General licences: the blame game

Charlie Jacoby sits in on the parliamentary committee charged with finding out what went wrong at…

Birds kill 200 lambs on a single Isle of Wight farm

We visit Cheverton Farm on the Isle of Wight, where ravens, crows and other birds have…

General licences: Gove starts his great consultation

UK environment secretary Michael Gove has started his consultation on the general licences. BASC submitted a…

General licences protestors plan London march

Shooters, farmers and other country people are planning a London March on Saturday 29 June 2019.…

Now Natural England mucks up the new general licences

The first of the new general licences is not fit for purpose, the second ‘appalling’. That’s…

First look at the new general licences

Two shooters – the same problem. How do they shoot pest birds legally? Shooter A is…

Not a very ‘Good Morning Britain’ with Chris Packham

As the general licences chaos rumbles on, Packham has been on British television at his manipulating…

Sea Eagles take lambs: Fieldsports News, 1 May 2019

 Here is this week’s news stump: ▶ Sea eagles catch lambs ▶ Packham manipulates the…

Piers Morgan blathers at elephant hunter

Celebrity anti-hunting campaigner Piers Morgan is floored on his own chat show, by a hunter who…

Nuclear power stations pause pest control

There are unconfirmed reports that England’s nuclear power stations have cancelled pest control while Natural England…

‘Don’t Sack Packham’ hits 100,000 just before ‘Sack Packham’

A petition on the petitions website Change.org, asking the BBC to sack its star presenter Chris…

Who will get sacked: Gove, Packham or Marian Spain?

Heads will roll. MPs furious about the general licences debacle want sackings. Most likely to lose…

Gamekeepers fight wildlife: Fieldsports Channel News, 24 April 2019

General licences shambles Fcha.nl/generallicences Should gamekeepers be compulsory? ALF kills more pheasants The Times takes on…

The Times can’t crush a shooter called Callum

The Times of London might once have been called the Thunderer and brought down governments –…

White deer shows itself in Michigan

Magical, mysterious, white deer evoke a reaction wherever they are seen. The classic ‘white hart’ of…

Animal Lib Front slaughters more birds

 After cutting the wire on a game farm in Wiltshire and driving 5,000 pheasants to…

Blundering Bradford bureaucrats massacre grouse

Bradford Council’s mismanagement of Ilkley Moor has killed more grouse in a single day than a…

US politician plans trophy ban

An American politician has introduced a bill to Congress that will see the end of most…

Grousemoors are curlew’s last refuge

Endangered curlews are safest on grousemoors. That’s the claim of one of the world’s top habitat…

‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign

Scottish gamekeepers are promoting their ‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign. Backed by sporting estates and gamekeepers…

Vegan posterboy says he wants to go hunting

A YouTube star who gave up veganism after claiming the diet made him sick says he…

Gamekeepers are good for mountain hares

Bad news for Chris Packham – mountain hares thrive on grousemoors, says new research. Mountain hares…

Trophy hunting under new attack

Fieldsports Channel’s Charlie Jacoby has been defending conservation hunting again. Channel Five’s Jeremy Vine show in…

New record moose

The moose and its close relation, the European elk, range across the tundra and subarctic of…

Rhino poachers get 25 years

Three convicted rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each. The judge in the…

Record Florida python – Fieldsports News, 10 April 2019

▶ Death threats for hunting guide ▶ Poacher killed by elephant ▶ Vegans are ‘shameful and…

€30k fine and a year in prison for obstructing a French hunt

Obstruction of hunting is now an offence in France. A new measure passed on 11 April…

Antis’ fake petition forces pheasant ban

A Freedom of Information request from the Countryside Alliance has discovered the recent petition to ban…

Top hunting YouTuber accidentally shoots illegal immigrant

Ilic Igor from Serval Channel accidentally shot an Iraqi through both legs in Croatia. He was…

Eagle politics – Fieldsports News

What’s in this week’s news”   For more Fieldsports News: Fcha.nl/news

Hovercraft moose hunter wins case

A hunter is allowed to use a hovercraft while hunting moose in Alaska. The US Supreme…

RSPB hits out at gamekeepers

The RSPB is upping its campaign against grousemoors, moorland gamekeepers and grouseshooters. The conservation work that…

Tiny the Wonder, London’s top ratting dog

Londoners are to be introduced to the joys of ratting via an exhibition. Tiny the Wonder,…

End of the line for invasive goldfish

A pond in Nottinghamshire has been drained because of the threat posed by goldfish. The goldfish…

Did buzzard eat shot or was it shot?

Anti grouse-shooters have been whipping up anger in North Yorkshire over a dead buzzard. They shared…

New eagles for Isle of Wight

Natural England has issued a licence to allow the release of 60 white-tailed eagles on the…

Fieldsports News – Swedish Lamper shoots man

▶ Fieldsports News Fcha.nl/news Swedish lamper shoots man StopTheCull attacks game farms Fcha.nl/stopthecull David Attenborough joins…

David Attenborough speaks out for salmon

Sir David Attenborough has joined the campaign to save salmon. The noted naturalist and BBC TV…

Two buzzards get into a tangle, talons locked together

Two buzzards got into a tangle – and out of it when they saw a dog,…

Yorkshire water cancels grousemoor leases

Yorkshire Water is reviewing the future of grouse shooting moors it owns in Calderdale. Following news…

Antis close down Welsh pheasant shoot

The League Against Cruel Sports has stopped shooting at a Bettws Hall shoot. The Welsh shoot…

Who’s the best airgunner in the world?

Who is the best air rifle and air pistol shot in the world? The International Shooting…

#StopTheCull calls for violent action

Animal rights activists around the UK are being told: attack game farms. The violent wing of…

Fieldsports News, 20 March 2019

Animal rights activists drive pheasants out of game farm Grousemoors to blame for killing of hen…

Unknown vehicle rams hunt saboteurs

 After years of harrassment by masked thugs, there’s a new trend in the countryside: mask…

Otter-proof fence

A carp fishery has spent a six-figure sum putting up two miles of 6ft high fencing…

Wolf kills flock of sheep

French farmers blame wolf attacks for the deaths of a more than 50 sheep and goats…

George Digweed wins African Grand Prix

George Digweed takes gold at the South African Hunting Route Grand Prix. The competition took place…

Good headlines for gamekeepers: Fieldsports News

In this week’s bulletin: ▶ Moorland gamekeepers get good headlines from report ▶ BBC makes promotional…

IWA 2019: shooting/hunting kit round-up

2019 was a quiet year for product launches at the European gun trade show IWA. Many…

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