Statement in Open Court

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE KING’S BENCH DIVISION Media and Communications List Before Mr/s Justice [xxx] Between:- Claim No. KB-2023-000965 CHRIS PACKHAM CBE Claimant -and- FIELDSPORTS CHANNEL LIMITED ANDREW O’ROURKE Defendants STATEMENT IN OPEN COURT   Carol Day, Claimant’s Representative My [Lord], in this action for defamation, I appear on behalf of the Claimant, […]

The countryside kicks off its election campaign

One of the UK’s most prestigious game shoots has kicked off the countryside’s general election campaign, with a charity shoot to raise funds for the Countryside Alliance’s lobbying. Warter Priory is one of the most exciting and sumptuous driven game shoots in the country. Once a year they run a charity shoot, where the clays […]

Reloading with Sako – how to save £20 a box on ammo

Deer manager and gamekeeper Paul Childerley has been reloading his ammunition for years, mainly for the cost savings. With the change to copper bullets Paul wanted a Sako round in .243 for roe, but the factory loads hadn’t arrived in the UK. He asked a friend to develop a load for him, using the copper […]

FAB 1: latest work of the Fieldsports Advice Bureau

Layla McGuigan from the FAB Fieldsports Advice Bureau says what she has been advising members who are battling police firearms departments against certificate revocations and renewal refusals. To get access to Layla’s advice, join the Fieldsports Nation and fund our fight for fieldsports in the media. Go to for full details To join for YouTube […]

Win a £110 steel fox target – Fieldsports Extra, episode 325

Play Video You can win a steel fox target and stand from Tom’s Targets priced at £110 in this week’s Fieldsports Extra. Plus we chat to our Fieldsports Advice Bureau supremo Layla McGuigan on what the police are trying to do to certificate holders, straight-talkingYorkshire keeper Frank Croft says why he doesn’t like Chris Packham, […]

Tier One A-Tac bipod The A-Tac bipod from Tier One is supremely adjustable, with interchangeable feet and a variety of mounting options so it’s easy to swap from one rifle to another. It is available with carbon fibre or aluminium legs. Ryan Charlton from the distributors Highland Outdoors runs through the bipod’s features and options. For more about […]

Miners fight to save their hunting culture Labour sided with the miners during their strike in the 1980s, as many miners turned to their rich tradition of hunting with lurchers to feed their families. Then 20 years later the same Labour banned hunting with dogs. Now there’s talk of strengthening the ban further, threatening centuries of those miners’ culture and tradition. […]

New crime commissioners support shooting – Fieldsports News, 15 May 2024

Here are the links: Crime commissioners in favour of shooting BASC Scottish lynx plan latest Women’s deerstalking event Police attend National Shooting Show Last Keeper film impresses Scottish politicians + Behind & Beyond the Trigger book launch New website for game shooters NZ hunters fight for right to […]

Win a deer print – all six species – Fieldsports Extra, episode 324

Play Video You can win a deer print by Katie Hargeaves priced at £75 in this week’s Fieldsports Extra. Plus we chat to Steve McGuigan of Countryside Academy, Ed Swales of Hunting Kind and @skyegamekeeper Scott Mackenzie. This week’s prizes and other links:For membership now with insurance go to members can upgrade here Halston […]

Police gun grab – pest controller loses £’000s

Lewis Dedman returned home after an argument with his wife to find a police car in his driveway. Kent police had come for his guns. 12 months on and Lewis, a professional pest controller, is still with his wife – in fact they are expecting a second child – but he is still without his […]

Fieldsports Britain – Dirty crow shoot

Corvids are making a mess of George Lawrence’s dairy farm in Essex. Unlucky for them, he’s a bit of a hot shot with his Browning shotgun and Aimpoint Acro S-2 red dot sight. Professional pest controller Lewis Dedman is trapped in a Catch-22 after police grabbed his guns – and he’s losing ££ thousands. There’s […]

Police U-turn on online FAC forms – Fieldsports News, 8 May 2024

Here are the links: West Mercia Police backtrack on online certificate applications BASC Cumbria Police tackle backlog BASC Underwater film reveals pollution horror Twitter and YouTube Facebook lifts British Shooting Show ban Facebook Crackshot fights back against Facebook Facebook Medieval red squirrels carried leprosy Young beater raises hospice cash Conservationists block capercaillie release […]

English Open Sporting Championship 2024 – a mountain to climb

There is a mountain to climb at the 2024 English Open Sporting Championships – and that’s not just the slog up the steep valley at Doveridge Shooting Ground to the final stand at the top of the hill. James Bradley-Day has set the bar high early on, shooting a seemingly unbeatable high score of 117 […]

Red dot shotgun sight on crows

George Lawrence, a young dairy farmer from Essex, is having trouble with crows, rooks and jackdaws making a mess and eating the cattle feed. Now the birds are trying to nest above his pheasant pen, which could spread disease. Fortunately George is a good shot with his Browning shotgun, as he proved at the Aimpoint […]

Win a £250 simulated game day at Halston Hall – Fieldsports Extra, episode 323

Play Video You can win a peg on a sim day at Halston Hall in Shropshire in this week’s Fieldsports Extra. Plus we chat to crow-shooter George Lawrence, gun-grab victim Lewis Dedman and the CPSA chief executive Iain Parker. This week’s prizes and other links:For membership now with insurance go to members can upgrade […]

Roy of the roebucks Roy Lupton is taking time out from breeding his falcons to shoot a roebuck for the freezer. He’s sporting a lustrous new goatee beard – which he can’t shave off or his birds won’t recognise him, and it will upset their breeding. He spots one roe, but doesn’t get set up in time, then […]

Yusaf departure ‘good’ for countryside – Fieldsports News, 1 May 2024

Here are the links: Scottish political chaos ‘could be good’ for countryside Countryside Alliance Refugee foxhounds head to France Hunting Kind Scottish land management pleas + YouTube Cartridge recycling success + + Falconry school takes off Dorset Echo Grey squirrels threaten £1.25 million red protection Daily Post Anglers toast record fish treble […]

Fieldsports Britain – Hairy hunter Lupton is after a roe for the freezer. He’s sporting a new beard, and he can’t shave for fear of putting off the birds – his falcons, that is. The British clayshooting season has started and we’re at the first of the majors: the Essex Masters. Terry Doe is introducing a young shot to […]

Hand pump, bottle or compressor: what’s the best way to fill your PCP?

James Head from Devon and online airgun shop Crackshot looks at the different options available for PCPs, and makes his recommendations for hand pump type, bottle size and whether to go cheap or expensive on your own compressor. For more from Crackshot, go to More on airguns here

Essex Masters 2024 The Essex Masters is seen as ‘the big one’ that kicks off the UK’s Sporting competition circuit each year, attracting well over 1,000 shooters from all over the UK and beyond. The 2024 competition runs for a whole week, at Hepworth Hall near Halstead in Essex, culminating on 28 April. It is shot over […]

Win a £200 Discovery Optics riflescope – Fieldsports Extra, episode 322

Play Video You can win a £200 Discovery Optics riflescope in this week’s Fieldsports Extra. Plus we have a labrador retrieving a muntjac, Roy talks about his new beard, Helen Tinner discusses shooting photography and recipes, member Steven Houston says why a ‘predator shadow’ means Natural England won’t let him plant woodland, and there’s the […]

Fieldsports insurance top tip – shoot your gun safe

Do you have cash, gold, jewellery or a Picasso in your gun safe? Well, Ex Met Detective Inspector Ian Jensen has some words of advice to help you if the police arrive at your home to remove your guns. In some cases the officers may have little to no experience dealing with firearms and firearms […]

Can a shotgunner shoot a rifle?

Wayne Martin is good with a shotgun – he proved that in our earlier film where he shot bolting rabbits on Gotland in Sweden. Rifle shooting is a whole new experience for him, and now he’s heading out to the Aimpoint Academy in Scandinavia. He visits Tim Pilbeam to learn the basics, and see if […]

Brewdog’s ‘Lost Forest’ flop – Fieldsports News, 24 April 2024 Here are the links: Brewdog’s lost forest Instagram Natural England block tree planting  Fieldsports News Deer return to Gloucestershire park Twitter Facebook censors British Shooting Show Instagram Call to review wildlife law Horse & Hound  New Zealand hunters face legal challenge South African poachers poison vultures Illegal fishing spotted from space BBC […]

Win National Shooting Show tickets – Fieldsports Extra, episode 321

Play Video You can win one of five pairs of tickets to the National Shooting Show on 11-12 May 2024 in Harrogate (we’ll be there). Plus we have more on our insurance – legal + public liability. Two hunting pundits, Dries van Coller and Ben Cassidy, say why their continents are best for wildlife, and […]

Police prise open gun safe – the full story

It was going to be an ordinary day for Phil Waymouth, picking up his son from school, spending time with him. Within 24 hours, he had been arrested and kept in a cell while police went to his house, apparently without paperwork, opened up his gunsafes with hooligan tools and seized his guns. He explains […]

First look – the revolutionary new Skout Epoch air rifle

Terry Doe is blown away when he gets his hands on the revolutionary new Epoch from Skout Airguns. The gun draws on the company’s 30 years of experience in the paintball market, to create an airgun like no other – it even talks to you. “It makes me happy that this airgun even exists,” says […]

RSPB wriggles over hen harriers – Fieldsports News, 17 April 2024

Here are the links: CA blasts RSPB over hen harriers Hunting’s ‘prisoners of conscience’? PCC elections plea  + Wild Justice wins a year too late Partridge survey appeal Richmond deer antler attack SCI celebrates return of black bear hunting White tailed eagle chases red deer To […]

Fieldsports Britain – Police smash ’n’ grab guns

The police went into his home when they knew he was out and opened his gun safes like tin cans. In the week we launch legal insurance to go with Fieldsports membership, we profile a shooter who had his guns seized in spectacular manner, following allegations against him by his ex wife. Phil Waymouth warns […]

Press release: hunting YouTube channel offers insurance

It’s a first. A YouTube channel now offers its viewers insurance. FieldsportsChannel  covers its viewers if they have an accident with a gun, or covers their legal battle if the police come to seize their guns. The insurance is available to its supporters’ club, the Fieldsports Nation. FieldsportsChannel, which has 350,000 subscribers on YouTube, specialises […]

Win a sim game day priced at £250 – Fieldsports Extra, episode 320

Play Video You can win a day on a simulated game shoot on the Dorset/Somerset border. Patson Hill Farm usually charges £252 per gun and we have one up for grabs. Date for you to decide with the organisers of the day., Plus our insurance package is out – legal + public liability – and […]

Old v new thermal for rabbit shooting

What do you do with your old thermal kit when you upgrade to the latest gear? You could sell it on – but Essex farmer and foxshooter Robert Bucknell has a better idea. He can still find a use for the old stuff where, even if outdated, it’s still good enough for some jobs. Today, […]

AGN Technology airguns on test at Oakedge Shooting Ground’s airgun range

Shooting Sports UK has a shop at Oakedge Shooting Ground in Staffordshire, which caters for every type of shooter including airgunners. As well as the clay shooting, there’s a six-lane airgun range which you can hire by the hour or by the day. Matt Clay walks us through the facilities and demonstrates three models from […]

How to make salt venison bagels

Cai Ap Bryn of Game & Flames is curing a venison haunch with Weschenfelder’s curing salts, then serving it up in delicious toasted bagels. Use the code FS15 to get 15% off these Weschenfelder products: Salt Beef Me Up Kit – Salt Beef Cure – To watch all of #FieldsportsBritain, episode 750, visit […]

New ‘partner surveys’ for gun owners – Fieldsports News, 10 April 2024

Here are the links: Partners to rule on their loved-ones’ guns Green minister orders ‘slaughter of innocents’ + Facebook Hen harrier numbers on the up Pesky squirrel killed Twitter Stop releasing seals, say anglers Angling Times + Facebook SCI to sue US government over elephants Instagram South Africa to sell rhino horn to Asia […]

Fieldsports Britain – Cornish cream We’re trying out the new Browning 525 Composite at Ollie Williams’ first simulated game day on his family estate in Cornwall. Robert Bucknell makes good use of an old Pulsar thermal sight, shooting rabbits inside the fence around an arboretum. Matt Clay from Shooting Sports UK is showcasing three PCP airguns from the Czech […]

Win pheasant and stag cushions and tablemats – Fieldsports Extra, episode 319

Play Video You can win homeware including a tablemat and coaster set for four and two cushions, all from artist Sami Tutch and together priced at more than £150. Plus we have Ollie Williams talking about his heritage, Robert Bucknell on fencing and we have the man behind the Countryside Academy, Steve McGuigan. This week’s […]

Swarovski STC and ATC 17-40x compact spotting scopes

Traditional spotting scopes are heavy, bulky, and need a tripod to give the best results. Swarovski has launched two new lightweight, compact spotting scopes, the STC and ATC, with 17-40x magnification. Cluny Country’s Robbie Shedden says this means you can have high magnification on the move, transforming your stalking experience. More information at More […]

Fieldsports Britain – squirrel feeder of despair

Jaf Jefferson builds an industrial-sized feeder so he can make a dent in the squirrel population. Gunmaker Steve Horton has a new lead alternative – Hortonium. He visits Tim Pilbeam to show how it works on targets, pattern plate and clays. Cluny Country’s Robbie Shedden presents Swarovski’s latest lightweight spotting scopes. We’re raffling a shotgun, […]

Hortonium – the best lead alternative yet?

Birmingham gunmaker Steve Horton has come up with an alloy, made to a secret recipe, which he says is the best non-toxic alternative to lead in ammo. He has named it Hortonium. He visits Tim Pilbeam’s range in Sussex, and brings along some rifle and shotgun ammo loaded with his new material to try out […]

How to build the ideal squirrel shooting set-up First it was the ‘bird-table of doom’, where Charlie lures in rats and squirrels to meet their doom, so he can protect local songbird populations. Now he has industrialised, enlisted the help of Jaf Jefferson from the South Somerset Ferreters and set about ridding a whole wood of grey squirrels. Jaf builds a feeder […]


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