raising fears that one of the key heritage organisations in England & Wales is back in the pocket of animal rights extremists. LACS successfully infiltrated the National Trust […]

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BBC TV presenter Chris Packham says that neither the law banning hunting with hounds nor the League Against Cruel Sports’ hunt monitoring scheme is working. He says: “It’s very difficult to monitor foxhunting and it’s also very difficult when things go wrong to get a successful prosecution. Police are under-resourced and have many other things […]

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An Amish man has been fined £22,000 and jailed for 60 days for poaching. Junior L Troyer, aged 43, of Ohio, USA, entered pleas of no contest to several hunting crimes surrounding the poaching of a 28-point whitetail buck. He also faces a two-year hunting ban.

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A Spanish hunter who was filmed while he chased and tortured a fox has been identified. The Civil Guard in the Spanish province of Huesca says the man, aged 35, faces charges of crimes against wildlife. Click here for more.

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A car overturned in the Cotswolds after the driver tried to dodge a pheasant. The driver had attempted to swerve around a pheasant in the road and ended up rolling her car. She was checked by the ambulance service and given the all-clear.

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A fox has attacked a baby in Norway. After hearing his 10-month-old son Sander shrieking, Bjørn-Milliam Angell found a mangy fox in the baby’s cot. He threw a flowerpot at the animal, then grabbed the pram and pulled it away from the fox. The baby is recovering from scratches on his cheek and local foxshooters […]

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Tim Pilbeam gets an unusual hunting ground. He is off to thin out the red hinds on a beach in West Scotland. The animals are in the forestry behind the beach, but the beach itself provides the best access. Meanwhile, the South Somerset Ferreters are catching rabbits along a 300-yard straight hedge. It’s a huge […]

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It sounds easy: a straight 300-yeard hedge full of rabbit, and the ferreters are armed with nets, dogs and, yes, ferrets. Well, it requires planning and teamwork, as the South Somerset Ferreters find out. ▶ The South Somerset Ferreters on YouTube ▶ The South Somerset Ferreters on Facebook ▶ Click here for all our films on South […]

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Tim Pilbeam is at Ardnamurchan in Scotland on a hind cull. The animals are on a beach and that’s how Tim has to get on to them. Find out how he gets on. ▶ To go stalking at Ardnamurchan, visit WestHighland-Hunting.co.uk ▶ Contact Tim Pilbeam at tim@rucksackandrifle.co.uk ▶ Tim uses a Steyr. For more about […]

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How come you shoot up hill and there is less bullet drop than shooting on the horizontal? How come you get the same effect when you shoot down hill? Professors Jason Doyle and Will O’Meara explain the theory – and puts it into practice with a rifle and a steel gong (OK – they’re not […]

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Irish pigeonshooting guru Stephen Dunbar talks Jason Doyle through a December day over oilseed rape. The pigeons are feeding on and damaging the crop. With the sun and the wind on their back, and the feeding area in front of them, Stephen and Jason can try out different patterns to see what pulls them in. […]

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Will O’Meara and Jason Doyle go on a two-day backpack hunt in the Wicklow Mountains in winter weather conditions. They are after sika as part of Will and Jason’s cull plan for deer in the area. Why put themselves through it? Ridgeline Clothing wants the guys to crawl in its clothing through filthy bog conditions […]

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For Fieldsports Ireland episode 5, Jason Doyle is out after pigeons over oilseed rape and sika in the Wicklow mountains. The pigeons are coming in well and Jason enlists the help of pigeon guide Stephen Dunbar to explain how he decoys and shoots them. By the time Jason gets into the Wicklow mountains, the temperature […]

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The countryside has turned to social media to express its outrage that animal rights activist and BBC TV presenter Chris Packham is to be made a CBE. Packham’s ‘services to nature conservation’ include the launch of a group dedicated to ending grouseshooting and a campaign to ban hunting/shooting in Malta. In both campaigns he has […]

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Ingredients 4-6 pheasant breasts 8-12 rashers smoked back bacon Butter For the stuffing: 2 small onions diced 100g bread crumbs Small handful of sage leaves 100g chopped chestnuts Small handful of cranberries 300g sausage meat Salt and pepper . Add all stuffing ingredients into a mixing bowl and with a small dash of hot water […]

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We have had a wonderful year making films about hunting and shooting in 2018. It hasn’t always gone smoothly. Here are the best of the outtakes and pratfalls from a year of producing Fieldsports Britain and other shows. Thanks to all of you for watching us. ▶ Join the Fieldsports Nation. Just £/$/€4.99 a month […]

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‘A Father’s Advice’ was written by a member of Parliament, Mark Hanbury Beaufoy, who gave it to his 15-year-old son at Christmas 1902 along with a 28-bore. The Edwardian gun safety video has charmed generations of British shooters, and many are not allowed to pick up a gun until they learn it. In this video, […]

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Boar in Turkey are truly enormous and cause colossal damage to crops including rice. The locals don’t hunt them – boar meat is ‘haram’ (forbidden) in Islam – so it is up to visiting hunters from Europe to do the job for them. Charlie Jacoby goes to Çorum in Anatolia with Jeremy Boyd, Claire Zambuni […]

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A wild boar this size can devastate a farmer’s field. That and a love of wild boar hunting is why Charlie and a group of Brits are in Turkey. It is some of the best driven wild boar hunting in the world – and some of the biggest boar. That’s not all. In a packed […]

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Larysa Switlyk is back in the news. After posting a picture of a goat, she shot on Islay in Scotland, the presenter of American TV show Larysa Unleashed has had numerous death threats from violent antis. Now they have reported her to prosecutors under section 11a of the Firearms Act 1968, which refers to authorised lending […]

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French president Emmanuel Macron says he could reinstate the tradition of presidential hunts at the Château de Chambord (pictured), south of Paris. There is speculation in France that this could begin next year during the French-Italian commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the death of the artist Leonardo da Vinci, who spent his final years […]

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The reality of the benefits of trophy hunting is hitting home among the readers of the left-wing Guardian newspaper. After the Guardian orchestrated a campaign against African big game hunting by antis including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and actress Joanna Lumley, it has climbed down in the face of angry letters from the staff of […]

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The 2018 Boxing Day meets saw market towns across the UK throng with hunt supporters. A few groups of violent antis turned up to try to stop the fun – but the overwhelming support for hunting pushed them out. There were no antis visible at the Tiverton Foxhounds meet in the centre of Tiverton, where […]

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Ingredients Diced onion 300g fruit 500g venison 1 heaped tbsp marmalade Generous glass of port 400ml venison or beef stock 1 heaped tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp clove ½ tsp mace Shortcrust pastry Simmer for 1½ hours, leave the mixture to cool, then place in pastry ▶ For more about Blaser Clothing, Sauer […]

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We’re out at pheasant shooting at Domaine la Feuge near Arthies in France, trying out the Browning 525 Crown and the Browning 725 Black Edition. It’s a fabulous day on the pheasants. ▶ To go shooting at pheasant shooting at Domaine la Feuge, visit www.domainedelafeuge.fr ▶ For more about Browning shotguns, go to www.browning.eu ▶ […]

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Wayne Martin is an expert shot with a slingshot. He goes out with Andy Crow for a mooch around the farm. Andy wants him to have a go at squirrels and feral doves. Wayne shoots enough with his catapult for a good moocher’s pie. ▶ For more about Wayne’s slingshots, visit Facebook.com/CattyShackShooter ▶ Wayne and […]

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We have got everything from smart driven pheasants to mooching around with a slingshot in this week’s show. Wayne Martin is the man behind Catty Shack catapults, and he pops over to Andy Crow’s farm to show how he sorts out both farmyard and woodland pests. It’s amazing shooting. He kills a squirrel stone dead […]

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How does a brilliant match air rifle shot achieve those scores? Watch as a British junior air rifle shooter breaks a national record. At a competition in Luxembourg, the RIAC 2018, Pheobe Taylor of Rugeley Rifle Club broke the GB Junior record for a qualification. She eventually came 8th in the Air Rifle Women Juniors, […]

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Rifleman Firearms in Somerset, UK, is close to finishing its new indoor rifle range. The building will open in February 2019, will have five firing lanes and includes 500 metres of rail for the targets to run on. Visit RiflemanFirearms.com for more details. Images by Andy McGarty

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Belgium has charged two government officials for breeding, releasing and then shooting muntjac deer. Two forest rangers, one from the Nature and Forest Agency and one from the Agriculture and Fisheries Agency, are to go on trial in Leuven for breeding muntjac, releasing them into the wild, shooting them and selling the meat. European pro-hunting […]

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Antis are targeting a local councillor in Wales who is studying deer in New Zealand. They say James Evans, pictured here with prime minister Theresa May, should not keep his role as a member of Powys County Council after he won a National Farmers’ Union scholarship to study deer farming and venison production. Instead of […]

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The UK government has issued licenses in the last three years to shoot at least 40 problem bird species, including rare and endangered birds. A wildlife blogger’s freedom of information request reveals that Natural England and Natural Resources Wales issued licensed for birds including skylark, linnet and mistle thrush. Curlews, buzzards, red kites and peregrine […]

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You can learn hunting and shooting at school in America. Iowa Department of Natural Resources runs a hunter’s education programme alongside its apprentice and mentor hunting programmes. The state of Iowa also runs shooting sports initiatives in schools and even hunter safety as part of its physical education class curriculum. And it runs a programme […]

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There may be a new world record whitetail deer. Keith Szablewski of Illinois (below right) shot what could be a record-setting buck during the first week of shotgun hunting season. The animal’s antlers have 51 points, beating the previous record of 47 points, set in 2016 by Stephen Tucker of Tennessee (below).

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